Common Medical Tests Are Destroying Your Heart
It practically becomes a ritual at your doctor’s office… especially as you get older.
Complain about a few mysterious aches and pains, and the next thing you know they’re ordering a CT scan.
But before you agree, ask one question that could save your life: Is this really necessary?
We’ve known for years that these scans can lead to radiation poisoning and even cancer – and one-third of CT scans are medically pointless.
Now, researchers have learned that CT scans also could be doing permanent damage to your heart… and setting you up for an early death.
CT scans are a bit like taking a sledgehammer to your heart… and it doesn’t take many.
As it turns out: radiation exposure from just a few CT scans is enough to cause irreparable damage to your heart.
What’s worse?! This happens in three completely separate but equally devastating ways.
First, the radiation slows the production of nitric oxide (NO). Healthy levels of NO are necessary in order to maintain healthy blood circulation.
Without enough NO, blood pressure rises and LDL cholesterol oxidizes which can lead to blood clots.
Second, CT scan radiation causes major injury to the endothelial cells that line your coronary arteries.
Once they’re damaged, those cells age prematurely and then pump reactive oxygen species (ROS) through the body.
ROS are the cause of oxidative stress that then damages your DNA.
Once the DNA is impaired, it loses communication with the rest of the body which can result in a number of horrific deficits that can take years to become evident.
And every time you get another CT scan, you’re only getting sicker and sicker.
If you or a loved one are being given excessive CT scans, consult with your doctor immediately and request a substitute scan – like an ultrasound or an MRI – that doesn’t emit radiation.
And if you absolutely must get a CT scan, make sure you’re getting the lowest possible dose of radiation (make sure you ask). The amounts vary greatly between tests because there is no established limit.
If mainstream medicine isn’t going to keep us safe, it’s up to us to look out for ourselves and each other.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health