sepsis

  1. Sepsis is getting deadlier with drug-resistant bacteria

    The new danger hiding in America's hospitals

    It's the frightening new reality facing ANY senior in a hospital.

    The very care you desperately need... the treatments that are supposed to SAVE your life... could do just the opposite.

    They could end it.

    An urgent new warning reveals an up-and-coming hospital risk that has doctors around the country absolutely terrified.

    The form of bacteria that's behind many of the 1.5 million sepsis infections and 258,000 deaths every year, Klebsiella pneumoniae, has become even deadlier.

    It's developed resistance to the last-resort antibiotics doctors have been saving for the most critical cases.

    New samples of Klebsiella -- taken from U.S. hospital patients -- show that the germ has learned to switch its genes on and off when exposed to colistin antibiotics in order to protect itself and survive the drug.

    What makes this so alarming is not only that a growing number of patients will no longer respond to these types of antibiotics.

    It's that doctors have no way of knowing who is at risk!

    A test for colistin resistance takes time, but when a patient is infected -- and by the time a deadly case of sepsis takes hold -- time is the one thing they don't have.

    All they can do is give the drugs, cross their fingers, say a prayer, and hope it works.

    The "experts" say that this discovery is a sure sign that we need a new antibiotic to treat this germ.

    Those same experts will admit that the overuse of current antibiotics is what caused the problem in the first place.

    Even if a new drug arrives, odds are, it will be just as overused -- and the germs will quickly learn to resist this one, too.

    What we need is a whole new approach.

    There are two steps that every hospital patient and their loved ones can take.

    Step one is prevention: If you're in a hospital, be hyper vigilant about washing and sanitizing. If you're in no condition to keep watch yourself, make sure that there is a loved one present who can. All visitors -- including (especially!) doctors, nurses, and orderlies -- need to wash and sanitize BEFORE they approach you.

    Along with cutting the risk of sepsis and other conditions linked to Klebsiella, such as UTIs, this same common-sense approach can also help prevent other infections and complications.

    Step two comes into play if you get sick. Since a hallmark of sepsis is plunging levels of your body's vitamin C, quick delivery of intravenous C will restore those levels and give your immune system the power it needs to fight back.

    In a study published last year, an intravenous blend of vitamin C, thiamine (a.k.a. vitamin B1), and low doses of the steroid hydrocortisone cured nearly everyone, while those given standard treatments had a 40 percent death rate.

  2. Sepsis cured with intravenous vitamin C

    One of the nation's top killers... CURED!

    It's the epidemic you've never heard of... a leading killer your own doctor won't warn you about.

    If sepsis were its own cause of death, it would NUMBER THREE in the nation, behind only heart disease and cancer.

    But because sepsis is the result of an immune system breakdown during a fight with an infection, the CDC considers it a "complication" rather than a cause.

    As a result, the 258,000 Americans who die of this condition every year are hidden in the statistics.

    But an incredible new breakthrough could change that forever, bringing the death rate down dramatically and turning this deadly "complication" into something that can be treated quickly and effectively.

    The answer... is vitamin C!

    This simple, safe, and inexpensive therapy is proving that it can do what expensive drugs can't: STOP sepsis and SAVE lives.

    Doctors at the Eastern Virginia Medical School treated 47 sepsis patients with a blend of intravenous vitamin C along with thiamine (a.k.a. vitamin B1) and low doses of the steroid hydrocortisone.

    Another 47 patients were given the standard hospital treatments.

    Just ONE of the patients on the vitamin C blend died, compared to 19 of the patients on standard treatments.

    That's a 40 percent death rate -- which, unfortunately, is pretty much what doctors expect in sepsis -- from mainstream treatments, versus a death rate of about 2 percent from vitamin C.

    What's more, the researchers say they've now treated about 150 patients with vitamin C and have had only one death from sepsis (although a few others died from other conditions).

    Even more incredibly, three patients with sudden and severe "fulminant sepsis" -- patients the doctors say were "almost certainly destined to die" -- made a quick and complete recovery after being given intravenous vitamin C.

    The might seem like a miracle -- but that's what I would expect to see in these cases.

    One of the hallmarks of sepsis is that vitamin C levels plunge sharply, which is a sure sign the immune system is using up everything it has.

    It only makes sense to give it some reinforcements.

    Oral C can't raise blood levels quickly. But intravenous C can, as the doctors behind the new study published in the journal Chest have discovered.

    Their hospital system, the Eastern Virginia Medical School, was so stunned by the results that they've made the vitamin C protocol a standard part of their treatments for sepsis.

    I predict this will eventually become the standard treatment for sepsis everywhere.

    But it takes years to change standard practice... so if you or a loved on ever find yourselves in a desperate battle with sepsis, be sure to ask about intravenous C.

  3. Prostate biopsies double your infection risk

    Imagine fighting for your life after a cancer scare... only to find out you didn't even have cancer in the first place. Well, imagine no more: If you're a man getting a prostate biopsy, you're putting your life on the line -- because a new study finds the biopsy itself can double your risk of a life-threatening infection in the month after the procedure.

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