Cardiovascular Disease

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Cardiovascular Disease

Anyone know any practicing porphyria doctors near Portland, Oregon?

As I seem to have cardio. issues now, if anyone can give me a line on a porphyriai-literate doc in my area (Portland, OR) it would be really, REALLY great.  Or any suggestions on where to direct my further efforts.   I'm still working on long-distance consults, but I think... it would be good to have a savvy local MD on my side.   One who won't say, "Porphi--what?", in case I end up in the hospital.  Just in case.


Dark night of the soul...

I feel as if I just gambled... and lost.  I staked my old, really bad state of health in an abxi poker game; the winner's pot would have been increased health.  And I lost.  

Now my heart is messed up, I can't exert myself without cardio symptoms.  And I know this about my body:  it can't clear toxins without exercise. 

I don't even know where to start, and the pain is so bad I can't sleep.

As Scarlett said, tomorrow is another day (or something like that); and I'll think of... something.  But oh, tonight is dark and ... almost hopeless. 

I know --- I hope --- you folks will understand.  I wear my warrior's mask most of the time; it's better for those I love, and for me.  It's just, sometimes, I need to weep. 

incidence of persistent chronic infection of Chlamydia pneumoniae among coronary artery disease patients in India is a cause of

BMC Infect Dis. 2007 May 30;7(1):48 [Epub ahead of print]
Higher incidence of persistent chronic infection of Chlamydia pneumoniae among coronary artery disease patients in India is a cause of concern.

* Jha HC,
* Vardhan H,
* Gupta R,
* Varma R,
* Prasad J,
* Mittal A.

"The Heart Attack Germ Book"

I ran across this while surfing the Web today.... anything worth reading in it?<

Blessings to all,


Help I am so confused

I am still trying to get a grasp on Chlamydia Pneumoniae, I just found out on 4-11-07.  But I have been sick for awhile  Cry.  I am just starting Antibioticsi again......eeeeek Foot in mouth.  My symptoms have been sinus infectionsi and uppper respitory infections , Phlaringitis, Broncotitis, Asthmai.  In and out of the Dr. office the month of April, and my throat swelled shut I could go on and on.  I ended up at an Infetious disease Dr.

Dianna's CAP: GERD, Migraines and CPn -- Smooth muscle?

I'm reporting Dianna's results with the CAPi. She started it for a variety of complaints, and because we live together she's probably carrying some load. Her Ig tests were mildly elevated.

Three of her complaints - mild rosaceai, GERDi, and migraines - have improved markedly since she started. The asthmai seems unchanged, and her hypertension">i had disappeared before she started the CAP. At this point, she's done 3 weeks of Doxyi, and 2 weeks of Azithromycin. She'll start Flagyli next week, if all goes well.

I hesitated to list the migraines; she didn't start the abxi with any notion that the migraines would improve. Still, they have, and we can't think of any other changes that would account for the improvement.

It made me think about the diagrams and photos in The Potbelly Syndrome. CPni apparently loves to live in smooth muscle. I think these diseasesi may share a common cause -- the weakened, disorganized muscle cells can't close sphincters or reliably adjust the size of blood vessels.

Essential Observations by Dr. Charles Stratton on Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection and Disease

I am very excited to present the following article that summarizes Dr. Stratton's recent observations on Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. Putting it together has contributed greatly to my own understanding of Cpni as well as to my appreciation of Dr. Stratton's generosity with his time, and his great depth of knowledge of this area. Thanks to him for his contribution.

Jim K

Recent observations by Dr

Recent observations by Dr. Charles Strattoni on Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Cpn) Infection

Repeated Chlamydia pneumonia infection, persistence, caridovascular disease, luteolin

I don't believe we have this linked to our Research Pages (Marie?). This is a brilliant dissertation from the Finnish group, some of the world's experts on Cpni as some of the faculty in Helsinki were part of the original group who discovered the very existence of Cpn.

This dissertation demonstrates a number of important findings:

  • Repeated infection with Cpn "...induced persistent chlamydial DNA and inflammation in lung tissue and development of mouse Hsp60 autoantibodies."
  • Repeated infection with Cpn "...significantly increased subendothelial lipid accumulation in the aortic sinus area."
  • That "A flavonoid, luteolin, was shown to effectively decrease the chlamydial load and inflammatory reactions in lung tissue." Note: luteolin is not the same as lutein.
  • Conventional antimicrobial treatments are not effectively to eradicate persistent infection.
Go to the link and you can download the whole thing in pdf form.
Experimental Chlamydia pneumoniae infection model: effects of repeated inoculations and treatment

Liisa Törmäkangas

Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta, Oulun yliopisto

Flashy Website Re: CPN + Cardiovascular Disease

Hi Guys,  I was just visiting a flashy website called selling a book published in 2003 named The Heart Attack Germ and pushing something called WIN/WIN Therapy.  The germ, of course, is chlamydia pneumoniae.  It also implicates CPNi in Alzheimer's, and I suppose the WIN/WIN Therapy involves some abxi.  Anybody know anything about this site/book/therapy and how we might manipulate some benefit out of it for  Cypriane


 Since I started thinking about Sed rate, I remembered that several researchers in CFSi have noted that low sed rates occur only in a handful of conditions: CFS, Giant Cell Arteritisi, and Idiopathic Cardiomyopathyi are among the few. Some workers in the CFS field even consider CFS to be a form of Heart Failure, an infiltration myopathy caused by thickening and stiffening of the heart tissue. David Wheldoni noted the stiffening he observed in autopsies of Aortic Aneurism victims.


Heart 2001;86:456-458 ( October ) <

Scientific letters


LDL's and CPn

Well well. There I am working along and I come across this

This new paper is talking about how the low density lipoprotien is used by the body to protect itself essentially from endotoxini. This is interesting. I have high cholesterol, if you count 254 as high in your book. Don't know my Ldl's off my head or my triglycerides, but another angle to the heart materials

What happens to weight and blood pressure?

What, if anything, has happened to your weight and blood pressure since you started taking multiple antibioticsi against CPNi? Thanks, Russ

Diseases associated with Cpn: the exhaustive list

I have culled from Mitchell & Stratton patent #6,884,784 an exhaustive list of diseasesi where Cpni has been implicated as a possible cause or co-factor (reference: Mitchell & Stratton patent #6,884,784):

Diseases where an association has been discovered between chronic Chlamydia infection of body fluids and/or tissues with several disease syndromes of previously unknown etiology in humans which respond to unique antichlamydial regimens include:

Editorial comment: Strong findings from their research. If you have any of these it suggests to me that at least an empirical course of the combination antibiotic therapy is strongly indicated, with or without serologyi.

Multiple Sclerosis (MSi)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseasei (IBD)
Interstitial Cystitisi (IC)
Fibromyalgiai (FM)
Autonomic nervous dysfunction (AND neural-mediated hypotension);
Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG)
Chronic Fatigue (CF) and Chronic Fatigue Syndromei (CFSi).

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