Lou Gehrig By: Miranda Cannady and Christine Evans
What it does to the body…. Lou Gehrig's disease is a disorder that's also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (say: ah-my-uh-tro-fik la-tuh-rulskluh-ro-sis), or ALS. Lou Gehrig's disease damages motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Motor neurons are nerve cells that control muscle movement. Over time, Lou Gehrig's disease causes these motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord to shrink and disappear, so that the muscles no longer receive messages to move. As a result, the muscles become smaller and weaker. Gradually the body becomes paralyzed.
How the disease works…. This shows the brain and the spinal cord. If you get Lou Gehrig disease then it hurts the neurons and allows your muscles to become paralyzed.
More of how it works…. This shows more of how it works. How it get affected and how it is functioned.
Better Understanding…. Lou Gehrig diseases damages motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Soon those neurons will die. Your body will become paralyzed from this.