Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Topic Guide
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease): Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disorder that progressively reduces the sufferer's ability to contol movement. The disease is marked by lost of strength, the ability to write, walk and ultimately talk and breath. Most people with ALS die in five years after diagnosis.
Muscle Cramps Muscle cramps occur when a muscle undergoes a sustained, forceful, involuntary contraction. The cramp may cause a visible or palpable hardening of the muscle. Dehydration, fatigue, and certain medications may cause muscle cramps. The primary treatments for muscle cramps include relaxing, stretching, massaging, and applying heat to the cramp.
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