- steroidal drugs (corticosteroids) are:
- glucocorticoids (cortisone, hydrocortisone, prednisone, prednisolone, triamcinolone, methylprednisolone, betamethasone, dexamethasone, etc) and
- mineralocorticoids (corticosterone, aldosterone, fludrocortisone, desoxycorticosterone, etc)
- non-steroidal drugs (NSAIDs) are for example:
- meloxicam (Metacam)
- carprofen (Rimadyl/Novox)
- deracoxib (Deramaxx/Novartis), etc.
You will read in most places and hear from most vets and MDs things like "anti-inflammatories have its uses if done right" (largest groups of drugs here: steroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs).
But that's not right, for the reasons that should become clear throughout this Health Manual where relevant. Here a short summary.
- As their name suggests, anti-inflammatories work against an inflammation: they palliate or suppress the inflammation.
- But an inflammation is the response of the defense system to an infection (disease) or to a physiological dysfunction (disorder) or rarely, to some other bodily impairment (defect).
- The purpose of an inflammation is to allow the organism to initiate the healing process.
- The inflammation signals all 12 body systems:
- that the organism has been harmed - by an intruder (disease), or by an imbalance of a bodily substance (disorder), or by a structural or functional impairment (defect)
- to get ready for further harm
- to go easy on the organism while being harmed and while under repair
- to assemble available resources at the site of inflammation
- and to help eliminate the intruder, imbalance, or structural or functional impairment.
- And yet, allopathic physicians argue: "But that response often is disproportionate, undue, hyperbolic, or even entirely unjustified, and so we have to curtail it, reduce it, halt it, or entirely prevent it".
- But you have to wonder: "says who??"
- Today, physicians know plenty more times of what they knew just 30 years ago, and back then as well as today they admit they do not understand the intricacy of the human organism, nor of the canine organism.
- But then with the same breath they proclaim: "But that response often is disproportionate, undue, hyperbolic, or even entirely unjustified, and so we have to curtail it, reduce it, halt it, or entirely prevent it".
- Not sure what you think, but I find such deviousness and presumptuousness striking!
- So let's think: Can an inflammation be "disproportionate, undue, hyperbolic, or even entirely unjustified"??
- No, obviously not, over millions of years evolution has refined ever more elaborate organisms, including what is today a dog, and a human being.
- Neither would be living today(!) had the organism not developed to alarm and mobilize all 12 body systems with a subtlety even allopathic physicians admit today they do not understand.
- So when your MD or vet says "we have to curtail the inflammation, reduce it, halt it, or entirely prevent it" then because it brings CASH, not because it is sensible.
- What the MD and vet would do instead if they were interested in cure, they would put all effort into researching the cause of the inflammation, and then address that cause!
- And researching why is the inflammation so strong that they think it's "disproportionate, undue, hyperbolic"?
- Or, why is the inflammation chronic?
- Because remember, when allopathic physicians curtail the inflammation and thus remove the symptom that gives you or your dog discomfort or pain, they haven't cured a thing.
- Instead, they just made it difficult to impossible to identify the cause, so that the ailment can be cured at all.
- Worse, the administration of steroids and NSAIDs often cause chronic conditions: for example Bloat, Digestive Disorder and stomach ulcers, Bladder Infection, immune system disorders like Allergies, lymphoma (Cancer), etc!
- Both steroidal and nonsteroidal drugs also deter the vital fluid retention of the organism(!) and have renal toxicity, they cause kidney and liver disorder up to and including Kidney failure/ Chronic Renal Failure (CRF).
- But not a problem: Each and every new symptom allopathic medicine will treat as unrelated, as new ailment, with a new drug. For example the harm done to the vital fluid retention they will treat with mineralocorticoids like corticosterone (see above), ie with more corticosteroids!
- And each and every time you reward them with: MORE CASH.
- Happy New World, welcome to allopathic medicine!
- Steroids and NSAIDs not only have anti-inflammatory properties but also have immunosuppressive properties: they suppress the production of lymph, macrophages, and other cells necessary for immunological defense.
- Indeed amongst other details, what differentiates the many steroids and NSAIDs is the degree of anti-inflammatory efficacy versus immunosuppressive efficacy.
- For dogs that are already sick or in the past have been treated with steroids, NSAIDs, or antibiotics, the immunosuppressive properties are worst: they multiply disease risk and disorder risk.
- As their name suggests, immunosuppressive drugs suppress the immune system: they shut down or significantly impair the immune system's ability to fight off infections and own cells that have gone awry - up until at least three or four months after the end of treatment!
- In addition to the vastly increased disease likelihood and disorder likelihood, the administration of steroids or NSAIDs also causes a disruption of the collaboration of all 12 body systems.
- In particular, steroids and NSAIDs always cause Endocrine system disorders and Immune system disorders, often Integumentary system disorders, and sometimes Nervous system disorders.
- Thus even if your dog were not to contract an infection up until at least three or four months after the end of steroid or NSAID treatment, any subsequent Allergies and other disorders including lymphoma (Cancer) - and the associated cost! - must be considered a direct result of administering these drugs.
- Because remember: the Foundation of Health. Indeed.