Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Mortality rates from
heart attacks, stroke and hypertension have been declining in recent years in the most economically advanced countries, but that’s due to better emergency care, not better health. The rates of incidence for heart and circulatory disorders continue to climb; we also see a wider variety of problems, younger and younger patients, and more severe dysfunction.
Few health issues involve as much misunderstanding of biology as cardiovascular
disease. In the view of conventional medicine, heart and circulatory disease is due
primarily to saturated fat in the diet and weight gain; the treatment is always a low-fat diet, drugs and surgery. A whole industry has grown up in response, including the statin family of drugs, one of the most widely prescribed medications in the world. In America these drugs are now prescribed preventatively, even to children.Of course, genetic and lifestyle factors play a role in cardiovascular disease. But high
cholesterol and high blood pressure are symptoms of underlying disorders – they are not the root problems. Therefore the orthodox approach is treating only the symptoms, not the origin of the disease. That explains why patients never heal. High blood pressure, for instance, is created by many factors, chiefly poor permeability of the vessel walls, high viscosity of the blood, and dysfunction of the autonomic
nervous system. These factors in turn are the product of many others, including
inflammation, stress, pH (acid-base balance), oxidative stress and toxicity. But none of these issues are ever directly addressed in orthodox medicine. Instead, the patient with hypertension is given drugs and sent home. And the medications are not simple
solutions. They do lower the blood pressure puts in motion a chain of side effects that impair other physical and metabolic functions. In the long run, patients suffer from fatigue and other symptoms and, importantly, do not live longer.
Why is the Paracelsus Biological Medicine so successful in the treatment of these
diseases? Because we diagnose the whole organism and assess the complex interplay of underlying causes. Based on this diagnostic foundation, we then restore the body to health, including the function of its regulatory systems. More than 50% of all patients we treat for chronic vascular diseases fully recover, and practically all patients experience
great improvement. This we accomplish without harmful medicines and their side
effects. The patient’s quality of life and overall well-being improve immensely.