This health video looks in the possible treatments to help those who suffer from Lou Gehrig's (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
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Jennifer Mathew: Moving the yard is not a joke for Steve Holdaway, it's a challenge. In 1999 Steve was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Today he moves a little then rest a little, but he is not ready to stop permanently. Steve Holdaway: I still need the independence, still need to feel that I can do something. Jennifer Mathew: In the body more over wires from the brain and the spinal cord to tell the muscles to work with ALS the wires fail. Creatine a supplement used by athletes for quick process of energy may help ALS patience. Dr. Bob Pascuzzi: Those cells that are mal functioning the motor nerves and they are the once who are the creatine and is tended to be playing a role. Jennifer Mathew: Dr. Bob Pascuzzi says the reason to believe creatin's energy boosting property can save the dyeing motor nerves. Dr. Bob Pascuzzi: If you can think of a way to help improve the energy function delivered the more energy help protect them from degrading that offers some logical astrology for treating the whole house in their logical problems. Jennifer Mathew: For patients like Steve the researchers still on going, how ever one Canadian study shows creatin does cause modest increases and strength. Steve Holdaway: I will prolong like the quality life is first as far as the good time then I have been it's with the try. Jennifer Mathew: So for Steve's disease like us yard work, he is moving a head slowly that he hopes it stays that way. This is Jennifer Mathew's reporting.