What Are the Causes of ALS Disease?

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ALS is inherited in 5 to 10 percent of cases, while the rest have no known cause. Researchers are studying several possible causes of ALS, including:
  • Chemical imbalance. People with ALS generally have higher than normal levels of glutamate, a chemical messenger in the brain, around the nerve cells in their spinal fluid.
  • Disorganized immune response. Sometimes a person's immune system begins attacking some of his or her body's own normal cells, which may lead to the death of nerve cells.
  • Gene mutation. Various genetic mutations can lead to inherited ALS.
  • Protein mishandling. Mishandled proteins within the nerve cells may lead to a gradual accumulation of abnormal forms of these proteins in the cells, destroying the nerve cells.
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What is als???
ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It's characterized by stiff muscles, muscle twitching, and gradually worsening weakness due to muscles decreasing in size. You can visit https://healthtopquestions.com/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-symptoms-treatment/ for detailed information.