Aneurysms (brain or aortic) appear to carry a genetic component, but still largely seem impacted by dietary and environmental factors. Smokers and drinkers, for example, seem to have them more often. Destruction of collagen, in particular, seems to be a significant factor. Considering that fact, it would definitely appear that supplements can impact the condition. Check with your doctor about using supplements that improve the health of cardiovascular tissue and that rebuild collagen. These would include:
* A good antioxidant containing OPC's, or grape seed extract; and Quercetin certainly would be high on the list. The main claim to fame for these particular antioxidants is that they help strengthen and repair the walls of blood vessels.
* L-carnosine helps prevent damage to proteins including collagen
* Avocado/soy unsaponifiables can help stimulate collagen production, as can Type-II chicken collagen
An aneurysm is a condition caused by an abnormal and permanent ballooning of an arterial wall as a result of a weakening in its structure and the resulting inability to bear the pressure of normal blood flow passing through at high speeds. Aneurysms can result because of a weakening in the arterial walls developed during the presence of some disease, it can come about due to injury, or it can be caused by the presence of a congenital defect in the arterial system. The presence of an aneurysm can go undetected for years without the development of the display of any apparent physical symptoms of the condition in the person. The only treatment available is the prevention of the condition worsening-this condition cannot be reversed and the best option once it exists is to manage it in someway.
Supplements and herbs
Eat plenty of garlic.
Take Baryta carbonica 6c, 1 a day for 1 month, to help tone and strengthen the arterial walls.
The best option is to tone down the dietary intake of saturated fats-such as those found in the red meats and in the dairy products, including butter and cream. At the same time, the diet should include a lot more of foods such as the oily fish-these include fishes like the sardines, the herring and the salmon. Food can be fortified by sprinkling the dishes with some brewer's yeast-this is an excellent supplement. Try to avoid salt or reduce the daily intake of salt. It is important to involve yourself in daily bouts of gentle regular exercise; activities such as walking or swimming are excellent option for the treatment of this condition-health should be a priority. Physical exercises must be discontinued at once if there is any pain present during physical exertion and at all events, you must not go out in cold weather to avoid stress on the heart.
maybe this could help too...I'm a Nurse and recently i was invited to attend a lecture about health in manila, and they explained thoroughly how the enzymes we get from plants like anti-oxidants and others can help us in our diseases. since based on recent researches, it was found that 90% of chronic irreversible diseases are cuased by free radicals, and it is with the help of these enzymes to detoxify our bodies from these toxins and allow our body to repair and heal itself, of course with the help of proper diet and lifestyle...
Wobenzym N is the product name of a German preparation of several enzymes. At least two decades of studies have been conducted with Wobenzym N, almost all in Europe or Russia.
Benefits of Wobenzym N
After reviewing some of the studies conducted with Wobenzym, it is still not completely clear to me what medical conditions most appropriately respond to this supplement. It appears Wobenzym has benefit in having anti-inflammatory properties and perhaps may have a role in certain musculoskeletal disorders. N Wobenzym may also have some anti-coagulation properties.
Thank you both for the information - I will do some research on enzymes and this one in particular. I've taken them before and somewhat familiar with them. At this point I am willing to look into just about anything within reason to help me return to a state of health and daily functioning that goes beyond just surviving ;-)
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.