Sal explains the disease ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and takes the "ice bucket challenge.". Created by Sal Khan.
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i was diagnosed 2011. i was diagnosed with the bulbar form of ALS and was given one year to live. My symptoms progressed quickly. Soon i was having difficulty breathing, swallowing and even walking short distances. With the help of Natural Herbal Garden natural herbs I have been able to reverse my symptoms using diet, herbs, which i feel has made the most difference. The ALS natural formula immensely helped my condition, it reversed my ALS. my slurred speech. And then the inability to eat without getting choked, breathing, and coughing. gradually disappeared. Visit NATURAL HERBAL GARDENS via their official web-site www. naturalherbalgardens. com. I’m now playing golf again. and i turned 69 today. i am glad to get my life back DON’T GIVE UP HOPE!!!
And its a HORRIBLE. disease!!! And my brother is only 34! He got diagnosed when he was 30. He has 2 daughters that keep him fighting daily he wishes he could hold he wishes he can feed them run with them even talk to them. But ALS is doing its thing and we are losing my brother. But seeing him and other families go through this makes me not take for granted every movement that i can make on my own!
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Really great video, but I'd be worried about anyone studying from this material. The upper motor neuron drawing around 53 seconds is wrong. Upper motor neurons end when they synapse on the lower motor neuron in spinal cord (or thereabouts: anterior grey matter, cranial nerve nuclei, etc.). Upper motor neurons don't touch muscles. ALS degrades both upper and lower motor neurons. That has a huge affect on the way that the disease presents. The explanation that the muscles atrophy simply from disuse is misleading - it makes it sounds like using the muscle (action potential firing) is the primary thing that maintains muscle bulk. Nerves provide trophic factors to muscles that prevent atrophy.
Oh your kids loved that I bet! ! Thank you for everything you do at Khan Academy! Also in more recent years ALS Steve Gleason from the New Orleans Saints. http://www.nola.com/movies/index.ssf/2016/01/steve_gleason_documentary_pick.html
It's caused by acidic lymphatic accumulations that degenerate the nervous system. The cure is a raw food diet, aggressive juicing and sunshine in your eyes. The raw food and juicing dissolve and cleanse out the accumulations damaging the nerves and preventing the immune system from repairing and the photons entering the eyes directly powers the DNA regeneration process and recharges the CNS to amplify the nerve signals to overcome the impedance by the interstitial lymphatic residues. The residues are generated by meat, dairy and cooked grains.
We have an immediate family member suffering from this disease, and are grateful for this video. It adds to increased awareness and has raised a lot of money, which we appreciate.
I don't have the exact numbers in front of me, but awareness of ALS through the ice bucket campaign has been significantly increased. Funds raised for research also dramatically exceeded expectations.
Indirect benefits: other nonprofits are taking note. It's my hope that a cause that is as close to home for you will be inspired to create an upbeat and wildly successful campaign, and bring more issues closer to resolution.
You should thank you god for being able to simply turn a faucet to get water whenever you want.
As you run and waste that water just remember that there are millions who have limited access to this precious resource! And many day from polluted or contaminated water.
Dear Mr. Khan sir,
I would like to point out a technical difference, although it is possible I may altogether be quite wrong, giving the fact that I am neither a doctor by profession, nor as knowledgeable as you are.
There is a difference between Lou Gehrig's disease or also called as ALS and Motor Neuron Disease. There are various kinds of MND (4 I believe) out of which ALS is one of them. Stephen Hawking does not have ALS, he has MND (one of the remaining 3 kinds, which one it is not possible to tell without performing a spinal autopsy, which can only be done after his death, for the obvious reasons). Him having MND, is one of the many reasons he has been able to live quite long. ALS, as you know has a lot lower life expectancy, with it decreasing as and when the diagnosis take places at a later age. About 4% of the people last more than 10 years, and almost no one has lasted as long as Mr. Hawking. He has MND, not ALS.
Motor neurone disease (MND) is the technically correct name. Within MND there are a number of different patterns of disease, ie the way that it affects their motor neurones. ALS is the most common type of MND, and there are three other types, primary lateral sclerosis, progressive muscular atrophy, and progressive bulbar palsy. Some patients may have overlapping/combined forms.
ALS/MND = same thing. In Europe it is commonly called MND or Charcot disease, in the United States we call it ALS. It is broke down into catagories by how its first onset affects the body. My mother for example who died of ALS had Bulbar it commonly affects the facial nerves making speaking difficult, however it affected areas throughout her body rather consistent making her entombed in her body unable to move anything except her eyes within the first year. She chose, as Steven Hawkings, to use a ventilator in which I cared for in my home. ALS is the sientific name for the disease, MND is not, and why it appears to cover a larger area like MD here.
+ItsOneInAMillion No Mr. One Million. MND's are types of diseases. ALS is one kind of MND. ALS not= MND. Yes ALS = Lou Gehrig's disease. There are different kinds of MND's of which ALS is one. And yes ultimately, it is where the mutation lies that will determine the life span of a sufferer.
And yes, there are sub classifications/types of ALS which depend on length/location of mutation. Just like a particular type of cancer which has sub types. Every other MND again has sub-types.
Looking good, Mr Khan. But it bears pointing out that all the money raised won't go to research; they also provide patient care. I think that cuts to the national research budget and inadequate health care are the root problems that need a powerful lobby.
I only wish people have more appreciation for "water" and stop this nonsense.
ALS is a genetic disease affecting primary European descents.
If people just accept and let evolution through natural selection take its course and understand the balance it will achieve instead of this emotion based science they will do better.
Eventually the surviving individuals will be healthier and more adapting.
Awareness is always a good thing. In this case, it is overrated and unfortunately misguided.
Always question EVERYTHING!
Good thing your still in school perhaps something will soak between those ears ... eventually. We can only hope. You should be made to do an entire thesis on ALS, 'Mr I know more than anyone,' you may find yourself with head buried deep in sand next to the Ostrich on the funny pages when you learn you know nothing of ALS nor natural selection.
"it's natural selection." You know what else is natural selection? Almost everything people go to the hospital for. Pneumoniae and inflamated appendices were mostly fatal about 150years ago. deal with it.
+mhtinla the challenge was to dump a bucket of icewater on your head (to simulate the feeling of ALS) to catch that ahaaa moment from the freeze and to spread ALS awareness OR donate $100 dollars to your charity of choice. Obama chose to donate. If he did every charity whim or whatever, he couldn't very well do presidential duties and care for his own family. The fact he mentioned ALS was a win for the ALS community.
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