Lou Gehrig's disease or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is named after the first famous case and that was of baseball legend Lou Gehrig.
There are certain details that most doctors who treat ALS neglect to tell their patients, the details not mentioned would be considered to be important to patients who have the ability to analyze complex issues. Yet this critical information is kept from the person living in suffering.
A significant number of patients who have been diagnosed with ALS also have Lyme disease. There are some doctors who have found that almost of their ALS patients have Lyme disease.
This gives rise to the question as to if ALS and Lyme disease are two separate things or if they are really the same thing with different manifestation.
Ask yourself this question. Considering that Lyme disease affects such a small percentage of the population, and the ALS also affects a small percentage also. What could possibly cause there to be so many people to have both, if they are not related?
The position that many doctors take does not make sense, it is not rational to conclude they are unrelated when so many cases are found together.
It is important to read the article on Lyme disease at this point. This will provide additional background that is needed to understand what comes next.
Many of the symptoms of ALS and Lyme are similar. In the medical community many will only accept that a person has Lyme if they have Lyme antibodies. Since Lyme has the ability to hide from the bodies immune system, many people have a case of active Lyme but no antibodies.
The conclusion I have come to is that many people who have been told they have ALS really have undiagnosed Lyme.
There is no treatment for ALS, but there are both traditional and alternative ways to deal with Lyme.
This does not mean that all diagnosis of ALS is Lyme. There is a linkage between ALS and people who have suffered repeated concussions. For example there are several football players and boxers who have ALS.
Anyone told that they have ALS should consider that it is possible that they have a bacterial infection and not ALS.