Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease) Topic Guide

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease) 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.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease) Topic Guide - Visuals

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

tizanidine Tizanidine

Tizanidine is a short-acting muscle relaxer. It works by blocking nerve impulses (pain sensations) that are sent to your brain...learn more »

riluzole Riluzole

Riluzole is used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease...learn more »

baclofen Baclofen

Baclofen is a muscle relaxer and an antispastic agent...learn more »