Reversing cardiovascular and Renal Disease

August 5, 2022
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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The primary demand on our health system is the management of chronic diseases. Many of these chronic diseases involve the vasculature or blood vessels such as heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, diabetes, kidney failure, etc. Renal failure is increasing in its prevalence. While filtration rate should be 100 %, the current system does not mark kidney function as poor until it drops below 60 %. We won’t have symptoms of renal difficulties until are filtration rate is 30 %. We can urinate regularly even when in phase 5 of kidney failure Glycocalyx are hair like elements that line our blood vessels. The role of these hairs is to protect the blood vessel lining, serve as a gate keeper for oxygen, and to facilitate the release of nitric oxide which results in blood vessel dilation. They are the first site of damage in vessel disease. Studies have shown that improving the health of these vessels, can minimize spike protein damage, improve atherosclerosis and improve kidney function. This earliest damage to our blood vessels can be measured and effective approaches to reversing this damage are presented.

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Susan Downs, MD

Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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