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Osteoarthritis and Cardiovascular Disease Team Up to Increase Health Risks for Everyday Americans

July 20, 2018 by medicalmasters
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As we approach middle-age (or beyond) Americans are being forced to consider two symbiotic threats to their health which medical research indicates are teaming up to double the risk of heart disease while also limiting the quality of life: Heart disease and osteoarthritis.

By the time you read this, it’s estimated that 50 million adults have already been diagnosed with some type of arthritis including Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) which is not curable, causes immense pain, and stops us enjoying daily activities such as walking, running or climbing stairs.

Traditionally, doctors tackle this growing disease with Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or NSAIDS, which while reducing the pain in the short-term inevitably limits the body’s ability to resolve inflammation over the longer-term.

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More alarmingly, a Canadian study involving 7743 people with osteoarthritis shows strong evidence that NSAID treatment increases congestive heart failure by nearly 49% while the risk for ischemic heart disease increased by 94.5%, and the risk for stroke increased by 93.3%. These results were supported by cross-referencing NSAID prescription dispensing records present in the Canadian healthcare database.

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These health risks are reflective of a non-regenerative approach to medical problems, which involve relying upon both NSAID and steroidal options (such as Cortisone) to treat the symptoms, not the problem.

This traditional methodology arguably leads to inevitable outcome(s) involving either heart surgery or joint replacement surgery, or both! While America is blessed with talented heart and orthopedic surgeons, who wishes to undergo invasive surgery which statistics show are not always successful, carrying both health and financial risks?

Our Osteopathic clinic, with its special emphasis on regenerative protocols such as Stem Cell Therapy, Prolotherapy, PRP and Laser Therapy, is in a unique position to screen and treat middle-aged Americans for both Osteoarthritis and cardiovascular risk factors, while limiting the use of NSAID and additionally minimizing the application of invasive joint surgery.

Early detection of both Osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease are now considered top priorities in the America and something we take extremely seriously in our clinic.

We are obsessed with three primary objectives which we believe are the key drivers in ensuring a long and productive lifespan for our patients:

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Education, early detection of cardiovascular risk factors and an emphasis on non-surgical orthopedic protocols allows us to prevent side-effects from medication and surgery.

The use of Stem Cell Therapy and Laser Therapy allows us to accelerate joint healing and reduce pain, a novel regenerative approach which patients respond positively to.

Nutritional IV supplement programs along with doctor-guided weight loss systems allow us to positively impact your health over the long term.

These programs carefully guided by a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine open up new opportunities to gently nurture, protect and heal the human body especially for adults, men and women, near or above, 45 years in age.

It’s important to remember that the study above and our approach encompassed under the regenerative programs are NOT intended to reflect a negative bias towards surgery, but rather a desire to explore alternatives and only resort to this option when absolutely necessary. 

It’s important to remember that the study above and our approach encompassed under the regenerative programs are NOT intended to reflect a negative bias towards surgery, but rather a desire to explore alternatives and only resort to this option when absolutely necessary.  These alternatives are reflected in our ​cellular therapy protocols, including Stem Cell Therapy, and new non-surgical techniques to stimulate joint healing such as Laser Surgery
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