Thursday, February 17, 2011

Self-Treatment for Cardiac Emergencies

Dr. Sherry Rogers has a great newsletter called Total Wellness. In it she advocates the use of d-Ribose, a simple sugar available at any health foods store. It is used to increase energy, especially in patients with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia or heart problems. Two scoops or packets also can prevent a threatened heart attack if given immediately. Conventional medicine advocates taking an aspirin at the first signs of a heart attack or stroke to minimize the damage. More effective than aspirin are magnesium and heparin, each of which is given by injection and each is 30-55% effective in preventing heart damage when there is significant chest pain. If you are at risk, talk to your doctor about putting your own emergency kit together. It could save your life.

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