ICU cares for people who have life-threatening conditions, such as a serious injury or illness, where they receive around-the-clock monitoring and life support. A person is likely to be admitted to ICU if they are in a critical condition and need constant observation and specialised care. This can happen after major surgery, accidents, severe burn, heart or kidney failure, stroke, heart attack, pneumonia, sepsis and or if a baby is born prematurely or with a serious illness.
There is the situation, especially with cancer patients, where intensive care doctors must worry about what the patient is doing at home. Hospitals today are discharging people faster than ever before, giving patients and their families the responsibility to continue treatments on their own at home. This is partly due to the high risk of infections as well as cost.
Hospitals themselves are being squeezed by tight credit, higher borrowing costs, investment losses and a jump in patients—many recently unemployed or otherwise underinsured—not paying their bills. It is no surprise that the leading causes of bankruptcy today are medical treatments.
The concept of home intensive care and freedom to pursue safe and effective alternative treatments is an important issue. The medical system based around hospital care is imploding so home care is becoming a vital option for millions who cannot afford treatments but still need critical care.
At home intensive care treatments focus on the essentials of life, on pH management, cell voltage, magnesium and iodine medicine, hydrogen medicine, cannabinoid medicine, selenium medicine, carbon dioxide levels in the blood, re-mineralization of the body, antioxidant therapy, anti-inflammation therapy, increasing oxygen transport and oxygenation of the tissues, opening up of blood vessels, saturation and healing of cells with concentrated nutrition via superfoods, breathing retraining, emotional transformation processing (contacting ones vulnerable feelings), detoxification and removal of heavy metals and radioactive particles.
Thus, intensive home care focuses on combination therapy, which enables us to encompass and manage multiple risk factors. Multidimensional etiologies call for multiple therapeutic interventions. At home care is an important necessary addition to hospital care and often can provide the intensive care necessary except for the direst circumstances.
The secrets of emergency room and intensive care medicine holds the key to practice of precise medicine. In the emergency room and ICU medicines must be safe while delivering an instant lifesaving burst of healing power. Obviously if they are safe and strong enough for emergency situations they are going to help us with chronic diseases and acute ones as well.
Deep within the heart of western medicine is a wisdom and power that is deliberately stymied by medical authorities and the pharmaceutical companies that stand behind them. Inside the emergency room and intensive care wards, where many believe some of the most accurate medicine is practiced, are common but extraordinarily safe and effective substances that save lives every day.
Dr. Paul Marik made headlines across the globe with a sepsis treatment he believes is saving lives, however he says he must “lie low” about the controversial treatment. Dr. Marik said the response by patients’ physicians has been about half and half, with some willing to try, and “the other half saying it’s complete and utter nonsense.” He is administering a common-sense basic medicine approach that puts out cysteine storms with IV infusions of vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine.
Hydrogen gas is a promising novel therapy for emergency and critical care medicine. Hydrogen gas exerts a therapeutic effect in a wide range of disease conditions, from acute illness such as ischemia–reperfusion injury, shock, and damage healing to chronic illness such as metabolic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers have reported that hydrogen is useful for acute myocardial infarction, cardiopulmonary arrest syndrome, sepsis, contrast‐induced acute kidney injury, and hemorrhagic shock. Hydrogen gas has even been used to attenuate oxidative stress in a rat model of subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Mechanical ventilation (MV) can provoke oxidative stress and an inflammatory response, and subsequently cause ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), a major cause of mortality and morbidity of patients in the intensive care unit. Inhaled hydrogen can act as an antioxidant and may be useful as a novel therapeutic gas. Medical scientists have found that inhaled hydrogen gas effectively reduced VILI-associated inflammatory responses, at both a local and systemic level, via its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic effects.
The First-in-Human Pilot Study is demonstrating the safety of hydrogen gas inhalation for Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome. Between January 2014 and January 2015, 21 of 107 patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest achieved spontaneous return of circulation. No undesirable effects attributable to hydrogen were observed and 4 patients survived 90 days with a favorable neurological outcome.
Every doctor who works with critical care knows of magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, iodine, potassium and even injectable selenium. These basic minerals can be used to save lives in hospital settings as well as at home where they can be safely used.
Sodium bicarbonate, potassium chloride, and calcium chloride are used to maintain pH and electrolytes within normal values in intensive care units. Magnesium is the most important mineral medicine for heart conditions as well as for stroke and when it comes to sepsis intravenous vitamin C and hydrogen gas inhalation therapy can save the day.
These strong natural medicines can be used at home many times a day at high doses to safely effect strong changes in a person’s medical situation, even if they are at or near death’s door. One can apply these lifesaving medicinals around the clock at home orally, transdermally (topically), and via nebulization, enemas, feeding tubes, baths and even intravenous methods if a nurse is available. These substances all heal through fulfillment of nutritional law. Natural medicines are stronger, safer and more effective than pharmaceuticals, which all have toxic side effects.
These kinds of medicines address the root causes of disease, the basic causes that are fundamentally the same for everyone no matter what the symptoms or how each person’s disease manifests. Low oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, nutritional deficiencies, chemical poisoning, radiation exposure, pharmaceutical drug toxicities, emotional trauma and stress, dehydration as well as high-sugar diets and lack of exercise are common causes of chronic disease that drugs, surgery, chemo and radiation therapy do little or nothing to address.
Safer Surgery with Magnesium
Everything in surgery, emergency room medicine and intensive care is facilitated with magnesium. Complications such as arrhythmias, kidney failure, stroke and infections may occur after major surgery. Everyone scheduled for surgery needs to increase their stores of magnesium. In the pre-and postoperative phases magnesium can help alleviate pain, decrease blood pressure, alleviate certain heart arrhythmias; it works to prevent blood clotting, relieves depression so common after bypass surgery, and improves energy and cognitive abilities.
Vitamin C can Save the Day
Vitamin C is an important independent antioxidant with a key role in protecting cells from oxidative challenge and cell death from oxidative stress. When used in combination with other antioxidants like hydrogen, glutathione, magnesium, bicarbonate and iodine one can feel confident that such a protocol will address the most serious threats of sepsis as well as other life-threatening diseases.