A lady around 60 years old came to see me a while ago who was told she had 6 months to live per her cardiologist. She was having numerous episodes a day when her blood pressure would drop to 80/40 or 95/60. For a 60-year-old woman this is not good. She could not function, brain fog just a mess and so a large part of her day she was bed ridden. As I talked to her I looked at her lab work. The bloodwork was normal; her cardiologist had checked her ejection fraction which was 50-55% which was considered normal. That number represents the amount of blood your heart pumps out into the body with each beat. Her chest x-ray was normal and was not fluid filled with h20 in her legs or hardly any fluid in her legs. The only thing that would rewire her was drinking several ounces of soda when these episodes happened. She would then be okay for 1 to 2 hours and repeat the soda. I saw a number of lab tests and the results were so called normal. She even would sleep flat on her back and had no shortness of breath.
I was stumped.
The cardiologist had nothing to offer and in my research on other patients with her condition there was no good treatment for this type of heart failure.
One morning around 3 AM I woke up and felt the need to look up the effect of low dose human growth hormones on blood pressure regulation and heart disease. There it was low dose HGH has a large factor in regulating the heart and the whole cardiovascular system of the body. It affects all the arteries and the muscles around the arteries even the smallest arteries.
So, I started her on a low dose HGH and one week later she became a completely different woman. The blood pressure was returning to normal and her energy was better. 2 weeks later she was back to normal and off all medications. She has maintained her health and is pleased because for a condition that had no treatment to help her except to help show the progression to death she has greatly improved and is actually better then she has been in years.
It just goes to show that we may be able to turn a lot of medical conditions around if we think NOT of what drug do I give the patient to stop their complaints but actually use basic physiology to look at the cause of the problem and see how to fix it. We get so high tech now a days that we forget the basics.
John Young, M.D.