Pioneering new treatment for high blood pressure at Southampton General Hospital

Pioneering new treatment for high blood pressure

Pioneering new treatment for high blood pressure

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Heart experts at Southampton’s hospitals are using a groundbreaking drug-free treatment which involves ‘blasting’ nerves in the kidneys with radio waves to reduce high blood pressure.

The technique, called renal denervation (RDN), is performed in around 45 minutes under local anaesthetic and is the first alternative treatment for patients who have been unable to control the condition using conventional medication.

Around 30 per cent of people in England suffer from high blood pressure – known as hypertension – which causes the body to pump blood too forcefully through the arteries and heart.

Complications of untreated hypertension can cause organ damage, including heart attacks, stroke or kidney disease, and lead to premature death.

After guiding a device into the arteries of the kidneys through the groin using X-ray images, doctors deliver high frequency signals to burn off overactive nerves, increasing blood flow to the organs and reducing levels of a hormone linked to high blood pressure.

“This treatment really is a milestone in the field as, for the first time, we are able to say to people who cannot control their blood pressure with medication now have an option to limit their risk of stroke or heart disease,” said Dr James Wilkinson, a consultant cardiologist at Southampton General Hospital.

“The device allows us to gain access to the kidneys and fire short bursts of radio waves to burn overactive nerves, meaning we can bring blood pressure down to normal levels in most patients.”

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11:35am Fri 15 Feb 13

Inform Al says...

Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.
Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys. Inform Al
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5:48pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Inform Al wrote:
Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.
Not connected with this thread. But, you can write to the Health Minister for a decent reply.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.[/p][/quote]Not connected with this thread. But, you can write to the Health Minister for a decent reply. Sir Ad E Noid
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5:55pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Inform Al says...

Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.
Not connected with this thread. But, you can write to the Health Minister for a decent reply.
And here was me thinking that this article was about nereves in the kidneys, which is the bit that water passes through.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.[/p][/quote]Not connected with this thread. But, you can write to the Health Minister for a decent reply.[/p][/quote]And here was me thinking that this article was about nereves in the kidneys, which is the bit that water passes through. Inform Al
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2:25pm Sat 16 Feb 13

cantthinkofone says...

Inform Al wrote:
Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.
Not connected with this thread. But, you can write to the Health Minister for a decent reply.
And here was me thinking that this article was about nereves in the kidneys, which is the bit that water passes through.
Yes, you're absolutely right.

Whilst we're here, let's post about MS, because it's a nervous system disorder.

And then about leukaemia, because it's a blood disease and the article is about blood pressure.

Possibly then we can go on to comment about British Gas' water boiler service, because water pressure is involved.

And then we can finish up with a discussion of the EDL and English nationalism, because the article mentions that the procedure took place in England.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.[/p][/quote]Not connected with this thread. But, you can write to the Health Minister for a decent reply.[/p][/quote]And here was me thinking that this article was about nereves in the kidneys, which is the bit that water passes through.[/p][/quote]Yes, you're absolutely right. Whilst we're here, let's post about MS, because it's a nervous system disorder. And then about leukaemia, because it's a blood disease and the article is about blood pressure. Possibly then we can go on to comment about British Gas' water boiler service, because water pressure is involved. And then we can finish up with a discussion of the EDL and English nationalism, because the article mentions that the procedure took place in England. cantthinkofone
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4:07pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Dan Soton says...

Inform Al wrote:
Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.
Fluoridation X-Files.. "Lots" of (Fluoridated since 1964 ) Solihull's youngsters have cavities!




Inform Al, unbelievable X-File or what.. I found this on a website dedicated to promotion of Fluoride




CHILDREN SET TO BE TARGETED IN A BID TO BOOST DENTAL HEALTH

By HANNAH JENNINGS PARRY

16 Feb 2013

A DENTIST from Solihull, is offering special children's clinics AFTER HAVING TO TREAT "LOTS" OF LOCAL YOUNGSTERS FOR FILLINGS BEFORE THEY EVEN HAVE ADULT TEETH.

Satinder and Joanna Kelley, owners of Dickens Heath surgery, Heath Dental, said childhood cavities were such an issue, they were now offering foaming fluoride treatment Flairesse, to help repair cavities in youngsters' pearly whites.


http://tinyurl.com/d
ytgz59
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.[/p][/quote]Fluoridation X-Files.. "Lots" of (Fluoridated since 1964 ) Solihull's youngsters have cavities! Inform Al, unbelievable X-File or what.. I found this on a website dedicated to promotion of Fluoride CHILDREN SET TO BE TARGETED IN A BID TO BOOST DENTAL HEALTH By HANNAH JENNINGS PARRY 16 Feb 2013 A DENTIST from Solihull, is offering special children's clinics AFTER HAVING TO TREAT "LOTS" OF LOCAL YOUNGSTERS FOR FILLINGS BEFORE THEY EVEN HAVE ADULT TEETH. Satinder and Joanna Kelley, owners of Dickens Heath surgery, Heath Dental, said childhood cavities were such an issue, they were now offering foaming fluoride treatment Flairesse, to help repair cavities in youngsters' pearly whites. http://tinyurl.com/d ytgz59 Dan Soton
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8:10pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Inform Al says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.
Not connected with this thread. But, you can write to the Health Minister for a decent reply.
And here was me thinking that this article was about nereves in the kidneys, which is the bit that water passes through.
Yes, you're absolutely right.

Whilst we're here, let's post about MS, because it's a nervous system disorder.

And then about leukaemia, because it's a blood disease and the article is about blood pressure.

Possibly then we can go on to comment about British Gas' water boiler service, because water pressure is involved.

And then we can finish up with a discussion of the EDL and English nationalism, because the article mentions that the procedure took place in England.
I hadn't thought about the MS part, in view of the possible damage being done to us by fluoridated water perhaps this is more pertinant to the blood pressure due to nerve damage in the kidneys than even I thought. Strange how sarcasm can lead us towards the light, ennit.
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.[/p][/quote]Not connected with this thread. But, you can write to the Health Minister for a decent reply.[/p][/quote]And here was me thinking that this article was about nereves in the kidneys, which is the bit that water passes through.[/p][/quote]Yes, you're absolutely right. Whilst we're here, let's post about MS, because it's a nervous system disorder. And then about leukaemia, because it's a blood disease and the article is about blood pressure. Possibly then we can go on to comment about British Gas' water boiler service, because water pressure is involved. And then we can finish up with a discussion of the EDL and English nationalism, because the article mentions that the procedure took place in England.[/p][/quote]I hadn't thought about the MS part, in view of the possible damage being done to us by fluoridated water perhaps this is more pertinant to the blood pressure due to nerve damage in the kidneys than even I thought. Strange how sarcasm can lead us towards the light, ennit. Inform Al
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5:40pm Sun 17 Feb 13

cantthinkofone says...

Oh dear.
Oh dear. cantthinkofone
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1:23am Wed 20 Feb 13

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.
Fluoridation X-Files.. "Lots" of (Fluoridated since 1964 ) Solihull's youngsters have cavities!




Inform Al, unbelievable X-File or what.. I found this on a website dedicated to promotion of Fluoride




CHILDREN SET TO BE TARGETED IN A BID TO BOOST DENTAL HEALTH

By HANNAH JENNINGS PARRY

16 Feb 2013

A DENTIST from Solihull, is offering special children's clinics AFTER HAVING TO TREAT "LOTS" OF LOCAL YOUNGSTERS FOR FILLINGS BEFORE THEY EVEN HAVE ADULT TEETH.

Satinder and Joanna Kelley, owners of Dickens Heath surgery, Heath Dental, said childhood cavities were such an issue, they were now offering foaming fluoride treatment Flairesse, to help repair cavities in youngsters' pearly whites.


http://tinyurl.com/d

ytgz59
Google.. Side Effects of Blood Pressure Medications is water retention
[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they can do research now on the effect of fluoride on the kidneys.[/p][/quote]Fluoridation X-Files.. "Lots" of (Fluoridated since 1964 ) Solihull's youngsters have cavities! Inform Al, unbelievable X-File or what.. I found this on a website dedicated to promotion of Fluoride CHILDREN SET TO BE TARGETED IN A BID TO BOOST DENTAL HEALTH By HANNAH JENNINGS PARRY 16 Feb 2013 A DENTIST from Solihull, is offering special children's clinics AFTER HAVING TO TREAT "LOTS" OF LOCAL YOUNGSTERS FOR FILLINGS BEFORE THEY EVEN HAVE ADULT TEETH. Satinder and Joanna Kelley, owners of Dickens Heath surgery, Heath Dental, said childhood cavities were such an issue, they were now offering foaming fluoride treatment Flairesse, to help repair cavities in youngsters' pearly whites. http://tinyurl.com/d ytgz59[/p][/quote]Google.. Side Effects of Blood Pressure Medications is water retention Dan Soton
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