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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
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Friday, February 5, 2016

alzheimers news-use this one

Image result for organicgreendoctor.com images alzheimers
since i was diagnosed with early mild cognitive impairment
that may turn out to be alzheimers disease
i have tried to fine tune my health using anything that i read
about that may or will slow down the process
controlling cholesterol weight
eating mind diet
taking 12 supplements a day
aggressively using naps to get my 8 hrs
of sleep a day
taking aricept (donepezil)
staying active physically mentally socially
one of the things on the list was controlling your blood pressure

now mine had waxed and waned from normal to abnormal
i decided after time and after reading on blood pressure and alzheimers
that it was
time i do something about it
i got my doctor to start me on lisinopril
cheap effective med that worked great on my blood pressure
its the one my mother took also
i started coughing all the time seemed to always have something
in my throat
i knew it was the lisinopril doing that so i stopped it
changed to avapro (irbesartin) a class of drug called
arb or angiotensin receptor blocker
i only pay a few bucks a month for it

as it turns out that may have been a good choice for me

others in that class are diovan micardis benicar cozaar teveten
then the last one is called
Image result for is atacand generic
researchers used atacand but they could have used any of these
for the study
on alzheimers disease

what they found was these arb blood pressure drugs prevented
excessive glutamate that can accumulate and kill nerve cells to
not damage the nerve cells
slowing down or maybe preventing the damage from alzheimers disease

the drug also prevented inflammation and other metabolic processes
that occur with alzheimers one being amyloid metabolism

amyloid accumulation is thought to be the culprit causing alzheimers disease

so the researcher theorizes that that atacand and its sibling arbs may
not only slow alzheimers progression but also delay or maybe
prevent the development of alzheimers

i plan to stay on my arb and will encourage others who are at
risk for alzheimers disease and have blood pressure
to use this class of drugs

the good thing as they plan more research
is these drugs are mostly generic cheap and it will be
easier and cheaper to do more research

consider discussing this with your medical provider

all i know for myself personally is that my memory is back to normal
something or somethings i should say are making the difference
this i believe is one of them

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Thanks doc. Every year I have to go through a process to get my health insurance to pay for my benicar. Now I have another reason.