Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is sometimes known as Lou Gehrig disease after the baseball player who famously suffered from the disease. We’ve listed seven facts about ALS you should know about with help from prevention.com and the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
The first symptoms of ALS usually appear in a patient’s hands or feet. They might find that they are dragging their feet, tripping over a lot or dropping things. Some patient’s symptoms first develop in the mouth and they experience difficulty talking.