High Probability to Cause Heart Disease

“Medications which have a High Probability to Cause Heart Disease”

By Dr. Michael Badanek BS, DC, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, CTTP, MSGR./CHEV.

If you are among the tens of millions of Americans taking prescription medication: “Consumer Beware.” Please be aware that for most Americans the risks far outweigh the benefits of most prescribed medication today and there are plenty of alternative effective strategies for the treatment of health challenges. We will be discussing just three (3) medications which have been documented in heart disease patients. There are many medically produced peer review articles that have been published to substantiate these statements, to which you are going to read upon in this article. I would greatly instill upon the readers to keep an open mind and learn some extremely important factors on the matter of issue.

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) were not designed to treat heartburn. These PPI’s are the most powerful class of antacid drugs such as famotidine {Pepcid AS) and ranitidine (Zantac). These medications were actually designed to treat a very limited range of severe problems such as bleeding Ulsers, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, severe acid reflux, where endoscopy has confirmed your esophagus is damaged.

PPis were never intended for people with heartburn, and according to Mitchell Katz, director of the San Francisco Department of Health, about 60-70 percent of people taking these drugs that have mild to moderate heartburn they should not be taking them. These drugs were initially released in the Late 1980’s and were recommended to be taken NO more than a ONE WEEK interval. If taken for longer intervals of two weeks or longer side effects such as: Pneumonia, Bone loss, Hip fractures and Infection with Clostridium difficile could occur.

More recent research has also been linked to PPIs with an increased risk for heart attack, even if you have no prior history of cardiovascular disease. Studies show that these medications reduce nitric oxide in the blood vessel walls. We know that nitric oxide has the effect of relaxing your blood vessels. Therefore by reducing the amount of nitric oxide in your blood vessel walls there is a greater probability of increased vascular damage setting the stage for a heart attack.

The Scientific American magazine published an article revealing that patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who took PPIs had a 16 percent increased risk of heart attack.

Let’s look at another medication linked with heart disease. This medication is the second most prescribed drug next to Thyroid medications. These are the Statin drugs for lowering your Cholesterol(s) and other lipids(fats) in the body. It is well researched that Cholesterol(s) are vital for a healthy body for the production of brain and nerve tissue, all hormones, a healthy immune system, vitamin production and all cell membranes of each cell in your body. Cholesterol helps heal the body when under attack by autoimmune conditions and inflamation.

When taken for any period of time much can occur with issues dealing with the cardio vascular system. We know it takes Cholesterol to produce Vitamin D from sunshine. The Vitamin D produced from cholesterol then allows nitric oxide to be released while in the presence of sunshine. Nitric oxide is extremely important for proper brainer and heart function. Statin medication reduces the production of COQ10 and Vitamin D in the liver which also is linked to heart disease.

Statistics and peer review literature also states the direct correlation of Cardiovascular diseases with prescribed Statin medication.

One little vitamin which is also directly affected with Statin use Vitamin K deficiency. There are different forms of this vitamin, however we will direct our discussion to Vitamin K2. Most people and physicians do not recognize the importance of this vitamin which is as important as Vitamin D3.

Vitamin K2 is essential for activating enzymes involved in transporting calcium from your arterial walls to your bone. A recent study found statins may increase calcification in your arteries; another found statins deplete you body of K2, suggesting this may be a mechanism by which statins harm your heart.

Let’s look at blood pressure lowering medications and how they are also linked to heart disease. Side effects such as anemia, leucopenia, hemolytic anemia, kidney disease and failure, mineral deficiencies and sugar dysregulation (diabetes/hypoglycemia), irregular heart beat, Palpitations, Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are name a few of the direct heart issues that can occur.

Blood pressure has a direct correlation with age, time of day, if the patient is sick or under direct physical and emotional stresses and the physiology and anatomy of the blood vessels. If you are sick OR have a clinical health challenge the body must try to heal the condition. You will automatically need more blood to perfuse the area for healing which will cause the blood pressure to elevate. Thus the institution of blood pressure medication, and is the being of the cascade of events resulting in Heart disease/ Cardiovascular conditions.

Books have been written on these topics just discussed. It is unfortunate to say that traditional allopathic/Osteopathic Prescriptive Medicines today are really not treating an causes of diseases, but really promoting or starting diseases due to their contraindications and secondary side affects . You cannot treat under lying health challenges by blocking receptor sites or shutting down enzymatic reactions at a cellular or hepatic level.

Therefore, our office looks at heart disease from a totally different perspective. We address the causes of the heart/cardiovasular disease(s) and treat them. It is a totally new paradygm shift of consciencness for the new patient. We address causes and not treat symptoms. That is to impart knowledge to the patient which is most lacking today in our health delivery system for empowerment and success from the health challenges presented.

Please schedule an appointment to consult with your health challenges. We offer a courtesy consultation for the first visit to go a meet the doctor. Dr. Badanek has been in private clinical practice for 34 years working the field of Integrative/Functional medicine. Go to Dr. Badanek’s web site: and see what our facility has to offer the sick and health challenge. To schedule an appointment call: 352-622-1151.


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