Arroyo suffering from dehydrationBy Leila B. Salaverria
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Now it’s severe dehydration that former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is suffering from.
Arroyo on Thursday disclosed in her official Twitter account, that she has been in and out of medical facilities because of severe dehydration, which at least one alternative medicine practitioner believes may have led to her spinal problems.
“I keep entering the hospital and having intravenous dextrose due to my severe dehydration,” Arroyo said.
“A naturalist practitioner even attributed my recurring spinal problems to this severe dehydration,” she added.
To address the problem, she said she has taken up the “naturalist practice” of drinking tap water with non-iodized natural sea salt.
Arroyo last week disclosed that she has been undergoing stem cell therapy. She said her treatment involves cultured stem cells, which she said is “much more modest in price than the one coming from sheep or one’s own body.”
A close friend and ally, Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez, earlier confirmed that the former President has been started on stem cell therapy.
According to Suarez, Arroyo had told him that the stem cells being used in her therapy did not come from lamb placenta. She also said her therapy was the cheaper form of stem cell treatment.
Stem cell therapy is a strategy for treating illnesses and reversing ageing involving the introduction of new stem cells into damaged tissue in order stimulate the regeneration of cells.
Arroyo’s spokesperson, Elena Bautista Horn, earlier confirmed that the former President herself updates her Twitter account.
Arroyo is suffering from cervical spondylosis, a degenerative disease of the bones and cartilage of the neck. She had three surgeries at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in 2011. She was again hospitalized last month after choking on a piece of melon, which her doctor explained was caused by the shifting of the titanium brace implanted on Arroyo’s neck which wasblocking her air and food pathways.
The former President is undergoing a thrice weekly therapy at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center. She has also been reportedly consulting with alternative medicine practitioners.