updated May 2009
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle where the muscle itself is abnormal. It is rather randomly divided into HOCM and COCM, i.e. hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and congestive obstructive cardiomyopathy, but this division is meaningless for treatment. Doctors in this country do not look for causes of cardiomyopathy, but in China, for example, cardiomyopathy is often a result of KESHAN disease caused by selenium deficiency. The selenim deficiency results in low levels of glutathione peroxidase and therefore very poor antioxidant status.
Cardiomyopathy is likely to result from:
- CFS - The Central Cause: Mitochondrial Failure
- poor Antioxidants status.
- Toxic stress - for more information please refer to section on Toxic Problems: Pollution and Poisonings in this website.
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