Thrombongitis-Obliterans

HOW TO GET WELL
THE DRUGLESS WAY

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First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated Dennis Rocke © 2022

Thromboangitis Obliterans

(Buerger’s Disease)

This is a rare disorder where the veins and nerves in the legs and sometimes in the arms become severely inflamed. Narrowing the arteries and blocking off the blood supply to the fingers and toes. This eventually causes gangrene (a part of the body that has lost its vitality and in turn causes the effected part to decay). If gangrene does develop, the sufferer will usually nave the affected limb, toe or finger amputated.

It is a disease that mainly occurs in heavy smoking men who are under 45 years old most of whom have a history of phlebitis (inflammation of the walls of a vein, which may lead to a formation of a clot). In the cold weather, sufferers feel pain in the hands and feet. Their hands turn white then blue then red. It is imperative that sufferers stop smoking immediately to halt the progress of the complaint. Drugs that widen the blood vessels (vasodilator drugs) are normally prescribed but are not very effective.

DIET

Follow the health diet, putting emphasis on a low sodium, high potassium vegetarian diet. Fruit, vegetables, and garlic are of specific value. Limit the use of dairy products. Low-fat foods and soured milk are best. Goat’s milk and its products are best to use instead of cow’s milk. Most large supermarkets sell goat’s milk and other goat’s milk products at the time of writing. Grain products cooked or sprouted can be eaten in moderation.

FOODS TO AVOID
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Processed foods
  • Refined foods
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Tobacco
  • White flour products
Daily Supplements (Recommended)
Vitamin C  

5,000 mg daily

 

Vitamin E  

2,500 iu daily

 

Lecithin  

As directed

 

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