Sepsis Treated With High Dose Vitamin C
Definition of Sepsis
What Is Sepsis?
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What is Neonatal Sepsis?
Sepsis: What You Need To Know
One of the leading killers around the world, including in the United States and the United Kingdom, is sepsis, a condition many people have never even heard of. (Actually modern allopathic pharma misdirected medicine is, but for information purposes lets go with the this information, see the data on this site).
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It is now known that flu vaccines can make you more susceptible to other respiratory pathogens, and as well pneumonia and resulting sepsis. (See the referenced flu vaccine pages on this site). Below you will find one sole pioneering doctor that learned to treat sepsis by essentially natural health means. No other hospital has been willing to provide that treatment and instead they would rather choose to just let their patients and just because they could not provide a corrupt organization FDA approved drug. Nothing within the allopathic circles is about real health care; and just one more example of it.
Sepsis is what is killing people after the failed flu vaccine, and the use of Tamiflu. And yet here we have a treatment that is largely unknown, and unused.
A Norfolk doctor found a treatment for sepsis. Now he's trying to get the ICU world to listen.
(a few excerpted highlights from the article)
The patient was dying.
Valerie Hobbs, 53, was in the throes of sepsis – an infection coursing through her veins that was causing her blood pressure to tank, her organs to fail and her breathing to flag.
“When you have a person that young who’s going to die, you start thinking, ‘What else can we pull out of the bag?’ ” said Dr. Paul Marik, who was on duty that day in the intensive care unit of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
In this case, he reached for Vitamin C.
Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Eastern Virginia Medical School, had recently read medical journal articles involving the vitamin, and decided to order IV infusions of it, along with hydrocortisone, a steroid, to reduce inflammation.
Then, he went home.
The next morning, Hobbs had improved so much she was removed from four different medications used to boost her blood pressure. Her kidney function was better. Her breathing eased.
Three days later, she left the ICU.
That was in January 2016. Today, Hobbs is back at her home in Norfolk.
“At first we thought it was a coincidence, that maybe the stars aligned just right and she got lucky,” Marik said.
Ten days later, another patient, a paraplegic, arrived in the ICU with sepsis, and Marik prescribed the same thing. That patient improved as well.
A third patient, a man so sick with pneumonia he was on a ventilator, also received the treatment. The results were the same.
Marik’s response: “What just happened?”
He suggested changing the protocol for patients who arrived with sepsis. He also added another ingredient to the concoction: thiamine, which is Vitamin B.
Carlbom said multiple setting study sites would ensure there was nothing particular to Norfolk that was making a difference.
He wants there to be a comprehensive study, and he said that Stanford University has expressed some interest. But he said it will be difficult to fund because it uses drugs that have been on the market for decades: “We are curing it for $60. No one will make any money off it.”
Studies take money, and that money often comes from pharmaceutical companies.
“By the time it’s done, it could be three years and the number of people who will die of sepsis by that time will be ginormous,” Marik said.
Hobbs, who didn’t realize at the time what was going on to treat her ruptured bile duct, now feels fortunate that Marik tried something out of the usual box: “It was good because it saved my life.
Sepsis occurs in more than 1 million people a year in this country, with 28 to 50 percent dying, according to the National Institutes of Health.
The condition can stem from a variety of different ailments and has an overwhelming immune response to infection. Natural chemicals released in the body trigger widespread inflammation, which leads to blood clots and leaky vessels. That slows blood flow, damaging the organs by depriving them of nutrients and oxygen.
In the worst cases, blood pressure drops, the heart weakens and the patient goes into septic shock.
The cost to treat sepsis in the United States has been estimated at $20 billion a year in 2011.
Just as Marik pulled Vitamin C out of his bag to save the woman in January 2016, he pulls out these facts to sell his sepsis treatment to others.
He believes lives could be saved before a larger study is complete. He’s been traveling the country trying to find audiences of critical-care doctors to peddle the idea – Philadelphia, Charlottesville, Long Island, New York and, earlier this week, Seattle.
Marik also took the step of having a researcher examine the idea in the lab. He reached out to John Catravas, who studies and teaches on the subject of bioelectrics at Old Dominion University.
Catravas has spent years researching lung function. Of special interest are the lung’s endothelial cells, which form the linings of the blood vessels: “When you have sepsis, the endothelial cells pull away from each other and allow fluid in the lungs.”
He looked at the effect of the Vitamin C, then the steroid, then the two in combination.
It wasn’t one or the other that was doing the trick, but both, almost as though one was holding the door open for the other to do its work in reducing inflammation.
It was a laboratory finding that supported what was happening in the clinical setting, which Marik included in the CHEST publication.
“We can’t both be completely insane,” Marik said.
Marik, who was born and educated in South Africa, is hardly a lightweight in the field. He has more than two decades of critical-care experience and has authored 400 medical journal articles and four books on critical care.
Still, the prospect of the lives this could save excites him at age 58.
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Historically, high doses of IV vitamin C have been used to cure and recover people from serious illness, and since then as well the liposomic encapsulated form of of Sodium Ascorbate which produces a much higher oral absorption rate of vitamin C.
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Full interview with Dr. Paul Marik
Dr. Paul Marik, a critical care doctor at EVMS, believes he has found the cure for sepsis, a common infection that gets into the blood and kills 1,000 people a day in the U.S. alone.
Vitamin C is Antiviral (a reference source for all the historical information on the use of vitamin C).
These are some of the google images for sepsis, and it can take on many forms, and with serious resulting disability. (Graphic)https://www.google.com/search?q=sepsis&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CY4vQSpp_1Gz3IjjOtNvhRHDTsTAzc0xBXq-mTvNYpLy4szdn3mQ9sdpmW1WntCyyU3LfMV4Pd_1RK2XJbIh39U1ipJCoSCc602-FEcNOxEVwCOhM0BfMBKhIJMDNzTEFer6YRN-rAF0SCQL4qEglO81ikvLizNxHcUkehoLs6OCoSCWfeZD2x2mZbEfRROp3HKwHSKhIJVae0LLJTct8RoMrRtqEN6vUqEgkxXg939ErZchEhF38bG3tZQioSCVsiHf1TWKkkEX64kUL7AlGc&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjkwIDRrq7ZAhVL1IMKHVOOCMQQ9C8IHQ&biw=1440&bih=745&dpr=1#imgrc=_