|A type of pericarditis — inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart (pericardium). Dressler’s syndrome is believed to be an immune system response after damage to heart tissue or to the pericardium, from events such as a heart attack, surgery or traumatic injury.|
SYMPTOMS OF THIS DISEASE
- Symptoms are likely to appear weeks to months after a heart attack, surgery or injury to the chest. Symptoms might include: Chest pain Fever
OUR DISEASE REPRESENTATIVES
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- BioEnergetics Practitioner
- Holistic Nutritionist
- Chest X-rays Echocardiogram Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
- Muscle Testing
- Biofeedback Analysis: a natural health screening method
- Aspirin Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others)
- Natural pain killers (kratum, essential oils, CBD)
|The majority of practitioners may say managing pain and reducing inflammation is the main goal, but getting to the root cause of the inflammation has to be priority so you can address the root cause and not simply work to apply band-aids. Inflammatory responses are often caused by environmental factors that are affecting or triggering internal reactions. |
Reducing toxicity within lifestyle and diet, addressing viruses, pathogens and other invading organisms that can attack the tissues and affect the heart, reducing stress levels and modulating the inflammatory processes are all very important aspects of healing.
Colchicine. This anti-inflammatory medication might be used, along with over-the-counter medications, to treat Dressler’s syndrome. Some studies suggest that colchicine taken before cardiac surgery might help prevent postpericardiotomy syndrome. The effectiveness of colchicine for treating existing post-cardiac injury syndrome isn’t clear.
Corticosteroids. These immune system suppressants can reduce inflammation related to Dressler’s syndrome. Corticosteroids can have serious side effects and might interfere with the healing of damaged heart tissue after a heart attack or surgery. For those reasons, corticosteroids are generally used only when other treatments don’t work.
BioEnergetics Balancing: Using energy to balance the cells of the body in order to re-establishing homeostasis. Energy can also be used to introduce the electromagnetic signature of the culprit, whether that is a virus, bacteria, parasite etc. in order to help the weakened immune system identify and eliminate the organism. If the body is attacking its own tissues, balancing of the bodies tissues, specifically the pericardium, its proteins, enzymes, immune system etc. could significantly help to turn off this inflammatory response. Disease, specially autoimmune disease indicates an imbalance and malfunction of the bodies systems therefore, balancing can be incredibly beneficial specifically for these conditions.
Natural Antiseptics: to combat any organism that may be causing infection and affecting the tissues (viruses are specifically problematic here.)
- Manuka honey
- Black cumin seed
- Lemon balm
- Tea tree
- Olive leaf extract
- Raw garlic
- Pau d’arco
- Oil of oregano
Rife Machine: Using electromagnetic frequencies to target and kill specific microorganisms, reduce inflammation, promote healing etc.
Detoxification: toxicity plays a huge role in disease… toxins can overwhelm and confuse the body, some can cross the blood brain barrier and affect the brain and nervous system, wile others may migrate to, build up in and attack the heart and tissues surrounding it. Detoxification is important for reducing inflammation, eliminating toxic irritants that could be harming the organs and systems and therefore plays a crucial part in helping the body heal.
Nutritional Therapy: a holistic nutritionist may be able to identify foods or environmental toxins that are creating an inflammatory response in the body and contributing to the inflammation and damage done to the pericardium. They can also help you combat endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress and increase nitric oxide consumption in order to promote good arterial health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, mainly atherosclerosis… which will benefit the heart and the tissues surrounding it.
Eliminating/ Reducing These Inflammatory Foods/ Products:
- Whole grains
- processed foods, refined sugar, packaged snacks.
- Trans fats
- Antibiotics or birth control pills
- Solvents and chemicals
Nutrients for heart health & to reduce inflammation:
- Antioxidants are crucial to combat oxidative stress that leads to endothelial dysfunction, and inflammation.
- CoQ10 powerful antioxidant that is specifically protective of heart cells, it increases cellular energy and inhibits oxidation of LDL cholesterol
- Omega 3 fatty acids good fats: needed for reducing inflammation and needed to build cell membranes, maintain cell integrity and elasticity in blood vessels.
- Fibre: helps to lower cholesterol and to sweep toxins or irritants out of the body
- Calcium and Magnesium (needed for nerve conduction)
- Zinc (needed to balance copper levels, detoxify heavy metals and support immune function)
- Probiotics: gut health is vital to full body health, ensuring a balanced gut microbiome strengthens the immune system, helps reduce inflammation and combat invaders
Heavy Metal Toxicity: Can cause extensive, chronic inflammation, which spreads to different areas of the body. Working to naturally reduce heavy metal levels is extremely beneficial, for anyone dealing with all levels of health issues.
Heavy Metals Detoxification Tools:
- Celery Juice
- Spirulina & Chlorella
Natural Pain Killers:
- Essential oils
- Myofascial release
- CBD oil
- Epsom salts
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