A.R. is a 9-year-old male with an eight year history of Acute Bronchial Asthma. Prior to using Immuno-gizer, he had on average two asthmatic attacks per month, one of which was assessed as severe and required abstention from school for an average of 2 to 3 days each month, in order to get appropriate treatment. Usual treatment included nebulization with Ventolin and Atrovent plus injectable and oral steroids.
Between attacks he was maintained on a daily oral antihistamine (Singulair) and an inhaled steroid with bronchodilator (Seretide). Attacks were aggravated by swimming and respiratory tract infections. After starting Immuno-gizer in March 2004, taking on average, half teaspoon 2 to 3 times daily with meals, the frequency and severity of attacks were significantly reduced to an average of 1 attack every 4 months.
These attacks were assessed as mild and did not require nebulizations, injectable steroids or oral steroids and subsided with bronchodilator only. There was no need for abstention from school. His asthmatic attacks also, were no longer precipitated by swimming.
O.R. is a 45-year-old male patient with a five year history of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The condition was associated with pain in the small joints of the hands, the elbows, neck, back, knees and ankles. These pains were aggravated by a cool environment. Initially, pains were controlled by NSAIDs (Cataflam) but worsened considerably over the duration of the illness, requiring various combinations of treatment. These medications included Azathioprine, Methotrexate, Arava, Plaquenil and Prednisone. Prior to starting Immuno-gizer he was maintained on:
- Plaquenil 200mg twice daily
- Arava 20mg once daily
- Cataflam 50mg three times daily
- Prednisone 10mg once daily
The patient was advised to start Tissue Necrosis Factor Inhibitor to improve control of condition.
Immuno-gizer supplementation was started in February 2004, using 1 tsp. twice daily with meals. His condition improved over the next thirty days and medication was reduced to Cataflam 50mg three times daily when necessary. His condition continues to be satisfactory.