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Atherosclerosis

What Is Plaquex?

Plaquex is a combination of phospholipids like phosphatidylcholine. Phosphatidylcholine is a natural substance that is part of every living cell in your body. Phosphatidylcholine is an essential phospholipid. Phospholipids are the primary component of our cell membranes. Phospholipids help to protect and control what enters our cells.

Effects Of Plaquex

Plaquex helps to restore cell membrane integrity and function which normalizes cell function.

Uses For Plaquex

Plaquex has been used since the 1950’s to decrease plaque buildup in the arteries. Some medical conditions with plaque buildup are:

      Atherosclerosis
      Angina Pectoris
      Carotid artery plaque
      Peripheral plaque in the legs
      Heart disease
      Arterial blockages
      Diabetes
      High cholesterol
      Lipid health issues

Benefits Of Plaquex Are:

      Decrease plaque deposits in arteries
      Improve exercise tolerance
      Reduce angina attacks
      Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
      Boost circulation
      Increase male potency
      Improve kidney function

What Is Involved In the Treatment?

Blood work is done before, during, and after the course of treatment.  An ultrasound exam of the carotid arteries before and after in cases with carotid stenosis. A Doppler ultrasound is also needed if the stenosis is in one or more of the leg arteries.

How Is Plaquex Administered?

It is administered by infusion with a venous catheter over a period of 90 minutes.  The recommended minimum infusions of Plaquex is 20-40.  In severe cases of heart disease such as Bypass or Angioplasty candidates, 45 or more treatments with Plaquex may be required.   At Burns Integrative Wellness Center we recommend combining traditional chelation IV therapy with Plaquex IV treatments.

Are There Side Effects?

Plaquex treatments are incredibly safe. The most common side effect is diarrhea that can be easily managed by reducing the frequency of treatment and the use of medication. In Asian patients, there may be a feeling of fatigue and a drop in blood pressure. Because of this possibility doctors are advised to give a lower dosage to such patients. Very rarely there can be some burning at the infusion site. If this happens, let your doctor know so he can undertake steps to prevent this in future treatments. Occasionally the liver enzymes and the cholesterol values will go up. Studies have shown that this is due to an increased clearance of cholesterol from the plaque deposits and is only transient. They will return to normal.

Importance of Maintenance.

Following completion of the treatment, the recommendation is that you continue to see your doctor regularly.  As Plaquex does not treat the underlying cause of plaque deposits, it is recommended to undergo a maintenance program of 10 –12 treatments every year as a prophylactic measure. Should symptoms start returning, you may require another small series. You should also take Plaquex Oral Softgels to help keep the results achieved by the infusions. Your lifestyle [smoking, drinking, healthy diet], as well as your condition of health [e.g., diabetes], will dictate your results.