Biofilms & Enzymes

I never cease to be amazed at how much we can learn from the Internet and how one thing we can learn can lead to another. This morning my daughter was once again researching to see what we could do to help our little dog Beaux who is ill due to congestive heart disease. She can across a great article which I will share the link at the bottom of this blog. But then she sent me another one that she found about enzymes. So I began reading and I was shocked and excited by one particular chapter. As always I will share with you the link at the bottom of this blog. This is the paragraph that caught my eye and it was like a wonderful revelation. Here we all are suffering from so many symptoms because of a mesh implant and Dr. Raz said it is because of biofilms. He has been working on this theory for a while trying to prove it. Why was I so thrilled by this paragraph? The article was written about enzymes and it was so thrilling to realize that I had been taking the right things to help myself.

You may recall some time back I wrote a blog about surgeries and scar tissue and said I had been taking serrazimes to stop scar tissue from forming or to eat away new scar tissue. Serrazimes are a less expensive enzyme than serrapeptase and every morning when I first get up I take two with water on an empty stomach. I do not eat early so this is an easy way for me to remember. I sit the bottle out at night where I will make my morning tea so I see it and don’t forget. It is also a way for me to remember if I took it as once I have, I put the bottle away. It is my small early morning ritual and habit.

This is what I read that got me so excited.

Biofilm Protection for Bacterial Infection Involving Prosthetic Substances

One of the problems plaguing medicine currently is infection of prosthetic substances placed in the body (prosthetic hips, knees, heart valves. etc.) These infected prosthetic parts often need to be replaced, as their infection cannot be eliminated. Bacteria are able to create a biofilm that prevents antibiotic drugs from reaching and killing them. A similar problem exists in heart valve infections, where frequently an emergency replacement of an infected valve leaflet becomes the only way to save the patient’s life. The proteolytic enzyme serrapeptase was shown to enhance the killing activity of the antibiotic Ofloxin in cultures and to prevent the formation of biofilms.[5] This prevention of biofilms could become very valuable in treating these problem infections.

Here is why I was so excited. I know many women who cannot get rid of infections even after removal because they are in deep tissue areas. I also know women who had heart issues after mesh and we all know that inflammation is a huge part of heart problems, so if there is anything you can take to help then it is wonderful news. I have been taking serrazimes for more than a year again and in the past I took serrapeptase. I took it because of all the scar tissue that forms in my body and caused me huge problems after my own mesh removal by Dr. Raz and when Dr. Kim did my fascia surgery my bladder was fused to my pelvic bone and it became a much more difficult surgery. So this may be something you wish to consider.

I knew serrazimes was great to clean out the arteries but now we know to begin giving it to Beaux for his congestive heart failure, so we began today.

Here is another paragraph that may interest those who have a lot of pain and perhaps it can help with that too.

Use of Enzymes in Painful Conditions

Proteolytic enzymes are able to block the release of pain producing amines from tissues that have inflammation. This elimination of pain benefits many conditions. The disability of migraine headaches can usually be helped by enzyme therapy. Sinus headaches can be alleviated by enzymes, which decrease and liquefy secretions that contribute to the pain. A group of 59 patients with acute and chronic sinusitis were assigned to receive either the enzyme bromelain or placebo along with conventional therapy (antibiotics, decongestants, etc.) The group getting bromelain seemed to improve because it dissolved fibrin leading to improved absorption of edema fluid, thus enabling greater penetration of immune system components. Obviously, one of the more valuable uses for enzymes is to relieve the pain in arthritic conditions, bursitis, and synovitis.

Use of Enzymes in Arthritic Diseases

Enzymatic therapy can benefit all forms of arthritis by reducing inflammation, alleviating pain, and stopping the circulation of inflammation causing immune complexes. For these reasons many arthritis products contain enzymes (bromelain, papain, etc.) Wherever there is pain there is inflammation which can be blocked by enzymes.

Then there is another issue it may help mesh injured women with. It could help with all those big splotches that come up after mesh and even after mesh removal.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

A key feature of SLE is allergic reactions in body tissues (auto-immunity). Circulating immune complexes are routine, and the sites where they deposit determine the symptoms of this disease, (lining membranes overlying lung, heart, abdomen, joints, brain, skin, etc,) A trial of systemic enzymes could remove these circulating immune complexes from the blood of the SLE patient.
Several months of enzyme therapy might have a dramatically beneficial effect on the disease. High dosage initially is a good idea.

And many women suffer with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) afflicts approximately 6 million persons in the USA, predominately women in the 20-40 age bracket. FM is characterized by severe muscle pain, tenderness in 18 points where muscle and tendons merge, fatigue, headaches (50%), and severely impaired sleep.

This common condition afflicts nine times more women than men. These persons are troubled by severe unrelenting pain in areas where tendons join bone. Estrogen causes the deposition of fibrin, which can lead to impaired circulation with sludgy blood flow in the areas of fibrin accumulation. Hyperestrogenemia is common in our modern world.

Then there is all those women who wind up with serious kidney damage.

Systemic Enzymes in Kidney Diseases

Acute and chronic glomerulonephritis are common kidney diseases. The patient with acute nephritis often has high blood pressure, swelling of the extremities, and blood and protein in the urine. This disease is considered frequently to be the result of an allergic reaction to the presence of streptococcal or other bacterial organisms in the body. Circulating immune antigen antibody complexes are common, and if the disease does not soon spontaneously resolve, scarring and fibrin deposits in the kidney’s urine forming units (glomeruli) are found.

And of course scar tissue.

Keloids

Some patients develop thick unsightly scars(keloida) after surgery or injuries. Taking systemic enzymes following the surgery can prevent this excessive scar formation. Knowledgeable plastic surgeons use enzymes to minimize scar formation after surgery.

There are two parts to this man’s article so don’t forget to read it all, including his case studies. I know many women worry about taking something that could prevent scar tissue forming to hold their bladder up after removal, but it is something you must decide for yourself. It is wise to view your overall health and any problems with severe scar tissue formation such as I had. Scar tissue can be as bad as mesh itself was and can cause a lot of pain. Many women who had colon damage often have serious issues with scar tissue formation around a year after surgery and it causes them pain and bowel problems. We all have to make our own decisions about taking anything at all, either prescription drugs or supplements. We have to weigh the odds and decide how to handle our own health and all I do is bring to you something that could possibly help you regain your life back.

My daughter did not see the paragraph that got me so excited as she just thought it was an interesting article for me to read to help us help our little dog with his congestive heart failure, but to me it was a wonderful gift that could help many women.

On part two is discusses how some people could benefit from taking a high dosage, so if you have major issues such as brain fog or memory problems before or after mesh removal, you may want to discuss it with an alternative doctor.

This is the full article that this blog is about

This is the blog I wrote about surgeries and scar tissue and I wrote about these enzymes

And this blog is about congestive heart failure which affects dogs and humans

3 Comments

  1. Sharon McBride

    Linda, first of all, I want to say again how absolutely awesome your page/site is to navigate. After reading the post, I couldn’t recall when you had first posted about the serreptase. Finding the answer was as easy as 1 2 3. For me personally, that is HUGE because I consider myself to be a techno looser. That being said, I get discouraged easily when navigating the “net” in general because I’m just not able to find what I’m looking for.

    I wanted to go back to the original post because I remember how excited many women were, as was I, when the discovery was made that scar tissue could be not only be minimized, but perhaps even obliterated with this product. For me, THAT information was worth it’s weight in gold. My body creates so very much of “it”. Scar tissue can/is for many, be the number one enemy in either making or breaking one’s recovery from surgery.

    The timing of this post for me was like a huge gentle reminder because I am mentally preparing for my next surgery scheduled in Dec/14. I know I already
    have tons of scar tissue from my last surgery (fact told to me by 4 physicians who have examined me . Last June (2013)when I got out of surgery that was one of the things Dr. Raz told my sister. Dr. Raz said the amount of scar tissue in my pelvis was simply unbelievable, and cutting away at and through “it” all was extremely time consuming and delicate work.

    Linda, thank you again from the bottom of my heart for ALL you do for the mesh injured. So….. I guess I’m gong to seriously look into purchasing this product within the next week knowing it’s potential for a successful surgery VS a very complicated one.

    Love and much gratitude to you Linda,
    Best,
    Sharon

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    1. lavalinda

      You can begin taking it now and stop taking it a couple of weeks before your next surgery Sharon. It could make a lot of difference long term.

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  2. Sharon

    I tried the serrapeptase and had a terrible allergic reaction to it. Does anyone know of any alternatives?

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