About ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neuromuscular disease that destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and causes disability. ALS is often called Lou Gehrig's disease, after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with it.

People with ALS experience symptoms of progressive muscle weakness and paralysis including:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty walking
  • Weakness in hands
  • Slurred speech or trouble swallowing
  • Muscle cramps and twitching

FORTITUDE-ALS is a clinical trial of an investigational medicine. This clinical trial is now enrolling participants with ALS.  Click below to see if you are eligible to participate.