Certain dietary supplements have proven useful for various heart conditions, including mitral-valve prolapse. Magnesium. A deficiency of this mineral is linked to MVP. Magnesium is necessary for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, as well...
Lung disease: Q My dad has just been diagnosed with silicosis as a result of working in tunnels for 10-15 years.
He experiences shortness of breath, lack of energy and sleeplessness. His lungs recently filled with nearly two litres of fluid that had to be drained off in hospital. He can’t walk far or do any normal activities like walking around the garden or...
Two correspondents - in WDDTY vol 12 no 11 and vol 13 no 3 - reported muscle weakness after taking simvastatin. Statins block the body’s synthesis of coenzyme Q10
PARKINSON’S: A supplement to slow its progress
* Probiotics such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and L. bifidus. Take as directed on the product labelling for a month
* Coezyme Q10 – found in soya oil, peanuts, spinach, mackerel, pork, sardines, sesame seed and walnuts – can help the symptoms related to angina, mitral valve prolapse and congestive heart failure (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 1985; 82: 901...
In response to R. Stoffanellar of Wassen International (WDDTY vol 14 no 7) who said my 'article gives ammunition to the anti-supplements brigade', I say 'Hardly'.
Q I’ve just had what my doctors call a ‘transient ischaemic attack, or TIA. For about 20 minutes, my sight blurred and dimmed, and I lost my hearing and ability to speak.
There are literally scores of ways to reduce high blood pressure (BP) without having to take recourse to drugs.
Using anticoagulants such as warfarin requires walking a tightrope between decreasing the blood’s ability to clot to prevent strokes without bringing on a haemorrhage somewhere in the body.