Heart health focuses on knowing your risk for heart diseases such as enlargement of the heart, stroke and heart attack. Most people think cardiac risk assessment involves just monitoring cholesterol numbers, but there is more that can be done to assess your cardiac risk. At Oasis Integrative Medicine we know all about heart health and the many ways to evaluate your risks and provide you with a treatment plan that goes beyond medications.
The Four Parts of Heart Disease Testing
Lipids are comprised of different types of cholesterol and fats that are needed to help your body function. The sizes and types of these lipids play a role in your risk for heart disease.
Inflammation does not only affect your joints- it can also affect your arteries. Inflammation damages the lining of the artery wall which can lead to the formation of blockages and a heart attack or stroke
Diabetes which includes insulin resistance can lead to heart disease. The excess sugar in the blood over time damages the artery wall increasing your risk for heart attack or stroke.
Your genes can determine how your body responds to medications, nutrition and lifestyle changes. This information allows for the creation of a customized plan of care to help decrease your risk of heart disease.
Why not consider all the factors?
1 in 4 deaths in the United States results from heart disease.
For most people heart disease is preventable and reversible.
Comprehensive lab testing can help you take action, decrease your risk and improve your heart health.