According to the information from the Ministry of Public Health, B.E. 2555–2558 (2012-2015), the death rate from coronary artery disease per one hundred thousand population is continually increasing. In global statistics, it was found that every 2 seconds, there will be 1 person who dies from this disease...It is very scary. Scarier than this is that 60-70% of patients with heart disease will have an acute heart attack and die with no leading symptoms. It is time that we must understand the coronary artery disease seriously.
In the past, there was a belief that the cause of coronary artery disease comes from high cholesterol that accumulates and clogs the blood vessels. However, at present, there is additional evidence for the cause of acute coronary syndrome. Mostly, it occurs from the inflammation in the blood vessels and causes blood clots and eventually clogging. The cause of blood vessel inflammation comes from the lifestyle in the fast-paced digital era, which can cause the accumulation of toxins in the body. We cannot deny fast food, stress problems, and less relaxation. Also, you must face toxins and contaminations all the time, including insecticides from vegetables and fruits, meat, eggs with chemical contamination, and air pollution. These toxins are the stimulus for inflammation in the blood vessels and can eventually cause coronary artery disease and stroke.
The symptoms that are commonly occur in patients with coronary artery disease are exhaustion, chest pain, congestion in the left side of the chest or the middle of the xiphoid process, and feeling pain on the shoulder blade or the left arm. The pain is heavy like a stone is placed on top. It can be diagnosed by asking for background information, symptoms, and additional examinations as deemed appropriate, which are Electrocardiography (EKG), Exercise Stress Test, and Echocardiogram, including angiography to check the circulation of the coronary artery. These methods can be diagnosed in patients with atherosclerosis only.
Treatment according to general medicine can be done in various methods, which are oral medication, like vasodilators, anticoagulants or thrombolytic drugs, and hypolipidaemic agents; Balloon angioplasty and coronary artery surgery or what is known as “Bypass”. The treatment guidelines depend on the severity of the disease and the doctor’s discretion. For preventive treatment of proactive medicine in integrative medical guidelines, apart from curing the disease when feeling sick, we place importance on the examination to find the level of inflammation of the blood vessel, which is the cause of disease, to plan the prevention before becoming ill by examining for the value of High Sensitivity C-reactive protein (Hs-CRP). It is another way to screen for the risks of ischemic heart disease and consider other risk factors, such as insulin resistance, the waste level of homocysteine, the level of free radicals, and the level of heavy metal toxins, including leaky gut and latent infection, which is a cause of chronic inflammation of the artery wall.
In the personalized treatment by proactive medicine, when we know the risk factors, we focus on solving the problem at the cause of the risk factors and preventing the cause of disease at the same time. For example: Correct insulin resistance; use the oxidation process to reduce inflammation of blood vessels; use chelation therapy to detoxify through the blood vessel system by using EDTA amino acids mixed with vitamins to catch toxins in the body and drive them out through the urine helping to reduce the risks from clogged blood vessels due to heavy metal toxins, and provide antioxidants; use of nutrients, vitamin therapy, herb therapy; and adjust the way of life. The treatment guidelines are all prevention at the cause that will help you avoid ischemic heart disease with no difficulty.