ALS, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a devastating degenerative disease that mainly affects motor neurons (the cells that move the muscles). Over the period of just a few years, patients with this disease lose their ability to speak, swallow, move their limbs, and breathe. The lifespan is usually dramatically shortened.
At the Duke ALS Clinic we start by confirming the ALS diagnosis and ruling out similar conditions. We then employ a multidisciplinary team approach to maximizing quality and length of life for our patients and are able to offer them the latest research options.
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