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Als(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)


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Als(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

  1. 1. ALS
  2. 2. ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,caused by lose of neurons in the brain.Neurons are the nerve cells.The lose of these cells causes muscles to weaken and to lysis.Body affected by this disase.Mind and memory won’t be effected.
  3. 3. Weakness in the muscles can spread to mouth-swallow area and then can spread to tongue.This expansion can cause problems in speech and swallow ability.In severe cases it can cause breathing problems.
  4. 4. Ussualy it can be seen in age of 40s of 50s.Mostly it can effect weak people.There are more cases amongst men then women.İt is a rare disase.Patients mostly live up to 3 to 5 years.
  5. 5. ABOUT ALS
  6. 6. ETYMOLOGY A-Amiotrphic---None-Negative Meaning. L-Lateral---Meaning of nerves in spinal cord. S-Sclerosis---Meaning of muscle stiffness.
  7. 7. EPİDEMİOLOGY Most seen neuropatic disase around the world.İn this disase,cells mutate in time.ALS factore are genetic.Enviromental factors are also influencel.
  8. 8. REASONS İt can also be seen as a virus that effects the immune system.It appears because of the 21th chromosome among people.
  9. 9. İNDİCATİONS -Twitching in muscle -Shivering -Muscle weakness -Failure in handcrafts -İnability to speak -İnability to be understood
  10. 10. MEDİCAL DİAGNOSİS Many tests are being done by doctors.Diagnosed according to the tests.Most common tests are; -Electromiyography(EMG) -Nerve Response Speed Test(NCV)
  11. 11. THERAPY There is no certain cure for ALS yet.Patient are treated with physiotherapy.Riluzole,devoloped in America are being use for the disase.
  12. 12. THE RESULT ALS patient; -Cannot walk, -Cannot speak, -Cannot get out of bed alone, -Cannot use his hands or feets.
  13. 13. FAMOUS PEOPLE WİTH THE DİSEASE -Stephen Hawking(Physicist) -Sedat Balkanlı(Football Player) -Don Revie(Politician) -Jason Becker(Musician) -Fokko do Cloux(Mathematician)
  14. 14. A CNN NEWS
  15. 15. İCE BUCKET CHALLENGE To raise awarness to ALS disase,İce bucket challenge is the action that includes pouring down a bucket of water filled with ice.
  16. 16. SLOGAN
  18. 18. THE END