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Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by: johnsdunn
Date: June 10, 2007 4:13 PM

My Dad has atherosclerosis and started having trouble with balance and pain in the legs a year ago. Now he can only walk with a cane and can't stand for more than a few seconds before his legs go numb. He's going in to have his carotids cleaned out in July, because they are now over 80% blocked on one side. But that does not address his legs! My wife and I have read promising things about oral hydrogen peroxide therapy to unclog severely hardened arteries. I am healthy, but tried it out for his sake with no negative results. He is just about to start taking this, but will it interfere with the blood thinners and anti-cholesterol medication he is taking (Statins and Coumidin)? Dad is 75, about 30 lbs. overweight, with type 2 diabetes and still works. Six months ago, he started excercising very lightly, and taking fish oil and trying to eat healthy. He also tried 5 weeks oral chelatioin therapy 6 months ago, but all he got out of it was diarreha.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at June 10, 2007 5:44 PM by Dr. Kennedy.

Re: Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by: drron
Date: June 10, 2007 5:43 PM

There are three IV approaches with track records. IV EDTA has been around since the 1950s and has an excellent reputation. The sooner treatment begins the better the chances of avoiding the knife. IV hydrogen peroxide has a good track record for half as long as EDTA. The newest thing on the market is Plaquex. This is a European invention which U.S. Compounding pharmacies such as McGuff precisely duplicate and it is thus available (known as "PTC"). The important thing right now is to find the right doctor. Use the Find A Doctor option above. As far as interfering with other medications, the answer is: no. As to oral chelation, that is a way to help prevent vascular disease, but when it is already present and producing symptoms it is too late to make an immediate difference. If he goes the EDTA route, his Coumadin level might have to be adjusted as EDTA is a mild "blood thinner." This is not specific advice for your father; that sort of advice should come from a doc who has personally evaluated your father. I am reflecting experience I have had with previous, perhaps similar, cases.

Re: Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by: johnsdunn
Date: June 12, 2007 11:34 AM

Will Medicare cover any of these IV treatments? I talked with an acupuncturist who said he could help Dad using acupuncture combined with chinese herbal medicine, specifically designed for removing plaque. How does that compare with the IV treatments? There is one DO in Stuart that specializes in chelation therapy: Sherri Pinsley, DO. He'll try to contact her tomorrow. Dad wants to know what "clinical tests" have been done that show "reversal" of the disease? You alluded to them in an article I read recently, but I'm not sure where to find them.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at June 12, 2007 6:53 PM by Dr. Kennedy.

Re: Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by: drron
Date: June 12, 2007 6:53 PM

Medicare will not cover any alternative treatments. Treating plaque with acupuncture is a ridiculous concept. There might be a mild chelator in an herbal preparation, but I would not count on it. The effect of EDTA is measured in the small vessels with peripheral perfusion tests. Dr. Pinsley can explain that further. Plaquex goes after the large plaque and is measured by Doppler or arteriogram.

Re: Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by: johnsdunn
Date: June 18, 2007 3:37 PM

Unfortunately, the DO in Dad's town that specialized in Chelation therapy is no longer there, at least the number was not in service. I'll keep trying. Thanks for the clarification and info. I will look into getting these tests done before and after to measure Dad's progress. What he is interested in now are studies showing it has reversed the disease in say 50 or 80 or 100% of patients. Where can I find these? These will greatly convince him it is worth a try. From your articles, I understand he will need aproximately 50 treatments.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at June 18, 2007 7:35 PM by Dr. Kennedy.

Re: Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by: drron
Date: June 18, 2007 7:38 PM

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