In-depth

Causes

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — often known as Lou Gehrig's disease — is a degenerative condition causing loss of control of voluntary muscles.

Risk factors

Parkinson's disease

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

EEG (electroencephalogram)

Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

April 24, 2015