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Simple but efficient home medicine: Maintenance of physical and mental capabilities to prolong self subsistance at higher age

Günter Valet

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The maintenance of normal body functionality at increasing age becomes more and more important for the continuation of self determined life. This is only possible with largely conserved physical and mental capabilities and does not primarily aim at life prolongation. Many measures are recommend in this respect, but the advisors have, in contrast to the evidence presented here, typically not experienced the effects of their recommendations themselves. Recommendations from controlled multicenter studies as an alternative, concern usually the infuence of single parameters and not of parameter bundles as in the own case.

The author and his wife live since 1995 along the way subsequently described. If a single person lives in this way, the result may be explained as predisposition, in case of two genetically different individuals it is more likely that the way of living influences the resulting physical and mental conditions. The combination of several altogether simple measures (bundle of measures) results in surprisingly positive longterm results concerning mental vigour, intact musculoskeletal system, intact vision and hearing, no diabetes, blood pressure systolic 130-135 and diastolic 70-75mmHg. The comparatively low systolic values may indicate low capillary atherosclerosis.

Similar to the analysis of complex data in medicine where only data patterns but not single parameters permit individualized outcome predictions for patients, the maintenance of individual self subsistance at higher age requires longterm patterns or bundles of measures while single measures are insufficient.

Gradual protein depletion: Decreasing food consumption at diminished amino acid resorption in the guts cause a gradual loss of muscular mass. The resulting physical weakness causes an increased risk of injury like broken arms or hips. The regular taking of essential amino acids represents an effective counter measure.

Respiratiry infections with Influneza or Corona Viruses are increasingly dangerous at higher age, causing severe immediate (lung) or late consequences like long Covid. Disease outbreak can be efficiently cut by salicylate (Aspirin 3x400mg in 12h intervals) and 500ml hot beverages every 8h during the incubation period, characterized by unexplainable fatigue, beginning catarrhalic symptoms and body temperatures between 37.3-37.9C. Beyond 38C the disease has broken out and the described measures are no mre effective.

Dermatophytosis may be very nasty, especially when therapy resistant as observed with recently increasing frequency. The time controlled application of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution (H2O2) in combination with antimycotic therapy can cure affections like Tinea corporis by trichophyton fungal strains by gradual oxidative elimination of fungal spores.

Skin tumors may originate in longtime ultraviolett (UV) irradiated facial skin that is preferntially at higher age. They are frequently either slow and painfree growing squamous cell carcionomas or fast develöping and painful keratoacanthomas Both kind of tumors are usually surgicaly removed. Squamous cell carcinomas of the skin metastasize rarely, keratoacanthomas do typically not metastasize. They show a tendency for self involution with significant scars. Keratoacanthomas may double initially their size within a few days. Considering long waiting times in the public health system for first presentation, followed by biopsy excision, waiting for results and getting a second opinion may take several weeks. The tumor may then measure already between 1-2cm in diameter at surgical removal with borders 4-5mm in the surrounding healthy tissue, causing significant scars and reconstitution problems like in case of affected ears, nose or eye lids.

Further tumors may emerge in other areas of UV damaged skin with time. As an early measure, painful localized swellings are treated as fast as possible with an antibiotic ointment. At no effect, the swelling is of non infectious nature and represents in the absence of pus, very likely another keratoacanthoma in case of a previous history of keratoacanthomas. It is removed by thermal coagulation during days 4-6 after appearence of pain to keep the tumor size small. The small wound (5-6mm) heals in the author's experience without scars.

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