ALS, known as the disease of motor neuron cells, seriously affects the life of both patients and their relatives. Stating that while the studies regarding a treatment continue, there is no certain cure for the disease, Neurology Specialist, therefore, pointed to the importance of early diagnosis in the disease. However, he said that confusing the symptoms of the disease with many others may delay the diagnosis.
Gaining more and more recognition after it is mentioned with some well-known athletes, ALS is known as a motor neuron disease that occurs as a result of self-illness and death of the cells in the brain and spinal cord, known as motor neurons. There are some assumptions about the emergence of this disease, while the subject of how it came into existence is still unknown. Yeditepe University Kosuyolu Hospital, Neurology Specialist claims that various reasons, for example, universal factors such as radioactivity, exposure to various harmful rays, exposure to harmful drugs and chemicals, heavy metals, some infections (especially some viral infections), poor nutrition and being under heavy load may cause the emergence of the disease. Explaining that genetic factors are the reason in ten percent of patients, stated that some genes do not work or work incorrectly in these patients.