It’s like being hit by a train that you not only didn’t see coming, but you didn’t spot the train tracks, either.
New research reveals that one of the LEADING causes of death in the world is something no one expected.
In fact, it doesn’t even make the top 10 list.
But this study finally exposes sepsis for the top killer it is. It shines a light on how this assassin has managed to hide in the stats without anyone noticing.
And today, I’m going to not only tell you WHAT sepsis is. I’m going to share the key to BEATING IT if it should ever strike you, your family, or a loved one.
The LEADING cause of death NO ONE saw coming
One in five deaths around the world now involves sepsis, according to a shocking new analysis.
Sepsis is when your body overreacts to an infection, sending immune chemicals surging through your blood. But your body’s attempt to protect you backfires.
Your blood vessels leak, the chemicals escape, and eventually, your organs are overwhelmed by them. This leads to organ failure, often in multiple organs at the same time.
Yet because sepsis often strikes when you’re already very sick, it’s rarely listed as the CAUSE of death. They give credit to the “original” problem, even though in many cases, the patient would’ve survived if sepsis hadn’t have come along.
And that’s how sepsis hides. It sneaks around in the stats between heart disease, cancer, diabetes, accidents, and infections. Lurking and flying below the radar.
It’s a little paperwork trick, I suspect at least in part. Because if you die of heart disease in a hospital, the hospital can say you had the heart disease when you came in.
But if you die of sepsis? Well, that shifts the focus to them because you didn’t have that infection when you arrived.
Novel new sepsis therapy could save lives
Many docs will tell you the ONLY thing to do with sepsis is to prescribe the meds and pray.
But those AREN’T the only options.
There’s a promising therapy that involves a combination of intravenous vitamin C, thiamine, and the steroid hydrocortisone.
In fact, one sepsis study led to astounding results. While 40 percent of the patients treated with “usual care” died, just 8.5 percent of the patients given the combo treatment plus usual care met their end.
But despite those stellar results, the therapy IS still being hotly debated. Especially since a second study found no real difference at all. And I’m sure more research is planned.
But what we CAN say is this. If you’re facing sepsis, there’s certainly no harm in talking to your doctors… or the doctors of a loved one… about trying the intravenous C therapy. And that’s especially true if they will be continuing the other standard treatments at the same time.
Sepsis is an urgent and often desperate situation. So it’s a good time to use every available weapon.