The Antibiotic Minocycline May Help Diabetic Stroke Victims
The antibiotic Minocycline has been around for several years it is used to treat all sorts of bacterial infections such as strep throat, infected teeth and ears, and numerous of types of infections.
A quote directly from Dr. Adviye Ergul who has been studying the effects of the antibiotic minocycline on lab rats made the following discovery. “The bad vascular remodeling that occurs in diabetes results from elevated glucose activating matrix metalloproteinases or MMPs. They break down things and allow for cells to move so blood vessels change shape. They also destroy the basement membrane of blood vessels, allowing the destructive bleeding that often follows a diabetic stroke. On the good side, MMPs help clean up damage to enable repair and recovery.”
How Minocycline May Help
By taking, a daily dose of minocycline a diabetic not only decreases their chances of having a stroke but also in the event that they do have a stroke the antibiotic which as proven to help heal stoke patients almost completely in some cases may decrease the amount of damage caused by a stroke. There are currently several different studies going on using minocycline around the country. This discovery has several scientists and researchers scrambling to find more evidence and set into motion the use of minocycline to help prevent strokes and help heal injuries caused by a stoke in diabetic individuals.