Do you have some blood test results for me?
How high is your bloodpressure at this moment?
What side effects may occur?
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Avapro.
More common side effects may include:
Diarrhea, fatigue, respiratory tract infection
In people taking Avapro for diabetic kidney disease, the most common side effects are dizziness, dizziness when standing up, or low blood pressure when standing up.
Why should Avapro not be prescribed?
If Avapro gives you an allergic reaction, you will not be able to use Avapro.
Special warnings about Avapro
In rare cases, Avapro can cause a severe drop in blood pressure. The problem is more likely if your body's supply of water has been depleted by dialysis treatments or high doses of diuretics. Symptoms include light-headedness, dizziness, and faintness, and are more likely when you first start taking the drug. Call your doctor if they occur. You may need to have your dose adjusted.
If you have kidney disease, Avapro must be used with caution.
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Avapro
The chances of an interaction with Avapro are low. Check with your doctor, however, before combining it with tolbutamide (Orinase).
A little biological lesson
Approximately 300 million prescriptions for antibiotics are filled in the United States every year.1 Although antibiotics play a crucial role in the health care system, their widespread use is increasingly causing some serious health consequences. This article will explain the benefits of the beneficial or "good"bacteria that populate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and the multiple problems that can develop when the intestinal microflora is upset. It also will cover a simple yet critically important patient counseling opportunity for pharmacists with regard to antibiotics.
The human intestinal microflora contains >100 trillion living bacteria, comprising from 100 to 400 bacterial species.2 These organisms regulate important functions in the body, such as the digestion and absorption of nutrients, and aspects of the immune system.
A healthy human GI tract contains ~85% to 90% good bacteria. Everyone's GI tract harbors some "bad"bacteria and yeast organisms, but when they are present in small numbers (10%-15% of the GI population) they do not cause problems. When the balance between the good and bad bacteria is upset, however, dysbiosis can develop. Dysbiosis refers to the symptoms and problems resulting from an unbalanced or dysfunctional intestinal microflora.
The primary cause of dysbiosis is the use of antibiotics, which kill >99% of the good bacteria.3 Other factors that can cause or contribute to the development of dysbiosis include stress, birth control pills, and junk foods.
With dysbiosis, toxin-producing intestinal bacteria can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Digestive complaints are most common, including gas, bloating, intestinal pain and inflammation, and constipation and/or diarrhea. Unfortunately, the cause of these symptoms is frequently misunderstood and misdiagnosed.
The 2 most important species of beneficial bacteria are Lactobacillus acidophilus, which primarily colonizes the small intestine, and Bifidobacterium bifidum, which inhabits the large intestine. Lactobacillus bacteria produce lactic acid, which creates a slightly acidic pH in the upper GI tract. This environment is favorable for the beneficial bacteria, but it inhibits the growth of acidsensitive pathogenic bacteria.4 The lactobacilli have another important immune system-enhancing feature, which is their ability to produce a variety of natural antibiotics in the intestines, such as lactocidin, lactobicillin, lactobreven, and acidolin.5 L acidophilus bacteria also produce the enzyme lactase, which aids in the digestion of lactose, or milk sugar. Many lactose-intolerant people benefit by taking acidophilus with a meal containing milk or dairy products.
In the large intestine, bifidobacteria produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), including acetic, propionic, butyric, lactic, and formic acids. The most plentiful SCFA produced by bifidobacteria is acetic acid, which exerts a wide range of antimicrobial activity against yeasts, molds, and bacteria.6 Healthy intestinal microflora actively produce organic acids and natural antibiotics, which are an important part of the immune system. Other studies suggest that the beneficial bacteria provide protection against cancer. Various strains of beneficial bacteria reportedly aid in the detoxification and elimination of carcinogens, modulation of procarcinogenic enzymes, and suppression of tumor growth rates.7,8
A study has revealed that beneficial bacteria in the GI tract also play an important role in whole-body immunity. Researchers initially measured the phagocytic index in 2 groups of participants. The phagocytic index is a measure of how effectively neutrophils and macrophages (types of white blood cells) attack and destroy bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders throughout the body. The pretest phagocytic index was 38.9% in group 1 and 46.3% in group 2. After supplementing with bificobacteria for 3 weeks, the phagocytic index in group 1 increased to 86.5%. After supplementing with L acidophilus for 3 weeks, the phagocytic index in group 2 increased to 84.4%. These results represent a dramatic increase in the strength of the immune system in these participants.9
The quality and potency of probiotic products varies greatly. After finishing the course of antibiotics, take a probiotic twice daily. Each dose should contain at least 1 to 2 billion live bacteria.
If you have some kind of arrythmias then there is a special test you can do to see if you have a shortage of potassium, this is often a cause of the problem.
You can see if this is the case with you by eating 4 or 5 ripe bananas a day. If you have cardiac arrhythmia and it gets less by eating the bananas then we can always proceed to taking potassium tablets.
I suggest that you start with 200mcg Chromium GFT, you can start this without a problem.
MSM, the final dosage is 3000 mg but we’ll build it up slowly, I suggest 500 mg for the first few days, If this goes well then 500 extra untill you are at the 3000 mg.
You have to build it up slowly because MSM detoxifies and it can cause headache, diarrhoea or tiredness.
Msm and chromium are not a part of the heart failure protocol but they are meant to give you more energy.
Furthermore I would like to advice you to start with acetyl L-Carnitine 3x 500 mg a day. (are you allergic for aminoacids?)
The link below gives you more info on L-Carnitine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... t=Abstract
If you have any questions please dont hesitate,