Hiroshi, MD Mitsumoto's Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and PDF

By Hiroshi, MD Mitsumoto

ISBN-10: 1932603727

ISBN-13: 9781932603729

This significant ebook covers each point of residing with ALS, from scientific gains of the illness to an outline of symptom administration to figuring out its prognosis. significant sections care for overseeing remedy and rehabilitation, residing with ALS, the disease’s complex part, end-of-life concerns, and assets. widely revised and rewritten, this variation includes new chapters at the most modern ways to treating ALS signs, using noninvasive ventilators, multidisciplinary crew care, new directions being built by way of the yank Academy of Neurology for sufferers with ALS, using riluzole (Rilutek), and extra.

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Unfortunately, several What Is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis? 13 subsequent series failed to obtain any good results with vitamins E or B6 (63–65). Despite such discouraging results, many neurologists continue to recommend vitamins for the treatment of ALS, particularly those with antioxidant properties. Although it is no longer believed that ALS is caused by a nutritional deficiency, the rationale for such therapy is based on the discoveries that (a) a mutation in the gene for copper/zinc superoxide dismutase, an endogenous antioxidant, is one cause of familial ALS; and (b) vitamin E appears to delay the onset and slow the progression of clinical symptomatology in a mouse model of familial ALS (48,66).

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