Thursday, September 22, 2011

Can Chelation Therapy avoid By Pass Surgery?

A few days back father in law of  Vipul Mody’s friend was admitted in a nursing home  at Kandivali, Mumbai due to severe chest pain fifteen days ago. The patient had suffered an attack in 1997 (thirteen years ago) and was undergoing normal treatment. The doctors  suggested for Angiography.
Blocked  Artery  - By Pass Surgery is one option

His Angiography was conducted  at Hinduja Hospital and the reports suggested that he has multiple blockages. The doctor told that he cannot undergo Angioplasty due to several  blockages but suggested 'By Pass Surgery'.  For that they were asked to wait for another two to three weeks as since the doctor suggested  that his heart is very weak. So the family members  brought him back to home.

The friends and relatives  kept on searching for the treatment and someone suggested to go for the  Chelation Therapy or Calation Therapy. They were told that in this therapy any patient who has to undergo by-pass surgery can be treated by giving medicated blood. Approximately 18 bottles of blood is required to be transfused.
The medicated blood cleans the system and removes all the blockages from the heart.The no. of bottles may increase depending upon the age factor and health of the patient. The cost of the blood per bottle would be appx. Rs.2,500/- ($ 55) The treatment takes of appx. 1 month. Total cost is less than $ 1,500. But is this really effective?

Chelation therapy is the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body. For the most common forms of heavy metal intoxication involves lead, arsenic or mercury. The history of this therapy goes back to World War I  when it was used to counter side effects of poison gas. The first widely used chelating agent, the organic dithiol compound dimercaprol (also named British anti-lewisite or BAL), was used as an antidote to the arsenic-based poison gas, lewisite. BAL had severe side-effects.

Administering Medicine with Blood
After World War II, ethylene diaminetetra acetic acid (EDTA) was introduced as a lead chelating agent. Paints had high amount of lead and workers doing the paint work had poisonous effect of lead. Unlike BAL, it is a synthetic amino acid and contains no mercaptans. EDTA side effects were not considered as severe as BAL.
Some common chelating agents are EDTA, DMPS, TTFD  and DMSA. Calcium-disodium EDTA and DMSA are only approved for the removal of lead by the Food and Drug Administration while DMPS and TTFD are not approved by the FDA. These drugs bind to heavy metals in the body and prevent them from binding to other agents. They are then excreted from the body. The chelating process also removes vital nutrients such as vitamins C and E, therefore these must be supplemented

Some alternative medicine practitioners administer chelating agents, usually EDTA, to patients with atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease. The use of EDTA chelation therapy as a treatment for coronary artery disease has not been shown to be effective and is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Several possible mechanisms have been proposed, though none have been scientifically validated.
It found that very small trials and uncontrolled descriptive studies have reported benefits while larger controlled studies have found results no better than placebo.  The American Heart Association states that there is "no scientific evidence to demonstrate any benefit from this form of therapy".The Mayo Clinic states that 'chelation studies have found that chelation didn't work as a heart disease treatment.’

The insufficient data on both sides to favour and oppose  warrants that before taking this option it is advised that  doctor should be consulted in detail and be asked about the side effects and the success rates  of the patients they have treated.

There are only a few doctors in India giving this therapy and one of them is Dr.Dhananjay Shah at Malad (Mumbai) another at Karnataka. He has a list of patients who had to undergo by-pass from Lilavati, Hinduja and other major hospitals but after undergoing the above treatment they are absolutely fine and leading a normal life.

Details of doctors I have received from my friend. Before proceeding reconfirm with the doctors.
Dr.. Dhananjay Shah.
Hospital Tel:                0091-22-2889 2089  0091-22-2889 2089
    0091-22-2889 2089  0091-22-2889 2089..
Mob:  98194 39657  98194 39657.
Email: shahdhananjay@ rediffmail. com

Dr Hiten Shah
Integrative Cardiac -Vascular Clinic Heart Rehab Centre 230, Satyam
Mall, Ashirwad Poly Clinic, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad,, 380015, Gujarat, India
Tel :   +91 09998848590  +91 09998848590 ;  +91-9998848590;  +91 09998848590 or  9898077966
Fax: 07940067882

Tel:    + 91-22- 28773777; + 91-22-28773777 ; + 91-22-28773777 /  09869035111  09869035111
Treatments : Chelation Therapy

Dr Nirupa Mehta
Oxymed Hospital , 320/E; 9A Main, 40 Cross, 5 Block, Jayanagar,
Bangalore , 560041, Karnataka , India
Tel:  080-56533273  080-56533273;  9986162526  9986162526
Treatments : Chelation Therapy; Oxygen Therapy

Dr.B.Ayaz Akber
Oxymed Hospital No:6,First Main Road, Kasthurba Nagar, Adyar,Chennai -
600 020, 600020, Tamil Nadu (madras), India
Tel:  044-24452753  044-24452753
Treatments : Acupuncture; Chelation Therapy; Colonic Hydrotherapy, Colonic Irrigation
Lymph Drainage Therapy; Oxygen Therapy

Dr.Vidyut.K. Shroff
1-C, Mahavir, Lajpatrai Road , Vile Parle [W], Mumbai, 400056,
Maharashtra , India
Tel :     + 91-22-26133889  +91-22-26133889; +91-22-26133889 ;   + 91-22-26631157; +91-22-26631157;  +91-22-26631157  91-22-26631157
Treatments :   Chelation Therapy

Safe Health
6-3-1100/5, TVS Suzuki Lane , Raj Bhavan Road . Hyderabad , 500 082,
Andhra Pradesh , India
Tel:  040 2341 4418  040 2341 4418
Treatments :   Chelation Therapy

Dr. Rathna Alwa MD, M.R.C.P.
428, 9th. main road, HRBR layout, 1st. block, Kalyan Nagar,
Bangalore-560043, India .
Tel: 5455166 / 5454025
Treatments :  Acupuncture, Chelation Therapy

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Earthquake Safe Zones in India

Seismic Zoning Map of India Courtesy : Wikipedia
The earthquake which has hit the north eastern state of India – Sikkim falls in zone five like Kutchh of Gujarat which faced the tragedy of deadly calamity in 2001. Geographical statistics of India shows  that major portion of the country is vulnerable to earthquakes. Therefore, while designing big structures like bridges, dams, flyovers and chimneys special care needs to be followed by the engineers to avoid casualties.

Seismic zoning map of India assigns four levels of seismicity for the country. Seismicity is the relative frequency and distribution of earthquakes and depends on the turbulence beneath the earth crust. According to this map, Zone 5 expects the highest level of seismicity whereas Zone 2 is associated with the lowest level of seismicity.

Zone five is  referred to as the Very High Damage Risk Zone. The state of Kashmir, Punjab,the western and central Himalayas, the North-East Indian region and the Rann of Kutch fall in this zone.Next, to it is zone four, which  is called the High Damage Risk Zone. The Indo-Gangetic basin and the capital of the country (Delhi), Jammu and some portions of Bihar& Maharashtra fall in Zone 4.

Very little portion which is in zone one are  Jaipur, Raipur, Hydrabad  and Bangluru.  From Jaipur  to some portion of Madhya Pradesh is the safest area in India. But the capital of Madhya Pradesh is in zone two. The major portion of India is in zone three with moderate risk of quake. These mapping are not  static but keep on changing  after some span of time due to movements of the plates causing earth quake.

Who would apologise for 1969 and 1985 Gujarat Riots?

Shankar Sinh Vaghela
Have you forgotten your speeches of 85?
Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela, who is on a parallel fast to protest the Modi regime's 'corruption and wastefulness', once again demanded that Modi should resign on moral grounds for 2002 riots. Like him all the congress leaders and media channels have been raising this issue for past nine years ignoring the history of communal violence in the state during previous regimes.

It is surprising that news editors never recall the events of 1969 and 1985 when the communal riots were more gruesome than 2002. During 1985 to divert attention away from the anti-reservation stir the state was pushed to communal riots. A hindu family was burnt alive by the communal mob. How could that incident be forgotten when we talk of Gulbarg society?

Even the press was not spared in 1985, the offices of Gujarati daily “Gujarat Samachar” and “Indian Express” were attacked and put to fire. These newspapers were considered to be anti government by then Chief Minister Madhavsinh Solanki of congress.

The state was under curfew for more than six months. Dave Commission inquired into the incidents which took place during the course of anti-reservation agitation and also communal disturbances during February 1985 to July 1985. So, these events are on record and can be verified on the role of various parties and inaction of the then state government. The state government let the violence spread to entire state and called for the army on 16th April, 1985. Hundreds of people had lost their life before that.

The year 1969 is considered to be the worst year as far as communal violence in Gujarat is concerned. On September 18, 1969, a major communal riot broke out in Ahmedabad City and subsequently spread in the other districts of the State. Hon. Justice Jagmohan Reddy inquired into the violence which broke out during the said communal disturbances. The number of deaths as estimated were between 15,000 to 25,000. At that time, the Congress was in power Gandhian Hitendra Desai as the Chief Minister.

Since, 1924 onwards Ahmedabad, Godhra, Vadodara have been communally sensitive areas of state and thousands of people had lost their lives before 2002. It is only the last event which is recalled every time where the state went back to normalcy in less than a week. Barring the NGOs and like minded media channels people of the state have forgotten that the state ever had any communal tension. The communal harmony in state is far superior than it used to be in the past.

But, our reporter and editor friends have no time to read the history. It was same Mr Vaghela who wanted that Mr Solanki should be charge sheeted for communal violence in 1985. Why cannot he rewind his own memory? Leaders of 70s might not be around.

Ask, Gujarati people above 40 years of age who lived in the period from 1965 to 1992, the majority of them would want congress leaders to apologise for their inefficiencies in combating communal tension in the state.