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ALS Clinic

Comprehensive Approach to Diagnose and Treat ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease

Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, can expect the highest quality of care at Loyola Medicine’s ALS clinic at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood, IL.

The multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care and education from diagnosis through disease progression. The goal is to improve patients' quality of life using multiple specialists, mental health support, respiratory support, exercise and nutrition counseling.

Working together, neurologists and pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists as well as speech and swallowing specialists create an individual plan of care and provide support for patients and caregivers. We help patients manage their symptoms and improve quality of life.

More about ALS

ALS affects about five out of every 100,000 people worldwide. With ALS, nerve cells die off and can no longer send messages to voluntary muscles like your legs and arms. Over time, this progressive condition results in muscle twitching, weakness and loss of movement in the arms, legs and body. About one in every 10 cases of ALS is due to a gene mutation. Symptoms usually don’t appear until after age 50, but can occur in younger people.

If you or a loved is experiencing symptoms that may be due to ALS, you want an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. Our dedicated team in the ALS clinic will determine what is causing your symptoms and deliver the highest quality of care. We will guide you through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.