Brain Atrophy Series – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is, “A disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement” (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2013).  The condition is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease named after the professional baseball player who suffered from this health problem.  As the video explains, the consequences from having this ailment are grim.

[Video] “Lou Gehrig’s Disease – Effects of Lou Gehrig’s Disease – What is ALS?”



U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2013). Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.