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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


Other Names for this Disease

  • ALS
  • ALS1
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 1
  • Lou Gehrig disease
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  • Does a father who develops ALS in his late forties have an increased risk for his son or future generations to have ALS? Click here for answer

  • Is there any proof that a special diet helps slow down the progression of ALS? Are there any impending cures? Is it true that riluzole is most effective for patients with bulbar-onset? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • ALS
  • ALS1
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 1
  • Lou Gehrig disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.