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Ashburn, VA 20147
Next Health Internal Medicine
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Bethesda, MD 20816
Heart, Diabetes, and Autoimmune Diseases: Can They Be Reversed?
Can you reverse heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, and autoimmune diseases? The short answer is yes, if you rethink medicine.
The current standard of care is designed to control disease, primarily using drugs to block pathways resulting in lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, etc. However, the problem is that once you’ve controlled blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol there may be only a 25% reduction in heart disease. Did you know that controlling blood sugar did not reduce the incidence of heart attacks until new drugs that dealt with insulin resistance came on the market?
Well, how often have you discussed insulin resistance (IR) or heard that 70% of heart attacks are due to inflammation and not high cholesterol? Now we’re getting closer to the root cause of the disease. By turning off inflammation, you can dramatically reduce heart attacks. By removing IR you can better control blood sugar and reduce heart attacks.
Controlling cholesterol, high blood pressure, high glucose is a 2-D approach. When targeting inflammation, insulin resistance, oxidation, or immune dysfunction, we’re applying 3-D medicine. Natural therapies, such as infusions, can be used as complementary treatments to reprogram cells, getting to the root cause. By understanding the root cause of most of the common diseases through advanced testing and technology – and then addressing them – you can predict, prevent, or even reverse disease.
One recent example is a patient who was concerned with heart disease because it runs in his family. He was borderline diabetic and came in with a cardiac calcium score of 800. He explained that it had increased from a previous high of 600. A cardiac calcium score of 200-400 gives moderate cardiac risk of blockage, and a score of 400 or more increases the risk of coronary artery disease by almost 30%.
The good news is that his diabetes risk was addressed by managing and reducing his insulin resistance. This was then followed up with the NIH protocol of intravenous chelation (based on the TACT-I trial.) Now his calcium score is going in the right direction, down from 800 to 400.
Based on the NIH TACT-I trial, diabetics who received regular doses of intravenous chelation over a one year span had an almost 40% reduction in heart disease.
Whether you are young or old, if you’ve been diagnosed with a disease 3-D medical interventions may lead to better outcomes. In situations where you’re not feeling your best, recurrent injuries, slow healing, or no one seems to be able to get to the root of your condition, integrative 3-D medicine can help.
Programs are available for all types of people, from professionals to executives, CEO’s, athletes, or people with complex medical problems.