The day is set to raise awareness about ALS disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was first described in 1869 by the French neurologist jean-martin charcot. For this reason, the disease is also known as charcot disease in the first place.
It is a disease in the central nervous system that causes cell destruction in the region called spinal cord and brain stem, resulting in weakness and eradication in the muscles. Also known as motor neuron disease.
The initial indication of the disease differs from patient to patient. The first symptom that most patients notice is weakness or thinning of the arm or leg. for example; While carrying a person's bag, writing, they struggle while walking, walking or running. Some patients complain of cramps at night, especially at the beginning of the disease. Depending on where the disease is located, symptoms may also start in different regions. for example; Speech-swallowing difficulty.
The exact cause of the disease is unknown. Genetic predisposition may also be effective. It is also thought that various factors such as agricultural chemicals and environmental toxins such as heavy metals, trauma, viral infections, autoimmunity, vitamin deficiency, hormonal disorders can be caused.
is not an infectious disease. There is no specific test to diagnose the disease. Diagnosis is based on clinical signs and symptoms. Since the cause of ALS
is not fully known, it can be treated symptomatically. ALS
has no definitive treatment. It is very important to take precautions to keep the patient as comfortable as possible and to maintain normal life. It is important to make additional medical
care necessary for the rehabilitation of patients, taking into consideration their personal circumstances. Especially those who will be involved in the care and rehabilitation of such patients need to have a good education about the disease.
In this sense amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was also defined as "WORLD ALS DAY" on 21st June to raise social consciousness and awareness about motor neuron disease.
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