Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
ALS is a progressive, always fatal neuromuscular disease that begins with muscle weakness and as it progresses, results in total paralysis and the inability to speak and swallow. Sadly, the mind and senses remain intact.
ALS IN THE US
At the present time, there are about 30,000 people living with this disease in the United States alone. Each day, an additional 15 people are diagnosed. Estimated 5000 people in the United States are diagnosed with the disease each year.
Dr. Hickey believes that ALS and a number of other decease, including primary lateral sclerosis, myelodysplastic syndrome, renal failure, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and fibromyalgia, are caused by heavy metal poisoning. As a result, patients who present with these varied conditions receive similar treatments in his center.