Healthcare What is ALS disease, explained Updated : August 20, 2019 01:50 PM IST Commonly known as ALS disease, it leads to muscle weakness and changes the basic operations of the body. ALS disease can also affect the nerves that control breathing and can be fatal. While there is no cure found out for ALS disease, treatment can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.