On the Internet, a clearly ordered advertising article (interview) of one clinic, offering services for treatment for hepatitis, was sold. Depending on the place of publication, it changed slightly, but the basis remained the same. For example, here is what was published on the website of the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty, quotation:
“Among the viral hepatitis is the most cunning and dangerous hepatitis C. Doctors call him” affectionate killer “: the virus does not show itself for years, and when the patient seeks help, it is already too late. And yet, “with a competent approach, hepatitis C can be cured completely,” said Vladimir Markovsky, head of the therapeutic department at the Institute of Cybernetic Medicine.
Before I interview an expert, I wanted to get information, as they say, first-hand. In the clinic, a patient was treated, who was diagnosed with three hepatitis C, D and a rare type of TT. But it turned out he was late – he had already left.
“This is the result of our method of treatment,” Vladimir Borisovich later said. – After the 21-day course, all three viruses were absent in repeated blood tests. Now he is waiting for a three-month break and then supporting treatment. Here give me an example, when it would be possible to achieve such a result in almost a month!
- I can not give an example, I only know that the European Association for the Study of the liver recommends a course of at least 6 months.
- This is if you use their treatment regimen, which necessarily includes interferons, for example, modern pegylated interferon. And we do not use it. That is, we do not prohibit it, of course, but as an immunologist, I would not recommend it.
- And how do you do without interferon?
- Very simple! Interferons are cytokines, chemical mediators of inflammation that are excreted by various cells. All cytokines act locally, that is, only in the area of inflammation. They not only destroy viruses, but also regulate the relationships between various participants in the inflammatory process. But the action is local. And when we inject interferon into the bloodstream – it’s huge doses, millions of units, – there are systemic manifestations.
- Systemic manifestations: unpleasant influenza-like phenomena, disturbance of bone marrow hematopoiesis, more often it is leukopenia – a decrease in the number of leukocytes. By itself, leukopenia is already a manifestation of immune deficiency. When the numbers of white blood cells fall to a critical level, you have to interrupt treatment.
- In addition, 30% of patients have various mental disorders – depressive conditions that require additional treatment. And interferon in the body produces antibodies, and after a while the dose becomes ineffective – it is necessary to increase it, and this leads to an increase in side effects.
- In addition, different types of viruses – genotypes – respond differently to interferon, there are genotypes (say 1b) that are not sensitive to the doses of interferon used. After all, there are 6 genotypes, and 100 different subtypes. And depending on the genotype, interferon treatment can be ineffective. We inject this drug from the outside, and our own immunity in this situation works less, because the introduction of interferon causes a reaction from other participants in the immune system.
- There are a lot of inflammatory mediators. We do not know all the subtleties of their interaction, we do not know where we are interfering, introducing cytokines from the outside, and especially interferon. Immunity with hepatitis C is always in a state of tension, the body is fighting the virus. And interferon is a whip that spurs the immune system. It’s like a horse: if you constantly urge her, she exhales and falls. The same happens with the immune system. Therefore, the use of interferon, from the point of view of immunology, is not legal.
- It turns out that the consequences of treatment are even harder than the disease itself?
- This is a very crude method, a forced measure, because they do not know the other way. Interferon treatment is expensive, has many side effects and is not always effective. We have nothing like this happening! We use another method of treatment and a unique drug that is both an inducer of interferon, an immunomodulator. It regulates the synthesis of glycoproteins. This is the structural unit of the cell membrane and receptors that are responsible for the functioning of the cell, its purpose.
We introduce a drug that is contained in any living cell, it stimulates its function and activates immune cells. Thus, it stimulates the factors of both specific and nonspecific immunity. The drug has its own, very powerful and diverse antiviral effect. In addition, by stimulating the production of very important intracellular components, it is also a biological stimulant. This is very important, because the use of immunomodulators in a patient with chronic intoxication is simply useless, detoxification must be carried out. And here all these actions have one drug, which is also a detoxifier.