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INR: International normalized ratio, a system established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee on Thrombosis and Hemostasis for reporting the results of blood coagulation (clotting) tests. All results are standardized using the international sensitivity index for the particular thromboplastin reagent and instrument combination utilized to perform the test.
Also called: Anti-platelet drugs, Anticoagulants
If you have some kinds of heart or blood vessel disease, or if you have poor blood flow to your brain, your doctor may recommend that you take a blood thinner. Blood thinners reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by reducing the formation of blood clots in your arteries and veins. You may also take a blood thinner if you have
• An abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation
• Heart valve surgery
• Congenital heart defects
There are two main types of blood thinners. Anticoagulants, such as heparin or warfarin (also called Coumadin), work on chemical reactions in your body to lengthen the time it takes to form a blood clot. Antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin, prevent blood cells called platelets from clumping together to form a clot.
Blood thinners are part of a class of medicines called anticoagulants. Although they are called blood thinners, these medicines do not really thin your blood. Instead, they decrease the blood's ability to clot. Decreased clotting keeps fewer harmful blood clots from forming and from blocking blood vessels.
Aspirin can irritate the stomach and intestines and cause indigestion, nausea, and vomiting. The “enteric coated,” or EC, form of aspirin is gentler on the intestines and produces milder side effects. Other less common side effects of aspirin include difficulty breathing and intestinal bleeding.
The Cholesterol Fear
No foodhypothese has influenced the way of eating of health-conscious consumers than the fear of ‘too high’ cholesterol.
Staub quotes from a seminar already in 1977 in Hamburg about ‘Fats and Infarct-risks’
‘We must abstain from the Fat-hypothesis, because it has not given answers to the Artherosclerosis research at all, and we must have the courage to tell the people that we have been giving wrong foodadvice for the last 20 years.. We must remove the fear in people of eating butter, eggs and meat.. Foods that have been healthy for thousands of years and they still are healthy..
But 25 years later doctors still state that cholesterol blocks the arteries of the heart, and that animal protein causes these cholesteroldeposits in the heartvenes.
Cholesterol is not a dangerous substance in our body, as doctors want us to believe. Cholesterol is soo important for us, that our body produces cholesterol itself! 80% of all cholesterol present in our blood is produced in our liver. Cholesterol is as elimentary building stone of all bodycells for our metabolism, intestinal juices and hormoneproduction of vital importance. The adrenal glands consist 50% of cholesterol. Even the healthy heart consists of 10% of cholesterol, same for the lungs. Mothermilk contains 50% more cholesterol than cowmilk! But it surely is irrational to assume that Mother Nature’s goal is to ‘damage’ the heart of the baby?? The truth is that we cannot live without cholesterol!
Where do we find Cholesterol in our body?
Cholesterol is an essential part of our cellmembranes. It provides cells their stability, and protects the nerves, and is the building stone for bile. This all we need for fatmetabolism and for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E and K. Cholesterol is the basic element for most of the sexhormones, like Estrogen. It helps to produce stresshormones, and helps us to fight stress. We need cholesterol for building our immunesystem, and it gives the bloodcells their elasticity.
Still even at the start of a millenium the Lipid, resp. Cholesterol theory is still based on that simple theory that cholesterol and saturated fatty acids in foods increase the serumcholesterol levels and lead to artheriosclerosis and that by lowering the cholesterol in the blood coronary heartdiseases can be prevented.
Where does this utmost ‘acceptable’ level of 200mg% Cholesterol come from? Why do doctors stare at this level? A study of 100.000 people in Bavaria had an average level of 260 mg cholesterol in their blood (6,72 mmol/l). The National Cholesterol Initiative, a private organisation of 13 Medical professors suggested in 1990 that the absolute ‘acceptable’ level should be 200mg% (5,17 mmol/l) and surprisingly they found no opposition at all and could establish this level in the medical records…
Those Medical professors of this Cholesterol Initiative represent Lobbygroups, in which the industrial ‘Deutsche Liga zur Bekämpfung des hohen Blutdruckes’ (Org. to fight high bp) and the ‘Lipid-Liga’ as well as the ‘Deutsche Gesellschaft für Laboratoriumsmedizin’ participate.
By decree of these financially interested Medical Professors the majority of of people above 30 years old were declared ‘risk-patients’..
In the research group of 30-39 years old it was found that this arbitrary level of 5,17mmol/l labelled 68% of the men and 56% of the women suffering from dangerously high cholesterol levels.. In the group of 50-59 years old even 84% of the men and 93% of the women were ‘affected’ by dangerously high cholesterollevels…
Since coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and cholesterol are both synthesized from the same substance, mevalonate, statin drugs (Lipitor, Zocor, etc) also inhibit the body's synthesis of coenzyme Q10. This is not a "side effect," of statins, but a direct, inherent function of the drugs.
In fact, the use of statins can decrease the body's synthesis of coenzyme Q10 by as much as 40%!1
Coenzyme Q10 is a top cardio-friendly nutrient. Your heart has very high energy requirements and never gets to take any time off. Q10 is required for the proper production of energy at an optimal rate, around your body and specifically for your heart. If you lack it, you will be more tired and you will make free radicals instead of energy. If you lack Q10 within your heart it will speed up the aging process and weaken your heart.
Q10 also operates as a direct antioxidant in cell membranes, meaning that it is highly protective to your overall circulatory system, having a direct benefit to support healthy blood pressure. It also acts as an antioxidant team player, helping vitamins E and C maintain their antioxidant roles which provides additional synergistic cardiovascular protection.
It is very clear from the literature that statins interfere with the natural production of Q10, which is evidenced by lower blood levels of Q10 in patients taking statins. It has been known for over a decade that statin drugs reduce Q10 levels as much as 25% and that 100 mg of Q10 is enough to offset a relatively low dose of statins (20 mg of Zocor.)
Since Q10 is essential for energy production within cells, energy is reduced. This results in fatigue, makes it more difficult to exercise, and is part of the reason for muscle aches and pains in some statin-taking patients. The interference with cell energy production results in an increased production of lactic acid, which contributes to muscle aches. In patients with muscle pain associated with statin use a double blind study showed that 100 mg per day of Q10 reduced pain by 40%.
The medical profession does not endorse the widespread use of Q10 with all statin takers because it cannot be proven that a lack of Q10 is the cause of all statin-related muscle pain. This will never be proven, because statins cause muscle pain in multiple ways. Statins turn on gene signals that damage muscles in a percentage of patients, independent of Q10. It seems to elude the logic of doctors that if a drug causes a depletion of a nutrient then the nutrient should be consumed to make up for the deficiency.
One study showed that the adverse side effects in fifty consecutive patients was so bad (muscle pain, fatigue, difficulty breathing, memory loss, and nerve problems) that they were all taken of statins and put on 240 mg a day of Q10 to recover. After a year the great majority of adverse side effects had been cleared up. It is pretty obvious that the side effects of statins are under-reported.
One of the serious side effects of statins is actual damage to the heart resulting in the condition known as cardiomyopathy. The severe side effects of statins in people over 70 are so bad that their use cannot be justified. Indeed, there are now over 450,000 new cases of heart failure per year in this older group of Americans, and it is likely that statins are a cause of this dramatically.
Those who do not have enough time for good health,
will not have good health for enough time.