About 75 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure—that's 1 in every 3 American adults. Anyone, including children, can develop high blood pressure. It greatly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. International figures came from the largest ever study looking at blood pressure rates around the world, using readings from over 19 million adults in 200 countries. High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke, killing around 7.5 million people worldwide every year.
Cecil’s Textbook in Internal Medicine states that over 80% of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is categorized as Idiopathic Hypertension. (Note: Idiopathic is a term in medicine that means “we don’t know”, with the same origins as the word “idiot”). Yet, the reality is that most high blood pressure originates from Cadmium toxicity. How many doctors have you have seen for your High Blood pressure who have addressed the cause? At the Centers for Advanced Medicine, addressing cadmium toxicity along with all the other heavy metal and persistent organic pollutant toxicities, is a crucial component of addressing all disease processes.
An estimated 15 million U.S. adults have coronary heart disease. Approximately 78 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, and an estimated 20 million have diabetes. It is estimated that an additional 8 million adults have undiagnosed diabetes and 87 million have pre-diabetes. Why is diabetes and pre-diabetes being mentioned here with heart disease? Because in the last 10 years, the data is clear that cholesterol has far less to do with heart disease than what your glucose (sugar levels are most of the time. And it’s inflammation and oxidation that should be concern.
Getting your sugar levels in check and eliminating or reducing all possible causes of oxidation should be the focus of addressing heart disease. How many of your doctors are addressing oxidation and metabolic processes to help you with your heart disease? At the Centers for Advanced Medicine, we have a cardiac protocol that is 95% of the time effective and eliminating 95% of the symptoms of most heart patients, within 8 to 12 months of initiating treatment.
About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that's 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart diseaseis the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men. In 2013, cardiovascular deaths (heart attacks) represented 31 percent of all global deaths. In 2010, the estimated global cost of cardiovascular disease was $863 billion, and it is estimated to rise to $1044 billion by 2030.
What most people don’t know is the the incidence of heart attack and the correlation with mercury levels is so dramatic, it is difficult to justify why every doctor addressing heart attacks is NOT looking at mercury levels. The evidence we have collected, the clinical observations and the published literature all indicated that if a doctor is NOT addressing metal issues in patients with heart disease and history of heart attacks, the doctors is not addressing perhaps the most important issue contributing to heart disease.
Atherosclerosis is a disease of the arteries characterized by the deposition of plaques of fatty material on their inner walls, resulting in the hardening and narrowing of the arteries which silently and slowly blocks arteries, putting blood flow at risk. The plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. It’s the usual cause of heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease -- together referred to as cardiovascular disease.
Many studies have been done showing the correlation between heavy metal toxicity and increased lipid per oxidation within the vascular tree. But chronic heavy metals are routinely never checked by doctors. In fact, most doctors erroneously are led to believe there is no evidence of heavy metal toxicity and circulation disorders. And yet the studies clearly show the correlation between heavy metal toxicity and atherosclerosis.
Stroke or Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) kills about 140,000 Americans each year or 1 out of every 20 deaths. Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. And every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke. Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. And about 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. Stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, causing the brain tissue to become damaged due to a lack of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.
There are two major categories of stroke: Ischemic (blood supply interrupted due to a blockage) or hemoragic (blood supply interrupted due to a bleed). The treatment for both is different, especially to prevent further damage as well as to help recover an individual. Accumulating evidences indicate that exposure to toxicological heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic is linked to the cardiovascular risk as well as stroke. Yet, 99% of doctors don’t understand this and have no idea how to address this vital issue. At the Centers for Advanced Medicine, we have 26 years of experiencing helping patients recover from stroke and other neurological diseases.
Ongoing chest pain is referred to as angina. Angina is a type of chest discomfort caused by poor blood flow through the blood vessels (coronary vessels) of the heart muscle (myocardium). This becomes prevalent during activity. Unstable angina is a condition in which your heart doesn't get enough blood flow and oxygen resulting in pain and usually can occur anytime, even when at rest, resulting in a greater chance of having a heart attack.