Heart surgeries are a lot like tattoos: They’re way more common than you think!
Ask around, and you might find more folks have had them – both surgeries and tattoos – than you ever realized.
With half a million bypass operations and tens of thousands of other heart procedures every year, it seems like they’ll get to EVERYONE eventually… even YOU.
In a moment, I’ll tell you how to avoid surgery in most cases even if you’re more clogged up than the plumbing after a big family dinner.
First, new research reveals the one MUST-HAVE item you need to bring with you to the hospital if surgery is unavoidable: vitamin C capsules.
Those same little pills you rely on to ward off colds can also chase away one of the most common – and DEADLIEST – side effects of heart surgery.
It’s an irregular heartbeat condition called atrial fibrillation that pops up in nearly a third of all patients who’ve had heart surgery, and you want nothing to do with it… for two reasons.
First, it’ll increase your risk of a stroke by as much as five times.
And second, because of that stroke risk, your doc will try to put you on blood thinners, which can lead to serious, painful, and even DEADLY internal bleeds.
You’ll be expected to take those meds for the rest of your life.
But if you pop C capsules after surgery, you can avoid the a-fib – and those blood thinners – completely. In fact, simple oral supplements like the ones you might already be taking can slash your risk of the condition by a stunning 73 percent!
Intravenous C will also cut the risk, although at 36 percent it’s only about half as good.
And to top it off, vitamin C can cut your hospital stay so you get back home quicker.
The researchers looked at studies in both the U.S. and abroad. The ones overseas all pretty much found a benefit; the ones here didn’t.
But don’t read too much into that. There were fewer U.S. studies, and – let’s face it – most American studies are stacked in favor of drugs, not vitamins.
In any case, there’s an even better option: Don’t need heart surgery in the first place!
Chelation therapy can wipe out the nasty buildups and deadly blockages so effectively that you may be able to delay or even completely avoid heart surgery.
There’s really only one downside, and that’s time. You’ll need multiple sessions – perhaps even a few dozen – spread out over several months.
So, if you’re in a real pickle and need emergency surgery, you might have to bite the bullet and go in.
Just don’t forget to bring your vitamin C.