Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. The good news is that there are many preventative measures that can be taken to avoid adding yourself to this statistic.
Cardiovascular disease occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries; this is called atherosclerosis. If a clot forms, then the blood flow through an artery can get blocked and cause a heart attack or stroke. This results in the death of heart or brain cells and is an emergency that needs to be treated immediately to limit the damage as much as possible.
There are many contributing factors to cardiovascular disease, including:
- Cholesterol Levels (including the ratio of “good” and “bad” cholesterol)
- High Blood Pressure
- Elevated CRP-hs (inflammation in the CV system)
- Elevated Homocysteine
At Living Wellness Medical Center, the naturopathic doctors take a very comprehensive approach and look at all possible factors that may influence your cardiovascular health. We do a thorough review of health history, family history, diet, and lifestyle to evaluate the most appropriate lab testing and treatments for you.
Our treatments may include herbs and supplements to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, CRP-hs, and Homocysteine levels. We also create a specific diet and lifestyle plans designed to reduce your cardiovascular risk and support your body for optimal health.