Our bodies are controlled with help from our brain. The brain processes all information coming into it from signals sent by nerve cells. Once the information is processed, messages can then be sent the other way to make our muscles move, and to ensure the rest of the body is functioning as it should be.
If something was to go wrong with these nerve cells, however, then the patient’s body will begin to lose its functionality. The patient can lose the ability to control their muscles, and it can even result in the patient’s organs losing their functionality. ALS is a disease that can cause this, and it is fatal to anybody who develops it.
ALS is the commonly used acronym for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a condition that affects the cells in the spinal cord and in the brains. The result of this is a gradual loss of control over their muscles. The condition tends to begin with twitching of the muscles, and overall weakness.
Patients will also often develop slurred speech early on in the condition. As the disease progresses, so the patient loses more control over their body. There is no known cure for the disease, and it will be fatal for anybody that develops it.