Medication Risks | Pharmacogenomics & Pharmacogenetics EXPLAINED

This is Dr. Pawluk, most physicians
don’t realize that fewer than half of the patients prescribed some of the most
expensive drugs actually derived any benefit from them. This is according to
Dr. Allan Roses an academic geneticist from Duke University. The vast majority
of drugs, more than 90% only work thirty to fifty percent of the time. Drugs for
Alzheimer’s disease work in less than one in three patients, whereas those for
cancer are only effective in a quarter of the patients. Drugs for migraines
osteoporosis and arthritis working about half of the patients. Most drugs work in
fewer than one in two patients, mainly because the recipients carry genes that
interfere in some way with the medicine. People assume that because the
medications their doctor prescribed are FDA approved they will
work and are safe for everyone. Studies done for FDA approval are often
very limited in the number of people tested, and only short-term. There is no
genetic profiling done in these studies. But because of the differences in
people’s genetics and interactions with other medications, food or alcohol, more
than a hundred and twenty five thousand people die annually, and two million
seven hundred thousand people are hospitalized each year from adverse drug
reactions. Even medications you have
taken for years can put you at risk in the future. To work a medication has to
be properly metabolized absorbed and utilized. How you will respond to
medication is as unique as your fingerprints. Words like most or average
don’t necessarily apply to you. No matter
the common side effects rated medications and no matter the average
statistics for encountering adverse drug reactions for a specific medication, you
may still have a dangerous or life-threatening reaction. Until now
there was no way of knowing which medication would work best for which
patient and at what dose. Personal
individual precision genetics will determine if the medication
will work at all, at a higher dose, at the normal dose, or if a much lower dose,
is best. Many physicians will recommend
medications that have worked well for their other patients not realizing that
for a particular patient the medication won’t work at all all only a test that
looks at how your genetics affects a medicine called pharmacogenetics can
forecast how you will be affected by hundreds of medications. With this test
you can know if a medicine will help you, do nothing for you, put your higher than
normal risk, or even kill you. The more
medications you take the greater the risk. Good news, today there’s a way you
can find out if you are at risk for your medications, this is done by getting a
simple pharmacogenetics or pharmacogenomics test called
PGX through a cheek swab much of the information for this video and blog is
taken from the website that offers this test. We have no
financial interest in this company, but believe in what they do. What I do want
you to know is that medications can be vital in many circumstances and may not
be able to be avoided so yeah if you have to rely on
medications at least be safe. I also know
that PEMFs do not carry any of the genetic risks of medications, and based
on my experience as an MD over 40 years PEMFs are much safer less potentially
toxic and can be as effective or even more effective than medications. in
addition, PEMFs can frequently actually help to heal or strengthen the tissues
that cause the health problems. Most
medications only control, but do not heal with appropriate with the appropriate
PEMFs device and appropriate selection and professional guidance you will get the
best result without the risk of harm or even death that can happen with
medications. For more advice about
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