Fasciculation may be due to fatigue, cold, medications, metabolic disorders, nerve damage, or neurodegenerative disease, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease).
Patients diagnosed with such diverse conditions as lupus (Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 63:11,) Lou Gehrig`s disease, and schizophrenia have shown remarkable recoveries when placed on gluten-free diets.
Axokine, a drug in development for treatment of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), which showed promise in its action on the leptin pathway -- leptin is a hormone that signals your brain that you have eaten enough.
The memo stated the show's producers were seeking families with Down syndrome, skin cancer, Lou Gehrig Disease, progeria, and ALS.
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