NAD+ IV Treatable Conditions

NAD+ IV can be used to treat many common conditions.

Although NAD is showing great promise and health benefits, further research is still being conducted. It is not a cure and should be used in conjunction with other therapies to receive the full benefits this therapy could provide. These include the following.

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Ageing

Ageing is the decrease in the cell’s ability to proliferate with the passing of time. Each cell is programmed for a certain number of cell divisions and at the end of that time proliferation halts. The cell enters a quiescent state after which it experiences CELL DEATH via the process of APOPTOSIS.

CELL DEATH: The termination of the cell’s ability to carry out vital functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, responsiveness, and adaptability.

APOPTOSIS: One of the mechanisms by which cell death occurs. Apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the physiological deletion of cells and appears to be intrinsically programmed. It is characterised by distinctive morphologic changes in the nucleus and cytoplasm, chromatin cleavage at regularly spaced sites, and the endonucleolytic cleavage of genomic DNA; (DNA Fragmentation); at internucleosomal sites. This mode of cell death serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues and in mediating pathologic processes associated with tumor growth.

Anxiety

A mental health condition described by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily life. Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms include stress that disproportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry and restlessness.

Arthritis

Inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age.

Different types of arthritis exist, each with different causes including wear and tear, infections and underlying diseases.

Symptoms include pain, swelling, reduced range of motion and stiffness.

Medication, physiotherapy or sometimes surgery helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalitis (ME), is an illness that affects the nervous system. It causes extreme fatigue that cannot be explained by any other medical condition. If you have CFS/ME you are likely to suffer from extreme tiredness very often, even if you have not been active. You may also have a host of other symptoms.

The most common symptom is ongoing, unexplained tiredness which may be accompanied by:

  • headaches
  • muscle pain
  • joint pain
  • sore throat
  • loss of memory or poor concentration
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • unusual tiredness after exercise.
  • This tiredness may be your only symptom, or you may also have any or all of the other symptoms.

Some people experience mild symptoms, and others more intense symptoms.

There is no single test to diagnose CFS/ME. Your doctor will diagnose CFS/ME based on your symptoms and how long you have had them.Your doctor may do some tests to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms before diagnosing CFS/ME.

Patients can be diagnosed with CFS/ME only after they have had symptoms for six months or more.

Depression

 A mental health condition described by a persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in life, causing significant impairment in daily activities. Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological and social sources of distress/trauma. Increasing research suggests that these factors may cause changes in brain function, including altered activity of certain neural circuits in the brain.The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterises major depression can lead to a multitude of behavioural and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behaviour, confidence or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.

 PTSD

 A stress disorder caused by emotional and physical trauma causing the brain to reconfigure on a cellular level. This change is called neuroadaptation, being the direct cause of trauma related brain damage and depletion of vital neurotransmitters. Resulting in a constant state of flight or fight also known as hyper awareness. The condition may last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions. Symptoms may include nightmares or flashbacks, avoidance of situations that bring back the trauma, heightened reactivity to stimuli, anxiety or depressed mood, general confusion (hazey) or a state of numbness.

Multiple Sclerosis

 Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. It affects more than 2 million people worldwide and is 3 times more common in women than in men.

A person is more at risk of developing MS if they have a close relative with the condition. The cause of MS is not known, but theories include that it is an autoimmune disease; that it is caused by genetic or environmental factors (it is more common the further away from the equator you live); and that it is caused by a virus.There is currently no known cure for MS although there are treatment options. MS affects different people in different ways, and treatment often involves symptom management.

Obesity

Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is very overweight with a high percentage of body fat. Being a little overweight may not cause many noticeable problems, but once you are carrying extra kilograms, you may develop conditions that affect your daily life.

The most widely used method to assess a person’s weight is the body mass index (BMI), which is your weight in kilograms divided by your height in metres squared.

If your BMI is:

  • between 25 and 29, you would be considered overweight
  • between 30 and 40, you would be considered obese
  • over 40, you would be considered very obese.
  • Another useful method is to measure around your waist. Men whose waist measurement is 94 cm or more and women whose waist measurment is 80 cm or more are more likely to develop obesity-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer.

Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s disease attacks brain cells and neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry messages between brain cells), affecting the way your brain functions, your memory and the way you behave. It is also the most common form of dementia.

Dementia is a syndrome (a group of symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline in mental abilities.

While the exact cause is unknown, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may be increased by a range of factors, including:

  • age
  • a family history of the condition
  • previous severe head injuries
  • lifestyle factors and conditions affecting heart and brain health.

If you are worried that you may have Alzheimer’s disease visit your doctor to get some advice. Your doctor may ask you about any new or worsening problems you may have noticed such as:

  • forgetfulness
  • speech problems such as difficulty finding the right words
  • difficulty in understanding what people are saying
  • personality and mood changes
  • difficulty with performing everyday routine activities.

There is no single test that can be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. If your doctor suspects you may have Alzheimer’s disease, they may refer you to a specialist to confirm the diagnosis.

Although Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of ageing, it is more common in older people and may affect about one in four people over the age of 85.

Cardiovascular Disease

Heart conditions that include diseased vessels, structural problems and blood clots.

Most common types

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Damage or disease in the heart’s major blood vessels.
  • High blood pressure
  • A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness.
  • Congestive heart failure
  • A chronic condition in which the heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it should.
  • Arrhythmia
  • Improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast or too slow.
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • A circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs.
  • Stroke
  • Damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply.
  • Congenital heart disease
  • An abnormality in the heart that develops before birth.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a condition where pain continues long after your body should have completely healed. There are different types of chronic pain, such as nerve pain, pain from bones, muscles and joints, as well as cancer pain. Chronic pain can be anything from mild to severe. It is different to acute pain, such as pain from an injury, which happens quickly and doesn’t usually last for long.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that is caused in the muscles and bones. Other common symptoms are feeling extremely tired and sleeping poorly. Some people also feel vague and even confused at times. Fibromyalgia is common and affects around 2-5% of the population, mainly young to middle-aged women.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are:

  • pain in many different muscles and bones
  • tenderness or stiffness in the muscles or bones, lasting for at least 3 months
  • tiredness
  • difficulties in sleeping.

Other symptoms and related conditions may include:

  • problems with concentration and memory
  • anxiety, depression or emotional distress
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • headaches
  • numbness and tingling in the arms and legs.

People with fibromyalgia often find their symptoms change over time. The symptoms may be worse during times of psychological, social or physical stress.

Lyme Disease

 Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted in a tick bite. The types of tick that carry the bacteria are not native to Australia and they have not been found in Australia. Researchers are investigating whether Australian ticks can cause Lyme disease or Lyme disease-like symptoms. People bitten by ticks in USA, Europe or Asia can return to Australia with Lyme disease.

Types of MS

Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). This is the most common form of MS and about 3 in every 4 people with MS begin with a relapsing-remitting stage.

 With RRMS, new symptoms appear or existing symptoms worsen over a period of days, weeks or even months, followed by a partial or complete recovery, which is then followed by another relapse. For some people, these relapses get worse and the disability stays. Their health gradually declines. This is known as secondary progressive MS (see below).

 Primary progressive MS (PPMS). One or 2 people in every 10 with MS are diagnosed with PPMS. These people usually find that their symptoms become gradually worse, with no separate attacks.

 Secondary progressive MS (SPMS). Most people with RRMS will eventually experience SPMS. In this form, disability generally worsens slowly, independent of any relapses.