Chronic Diseases how they are treated permanently
A Chronic disease is defined as a disease of prolonged duration (more than three months), often not retreating from the body itself, and rarely being able to be completely cured. Chronic Diseases are complex and vary when it comes to their nature, how they are caused, and the extent of their impact on the community. Some chronic conditions lead to premature death, while at the same time others contribute more to the disability of the individual. In any case, however, it is a fact that they degrade the quality of life of patients.
The Common Characteristics of Chronic Diseases include:
- complex causality, with multiple factors leading to their appearance
- a long period of development without necessarily the appearance of symptoms
- a prolonged course of the disease, which can lead to further health complications
- possible functional impairment or disability of the individual
Chronic diseases include hematologic diseases, respiratory diseases, circulatory diseases, dermatological diseases, mental disorders, nephrologic as well as oncological diseases.
According to the European Commission, serious and chronic diseases, ie diseases affecting at least 50 people per 100,000, are responsible for 87% of the deaths in the EU for 2009, statistically indicating how the problem is growing year after year.
In Greece, on the other hand, chronic diseases are the major cause of impotence and premature death, while incurring high costs to the health system. On the one hand they account for 70% of the demand for health services and, on the other hand, they absorb more than 65% of national health expenditure
The Causes of Chronic Diseases
Sedentary life, deficient micronutrients derived from industrially grown foods, toxins contained in food of animal and vegetable origin, water rich in toxins, inappropriate and unnecessary use of drugs, and the contaminated environment expose the body every day we are at risk for its survival.
In particular, the above mentioned factors are stressful parameters for the structure and biochemical function of the cells and therefore the tissues and organ systems that our body is trying to fight every day.
This continuous vigilance of survival mechanisms can lead to the depletion of essential enzymes necessary to carry out biochemical functions, reduction of hormone synthesis, reduced energy production, visceral and invisible inflammations, reduced body defenses, premature cell death, gene mutation, and damage to the cellular apoptosis mechanism (programmed cell death).
All of the above processes are the factors that slowly and silently build the structure of chronic disease.
Changes that occur daily in the organization and degrade the state of health, until it is a manifestation of chronic disease, are made late. When chronic disease occurs, we know that biochemical cellular balance is disturbed and that the body has exceeded its limits of self-correction.
The ability to repair injuries caused naturally has declined, resulting to the onset of Chronic or Autoimmune Diseases.
It is also very common for patients to have more than one Chronic or Αutoimmune Disease at the same time, and it is common to follow different treatments for everyone, although the real causes (although well hidden) are common.
Effective Treatment of Chronic Diseases
In dealing with chronic diseases, it is important to focus not only on people who are already ill, but also on those who have manifested any disease. Besides, as mentioned, many mechanisms are needed until a chronic condition occurs, therefore the necessary preventive control is required.
In order to rationally deal with chronic diseases, the real causes must be discovered.
In particular, medical practices with pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical preparations, which deal with the symptom rather than the disease, are the most widespread and most ineffective. Patients for the whole of their lives handle the issue of cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, etc., but they never recover and their health has a steadily declining course. Over the years, new Chronic Diseases are usually added, which in turn burden the patient.
So, looking for the causes of Disease, we can not limit ourselves to measuring the arterial pressure and having general blood tests. The depth and the information offered are incomplete and in this way we only see the occurrence of a disease or symptom.
Instead, there are specialized examinations to see what is really to blame and fix it, i.e tests that investigate mechanisms at the cellular level, such as Metabolites, Neurotransmitters and deficiencies on a molecular level.
This approach is complemented by the fillment of a Medical History that examines a number of epigenetic factors that affect the homeostasis of the organism.
We can then accurately intervene with personalized test-based treatments and gradually reverse any Chronic Illness.
The etiologic approach to chronic diesases are the medical protocols, based on natural multi-nutrient micromolecular formulas and natural (biomimetic) hormones, aimed at removing toxic factors, inhibiting pathogenic mechanisms, removing diseased cells, reducing inflammation, compensating for micromolecular nutritional deficiencies,restoring hormonal homeostasis and building new healthy cells.
By applying these protocols as well as with proper nutritional advice and instructions in general about the patient’s lifestyle, the smooth and balanced physical function can gradually return.
I wish all the best
Dr. Nikoleta Koini, M.D.
Doctor of Functional, Preventive, Anti-aging and Restorative Medicine.
Diplomate and Board Certified in Anti-aging, Preventive, Functional and Regenerative Medicine from A4M (American Academy in Antiaging Medicine).