Dear Dr Stoll,
There is a new website that is devoted to blood clotting disorders, and Mary has suggested that I put the link here so anyone who wants to have a look see can do so. So many people do not realise that they may have a clotting disorder till they have something sever like a stroke .
Have patience, it is sometimes difficult to get in.
My father-in-law lives in London and has been diagnosed with artheroclosis and mature diabetes and a condition called claudation. I am not familiar with this term and wanted to see if you had any information on it. He has been told that he needs an operation to clear his leg arteries which they will perform in the next five years and they said he would most likely amputate his legs 1-2 years after that. Please advise if you know of any other resources I should research.
In Reply to: claudation posted by Catherine Pagni on July 21, 1998 at 17:30:02:
This is ALWAYS due to atherosclerotic accumulations of fat in the arteries that go to the legs.
The first 13 years I was in practice I did what I was told & sent all these patients to the surgeon & exactly what you have described happened to them.
THEN, I learned about chelation. I never again had to send a patient for surgery OR amputation (more than 17 years) IF they were willing to be chelated.
Go to the FAQ link and read about chelation. Then get him to read the resource listed. There is a number there to call for physicians in his area who are Certified in the international protocol for this. His legs will be saved with NO risk to him.
Let us know how he does as he gets well. His story will serve as an inspiration to those who still are getting amputation recomendations.
Thought I would see if I could get one more opinion from you..
My 64 year old mother was dx'd two years ago with blockage of the carotid arteries. From the doppler images, the drs estimated that both arteries were 70% blocked. My mother had surgery on the right side to clear the blockage. She was released from the hospital the next day. Three days later she suffered from a stroke. While in the hospital recovering from the stroke, she was told that "additional blockage had moved from the brain, and completely blocked the carotid artery that had been cleared".
She is too afraid to have the surgery to clear the left carotid artery. She cannot look above eye level without getting dizzy, and she sometimes has tremors in her left side that are dibilitating for short periods of time.
She is taking 5mg of coumadin a day, but is not under the care of anyone with any real vascular expertise (only a GP).
Is there anything that she can do, aside from surgery, to help her condition?
Thank you for your time.
In Reply to: Carotid Arteries posted by Tracy on July 28, 1998 at 20:28:00:
It is too bad for your mother that she did not know of her best options BEFORE the permanent damage from the stroke. When is the next one?????
Even THIS stroke is likely due to the aftermath of her surgery. The most recent (past few years) world literature about surgery for this problem, pretty well says that surgery is more risky than beneficial.
Go to the FAQ page & read about Chelation and my mother's experience that drove me to learn about Chelation.
It is not too late for her to get going with Chelation. The information she needs is there.
Let us know how she does.