Abramovitz, Melissa. "Lou Gehrig's Disease" p17-61. Treatment for ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease has found that Vitamin E and the drug known as Riluzole can help the progression of the disease. When taking the medication Riluzole it has shown to prolong survival in patients by two to three months and it has also delayed the use for breathing support. There is a few side effects to taking Riluzole, such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, and it has also shown that it can do damage to your liver and kidney's. There is no cure for ALS, but researchers are trying to find out what actually causes this disease and how they can cure it.
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Hains, Bryan C. Brain Disorders Published in 2006. p28 One way to test for ALS is by doing a simple test known as the Babinski's sign. Which is damage to the corticospinal tract or incomplete myelination of the nervous system, as is the case with infants., produces Babinski's sign, an abnormal response in which the toes flare and the great toe moves in an upward direction when the sole of the foot is rubbed. In an normal test the toes point down towards the floor.
Kugler, Mary RN. About.com (2001). National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. http://rarediseases.about.com/od/rarediseases/a/090701.htm This article discusses several things about the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It discusses what muscles in the body are affected, if any mental changes will happen, who gets this disease, what actually causes the disease, symptoms, and diagnosis, treatment if any, and what future research is being done on finding a cure and how to treat this deadly and progressive disease.
Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig.com (30 Sep 03). The Official Web Site Lou Gehrig. http://www.lougehrig.com/about/bio.htm This website was started in memory of Lou