If you’ve been suffering with high blood pressure, or symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness, rapid heart rate, fatigue, or chest pain, there may be a systemic health problem, leading to complication with your heart. These types of heart complaints can affect you at any age and any fitness level.
Pericarditis can present with other symptoms such as dry cough, fever, fatigue and anxiety, and in acute stages, be very similar to symptoms of heart attack pain, though in many cases there may not be any symptoms at all, occasionally leading to sudden heart attack without warning. If the cause is misdiagnosed, and not identified, it may progress to heart failure over time.
Inflammation of the heart tissue, such as in Pericarditis, is most commonly caused by infections, bacterial, fungal or viral and can affect you at any age
Case Study: Male patient aged 80 with a history of high blood pressure, previously suffered a heart attack at the age of 50, presented with a dangerously high aortic (heart) blood pressure of 150/110, caused by inflammation in the heart tissues, having been medicated for the previous 30 years with a brachial (arm) blood pressure 120/80. He was unaware that his blood pressure measured differently in various parts of his body. With this type of investigation, 2 forms of infection were found as well as high levels of inflammation produced by triggers in his diet. Within 2 months, his blood pressure normalised, within 10 months his cholesterol and triglycerides dropped to within normal levels, and inflammatory markers were reduced. He was then able to remove his medication with the support of his doctor after 30 years.
Other common factors such as chemical or food sensitivities, cause an immune response producing fluid retention, which impacts low or high blood pressure within the lymphatic system. Over time if left untreated, pressure builds in the cardiovascular system and kidneys, leading eventually to heart disease in susceptible patients along with inflammation impacting the system further. In many of these patients, a predisposing genetic condition may be to blame, along with stress, with both contributing to high homocysteine levels, leading to sudden heart attack seen in some families.
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Specific blood and stool testing is necessary to identify the type of infection and food intolerance specific to affecting heart disease. Varying types of bacteria respond differently to different types of treatment, making it crucial to identify accurately the underlying cause of your inflammatory conditions. Accurate treatment measures are then undertaken resulting in complete recovery, addressing sound nutritional levels, allergies and intolerance, gut malabsorption and inflammatory processes, dietary factors, cholesterol, triglycerides, and genetic mutations, rather than relying on medications to control symptoms for life. Medications to control symptoms rather than treating the cause may lead to side effects, which may create further health complications in the future, which is why it is important to completely investigate your particular circumstances. Reduce your risk of heart disease for life, for you and your family’s sake, with the right testing and treatment, without the need for lifelong medication.
Combining the experience of our practitioners with the advanced testing facility at Advanced Wellness & Behavioural Centre including Esteck and functional pathology, we may accurately determine almost immediately what is underlying your condition to design a health program unique to you for the most effective and best treatment available for your physical and mental health. This testing regime leaves nothing to the imagination reducing treatment time and financial investment for quick resolution for your health concerns.