Last Modified on Jan 16, 2014
Holistic treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome involves natural supplements that work to treat the symptoms and prevent infection. While no definitive cure for the condition has been identified, natural options have shown to be effective at slowing the progression of the condition. Daily supplements including herbs and other elements fortify the body and immune system.
What is Myelodysplastic Syndrome?
Myeldoysplastic syndrome or MDS is a term used to describe the condition caused by poorly formed blood cells. The bone marrow is a spongy tissue within the bones in which stem cells develop and mature to red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. If the stem cells are unable to mature to healthy blood cells, however, MDS is the result.
Common symptoms of the condition include shortness of breath, fatigue and tiredness, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding and frequent infections. The causes of the syndrome vary but stem from something happening to disrupt the normal production of blood cells. Risk factors associated with the development of the condition include being over the age of 60, being male, having chemotherapy or radiation treatment and being exposed to certain chemicals including benzene or heavy metals.
Home Treatments for MDS
While no definitive cure for myelodysplastic syndrome has been identified, many home treatments have been proven effective for treating the symptoms and underlying issues. Hydrogen peroxide, curcumin and gingerol are non-toxic natural compounds that deliver healing properties. While these remedies still do not cure the condition, they prevent progression of the condition.
The only germicidal agent composed of just water and oxygen, hydrogen peroxide attacks disease by oxidation. Generally perceived as a “controlled burning process,” oxidation reacts with the organic matter and decomposes it into water and oxygen. As such, peroxide oxidizes any disease causing agents in the bone marrow, substantiating the health of the blood.
Curcumin is an important component of turmeric and is known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. These components make the compound particularly effective for treating MDS and its associated symptoms.
Gingerols are the effective components of ginger. These substances inhibit inflammation and remove toxins in the body. The compound’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective treatment for MDS.
Myelodysplastic syndrome affects the functioning and development of the blood. Treatment of the condition involves directive supplements and nutritional treatment.
09/19/2009: John from Rochester, New York: "My colleague was recently diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. I gave him the suggestion that an oral hydrogen peroxide therapy regimen might be beneficial to him. Does anyone have any knowledge of this therapy used for this diease?"
09/16/2009: Cathy from North Canton, Ohio: "My mother was diagnosed with MDS (lazy bone marrow) 7 years ago. She sees the doctor ev ery 3 weeks to get her hemoglobin levels checked. Most of the time she has to take an injection of a medication...* (that stimulates the body to make red blood cells ). After all of this time, she has neither been cured or progressed to leukemia. She is 79 years old and I would love to find her something to help her naturally and possible alleviate the injections of a no-named red cell booster. Thank-you and have a happy, healthy day!"Replies
05/25/2010: Lois from Chattanooga, Tn replies: "For the lady whose mother takes injections for red blood cells. Folic acid and multivitamins helps produce red blood cells, follow directions on the products. Also there are foods with folic acid in them, such as asparagus,vbeef liver, broccoli, cowpeas, fortified cereals, rice, eggs noodles, bread, great nothern beans, green peas, and spinach. Please let me know how she getting along. I also was diagnoised with lazy bone marrow."
01/04/2011: T.l. from Washington, Dc replies: "Has anyone tried Omega-3 pills or liquid as part of treatment for MDS? If so, please share your results. What has been most helpful?"
12/05/2012: Otryingo from Mclean, Va replies: "My father went from being completely healthy his whole life, dancing 3-4 times per week and rarely seeing a doctor. He went for a routine check-up about 4 years ago and they put him on all types of drugs, including Lipitor. About a year ago, he was diagnosed with myelodyspasia. I've been suspicious that either a drug or a combination of drugs has caused this condition. I just googled whether or not there may be a connection with drugs such as Lipitor and some of the studies seem to be trending in the affirmative. Does anyone else have experience with this sort of thing? Also, if my father were to discontinue use of the Lipitor, is there any evidence that myelodysplasia has ever been reversed? Thanks!"
12/05/2012: Rsw from Uniontown, Oh replies: "I was taking Lipitor when I developed Lichen Planus out of the blue. I now find research linking statin drugs with LP. I tried every statin on the market, always followed by memory fog and difficulty walking down my stairs. I quit all of them (after years, unfortunately) when I found out they have a 1% success rate in preventing heart attacks. In other words, of 100 people with high cholesterol who take statins, one heart attack will be prevented. I think there is a better outcome in people who eat a piece of dark chocolate every day."