Rusty491 said[quote]Rusty491 : I am familiar with the standard of care in japan. Although they utilize some natural approaches. For the most part Nephrology is evidence based and nearly identical to the United States practice. Albeit they have a completely different population base. And a different attitude towards medicine in general. ALWAYS
trust a doctor. We all know that pharmaceuticals work, but they do come with side effects. I always, always tell my clients to talk to their doctors about the supplements I suggest, and nothing I say can ever be taken as a substitute for pharmaceuticals. It is my opinion, however, that drugs with irritating or potentially dangerous side effects should not be used unless they are necessary for good health. In most cases, they absolutely are, but I have worked with people every day who were able to avoid taking drugs. Notice I say "avoid" and not "stop". If a doctor has told a client to take a drug, then that's exactly what they should do. If a doctor tells them they need to make some changes in lifestyle and diet to avoid getting on a drug, that's where I step in to help.
Also, since you mention evidence-based medicine, here are some studies: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/009829979490037Xhttp://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/421432_1
Just saying, it isn't as powerful as a drug, but it's clinically proven to support healthy blood pressure, it has no side effects, and it's worth a try.
There is 0 mortality data, we have 30 years of experience with current medications.
If one wants to "chance it" that is fine.
Studies are a DIME a dozen, but " a cohort of 46 men and 37 women with isolated systolic hypertension." is a small isolated study. typical hypertension trials have 1000's
This study for the obvious reason did not put Coq10 against the standard medications because likely it would be unethical and stopped. And it applies to a very small group.
thing a MD have to think about what does 50 years of Coq10 high dose do to someone? we have no clue. All things to consider.