welcome to the organic green doctor blog

i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, October 18, 2013

lets walk, these three may help

the austin travis county walk to end alzheimers
is tomorrow with the registration starting at 730am
the prewalk ceremonies at 840am
the walk starts at 900am

if you live in central texas
come join us to walk in support of our fight against this disease

there are rains predicted during the night but they should be gone
by the time the walk events start
the skies should be cloudless and bright and sunny for the walk

i will post any changes here in the am and on my facebook page

you can join our team for this walk
austin regional clinic

remember you can walk without having to donate
just sign in the day of the walk

see you in the morning


women who have been taking long term estrogen replacement therapy
are less likely to develop alzheimers disease
the rate is 2.5 times less likely
it has to be started before mental decline occurs
suggesting that for it to work well it has to be started years before
the damage has occurred

guess i had better not take this one huh
maybe the mr t one

the high dose most powerful statins used to treat cholesterol seems to
reduce the risk of developing dementia
in one study it was 3 times less likely to develop dementia if you took
one of the two most powerful statins atorvastatin (lipitor)
or rosuvastatin (crestor) at their higher doses

got this one covered as im on the moderate dose of atorvastatin

now a study shows that take certain blood pressure meds may
produce a protective effect in normal patients and those with
mild cognitive impairment-thats me
by reducing the incidence of alzheimers disease dementia

diuretics like hctz hydrocholorothiazide eg and arbs
-angiotensin II receptor blockers- like avapro cozaar-losartan- atacand
diovan benicar eg
 and ace inhibitors like lisinopril seem to reduce this risk
whereas beta blockers like inderal metaprolol and
calcium channnel blockers like verapamil norvasic procardia
cardizem did not have the same effect

got that one covered also as im on losartan

so it seems good control of your blood pressure especially with diuretics
or arbs and or ace inhibitors reduces your risk of getting the disease

also using the higher dose stronger statins also may help reduce the
incidence of this disease

then long term estrogen replacement therapy may help also
but other long term side effects on that one has to be considered
breast cancer increased risk of heart disease
of course i dont need to worry about this one

ill take my bp meds and my cholesterol meds knowing that my
heart and my brain are being protected

and take my prescribed fruits and vegetables
walk to end alzheimers

the organicgreen doctor

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