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Ischaemic Heart Disease


Sean (dr.) Gomes Medical Doctor View profile

We do not offer this form of treatment at Wellness Warehouse. Chelation therapy is administering a man-made amino acid called EDTA into the veins. EDTA “chelates” (naturally seeks out and binds) calcium, one of the components of atherosclerotic plaque. In the early 1960s, this led to speculation that EDTA could remove calcium deposits from buildups in arteries. The idea was that once the calcium was removed by regular treatments of EDTA, the remaining elements in the plaque would break up and the plaque would clear away. Based upon this thinking, chelation therapy has been proposed to treat existing atherosclerosis and to prevent it from forming.

However, EDTA/Chelation treatment has not been endorsed by the American Heart Association as there is no scientific evidence that it is of benefit to patients. The use of the drug can also be dangerous. This is the American Heart Association’s view: “There is a danger of kidney failure. (renal tubular necrosis). EDTA can also cause bone marrow depression, shock, low blood pressure (hypotension), convulsions, disturbances of regular heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmias), allergic-type reactions and respiratory arrest.

A number of deaths in the United States have been linked with chelation therapy. Also, some people are on dialysis because of kidney failure caused, at least in part, by chelation therapy.

The American Heart Association is concerned that some people who rely on this therapy may delay undergoing proven therapies like drugs or surgery until it’s too late. This is the added danger of relying on an unproven “miracle cure.”

For further information on the what the therapy entials and reasons why the AHA do not endorse it visit http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3000843

Should you be having symptoms of ischaemic heart disease I would recommend you visit you cardiologist immediately for an assessment. There are a number of medications and procedures that are scientifically proven that can assist you. Following your bypass, you would have been put on medication to reduce the chance of atherosclerosis (plaque build up in your arteries). You would have also been given lifestyle advice relating to smoking, diet and exercise. It is important that you continue eating healthily, exercising and taking medication to keep the blood supply to your heart healthy. For further advice on lifestyle changes and natural remedies please visit our healthnotes section online: http://www.wellnesswarehouse.com/healthnotes.php?org=wellware&ContentID=1013005 Please also visit our Natural Medicine Dispensaries for further advice. Regards Dr Sean Gomes MD

Reena Sukdev Homeopath View profile

There could be many factors at play here, it’s best to get this reassessed. I found a useful guide courtesy of this web address http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/tools/symptom/539.html that might be helpful. This is only a guideline of considerations and as I mentioned earlier, your condition needs to be reassessed. To avoid false readings and to clear some of the ill effects of medications you might be on I would advise you to take Nux Vomica Hommacord(as a result of past medication you have being on) and Amipro Ultra Flora Probiotics. These will also aid you in obtaining a more accurate diagnosis and it might actually help you clear things up. Nux Vomica and Lycopodium which are key ingredients in the Nux Vomica Hommacord are well indicated remedies for genito-urinary conditions especially in males where you are experiencing such symptoms. You could also consider taking Saw Palmetto, Buchu and Cranberry and a short course of Goldenseal from our Natural Dispensary. For more assistance please visit us at the Natural medicine Dispensary. Kind Regards. Dr Reena Sukdev (Resident Homeopath, Cavendish)

Chase (dr.) Webber Naturopath View profile

Chest pains and problems with your breathing are symptoms that require a complete check-up with your doctor. Please do not delay, but rather have a direct examination to put your mind at ease. Regards Dr Chase Webber


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