We take great pride at Sierra Integrative Medical Center in offering some of the most advanced treatment options available for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
What is Lou Gehrig’s Disease?
Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a nervous system disorder that is characterized by weakened muscles and decreased physical function. Also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s Disease gets its name from a hall-of-fame baseball player who was diagnosed in the early 1930s, Lou Gehrig. Currently, there is no known cure for this disease, but various forms of medicine can slow its progression and reduce discomfort.
What are the symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s Disease?
Often times, the onset of Lou Gehrig’s Disease is so subtle that the symptoms are overlooked and the patient is misdiagnosed. As the disease progresses, the severity of the symptoms increases and the diagnosis becomes clear.
The main symptom of Lou Gehrig’s Disease is muscle weakness, however, there are many other symptoms that come along with this. Since this disease causes nerve cells to break down, the functionality in the muscles they supply decreases. Some of the early symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s Disease include:
- Muscle twitches in the arm, leg, shoulder, or tongue
- Muscle cramps
- Tight/stiff muscles
- Muscle weakness affecting an arm, leg, neck, or diaphragm
- Slurred and nasal speech
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
How we treat Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Sierra Integrative Medical Center utilizes a combination of traditional medicine with alternative treatments to create an integrative medicine program. Our team of Reno physicians is highly experienced and board-certified to evaluate and treat all of our patients in a cooperative effort to bring about the best results possible.
- advanced nutraceuticals
- integrated whole body detoxification
- customized Chinese herbal remedies
- orthomolecular therapy
- oxidative therapies
- intravenous nutritional support
- individualized homeopathic remedies.