Managing Cardiovascular Health & Cholesterol
For Americans, our heart is the biggest risk to our health. One in four people die of heart-related health complications. As health care providers, we know that many of these deaths can be prevented. Heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, arrhythmia, cholesterol abnormalities, & heart valve problems are some of the common cardiovascular issues that are critical to prevent and treat.
Myths About Cardiovascular Health
While heart issues typically arise later in life, the American Heart Association (AHA) states that how you live now affects your risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. The AHA also points out that not all symptoms of heart conditions are obvious & that the only real way to know is to regularly check with your health care provider. While many factors affect your risk for heart disease, diet & exercise are the most common prevention methods available. For more myths about Cardiovascular Disease, visit the American Heart Association Article.
Cardiovascular Prevention with Vibrant Health
At Vibrant Health we are aggressive about optimizing your cardiovascular health. We regularly monitor your basic cholesterol levels, as well as offer additional measures such as advanced lipoprofile panels that more thoroughly analyze particle size, particle number, inflammation, and even genetic risk factors. We also offer carotid ultrasounds in our office which screen for artery plaque and other risk factors for stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular disease. With diet and lifestyle changes, supplements, and sometimes medications, these risks can be significantly improved.
If you’d like to assess your Cardiovascular Health or Cholesterol, schedule a consultation with our specialists today!