The heart’s purpose in the cardiovascular system is to make sure that oxygen-riched blood, nutrients, and hormones are being pumped and transported throughout the body and into the muscle tissues and organs that need it. When there are pathogens that enter into the bloodstream, it can cause many risk factors to the cardiovascular system, it can lead to chronic symptoms over time if it is not treated right away. In this 2 part series, we will be taking a look at cardiac metabolism and how HCTP can help renew the cardiovascular system. Part 2 will be discussing what is diastolic dysfunction in the cardiovascular system and how different nutraceuticals can help prevent heart disease from rising. By referring patients to qualified and skilled providers who specialized in cardiovascular services. To that end, and when appropriate, we advise our patients to refer to our associated medical providers based on their examination. We find that education is the key to asking valuable questions to our providers. Dr. Jimenez DC provides this information as an educational service only. Disclaimer
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What Is Cardiac Metabolism?
Since the heart’s job is to make sure that blood is pumping throughout the body, studies have found that the network for cardiac fuel metabolism contains an intricate set of interacting pathways that produces endpoint results for both ATP-producing and non-ATP-producing energy. However, when there are pathogens that are affecting the cardiac metabolism it can lead to chronic conditions like congestive heart failure. Research studies have shown that congestive heart failure is an energy-starved heart and is associated with metabolic changes in the body, it can cause a progressive impairment of cardiac and musculoskeletal high energy phosphate production in the heart. This will decrease ATP concentration causing serious defects in cellular metabolism and causing pulsation of the cellular structure in the heart muscles. With the roles of ATP vs. oxygen in myocyte of the cellular structure can also play their parts when dealing with modulating cardiac metabolism as a therapeutic approach to heart failure.
Also known as the powerhouse of cells, the cellular mitochondria contain about 3500 – 5000 mitochondria, and the myocyte contains 35% of the entire cell. Research shows that the cellular mitochondria can help take the food that a person eats and turn it into energy for the cells can use. This helps ATP to formed in mitochondria and transfer to the cytosol to supply energy to the cell. There are 2 functions that the cellular mitochondria provide for the body while making sure that the cellular structure is healthy. The mitochondrial respiration is not all oxygen, that is converted to CO2 and water in the body but contains about 3-5% of oxygen, which are toxic free radicals. Mitochondrial DNA is more similar to bacterial DNA unlike nuclear DNA and provides defensive mechanisms that are just emerging and have proven to be very useful for tracing genetic lines.
With 100,000 cases of new-onset chronic heart failure that are continuing to pop up around the world, research shows that heart disease can be numerous conditions that can affect the heart muscle. Some of the conditions with chronic heart disease actually depend on the symptoms of the heart disease a person may have. However, some of the common symptoms that can happen to the heart include nutritional factors like fast foods to mitochondrial failure in the body’s cellular structure. Even inflammation in the body is one of the symptoms of heart disease. For many individuals, there is a biochemical/metabolic connection to heart disease, since each of the organ systems is connected to each other and there is ATP nutriceutical support that can help lower the risk for heart disease.
Bioenergetics & The Heart
When there is dysfunctional energy in diseased hearts, angina, chronic heart failure, PTCA, CABG can cause heart risk factors to rise in the body, causing unwanted issues to affect a person. Chronic coronary artery disease with ischemia and/or silent ischemia can cause severe energy deprivation to occur. Any intervention that will slow the rate of ATP degradation and speed-up recovery rate will minimize heart damage and enhance cardiac function since chronic heart failure is energy-starved causing about 30% of all energy lost to the heart. This will cause low intra-myocardial ATP and reduced myocardial contraction but through bioenergetic therapy and even regenerative medicine can help the myocardial tissue may be restored significantly by oral supplements like Coenzyme Q10, Carnitine, D-Ribose to restore ATP dynamics in the heart.
HCTP & The Heart
Known throughout the world as *stem cells, HCTP or human cellular tissue products can help repair the damaged heart muscles from cardiovascular diseases. There is still more research being done with HCTP and its uses as a form of regenerative medicine as research shows that HCTP is nature’s own transformer and when the body is injured, HCTP is injected into the damaged heart muscle and repairing the damaged heart cells to be turned into new heart muscles. However, nationally and internationally affiliated clinics and distribution organizations are authorized to use HCTP in their practices since it has to be FDA-approved. Other research studies have shown that HCTP can help alleviate morbidity and mortality symptoms for patients that are dealing with heart damage from a variety of insults that has affected the heart.
HCTP therapy is a form of regenerative therapy that utilizes HCTP (human cellular tissue products) or stem cells* to help repair and regenerate damaged tissue, cells, and organs back to their original state. HCTP is used in affiliated clinics and distribution organizations (both international and national) that provided regenerative therapy to individuals that are dealing with chronic issues that are affecting their bodies.
All in all, the cardiovascular system makes sure that the heart is doing its job pumping blood throughout the entire body and keeping it functional. When there are unwanted risk factors that are affecting the heart, it can cause chronic symptoms to develop in the body over time and cause serious damage to the heart. By utilizing nutraceuticals, therapeutic treatments to alleviate the chronic symptoms that are damaging the heart, the body can recover and the cardiovascular system can continue to do its job.
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