ANS (Autonomic Nervous System Testing)
Cardio - Autonomic Nervous System testing in Brooklyn, NY
The health and function of your cardiovascular and nervous system is vital to nearly every process occurring in the body. We rely on our heart and blood vessels to supply our bodies with the essential building blocks of life, and imbalances in this system may result in chronic health conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes just to name a few.
The cardiovascular system is in constant communication with a part of the nervous system called the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). Your autonomic nervous system controls body functions that are not under conscious control. Think of it like your body’s autopilot. It controls your breathing, digestion, and heart rate among other things. Even though we do not have to think about these functions, each one of them is vital and can cause serious issues if they are not working properly.
The NY Center for Integrative Medicine in Brooklyn uses autonomic nervous system testing to assess and treat a variety of conditions.
When to get tested
One of our doctors may recommend a Cardio-ANS evaluation when they want to assess your risk of several chronic diseases. This assessment is also useful to track responses to treatment plans and ensure your long-term health is optimized.
Some symptoms that may be particularly useful to assess with this device include unexplained dizziness, fatigue, and abnormal sweating. Additionally, we may test patients who regularly experience a rapid heart rate, fluctuating blood pressure, shortness of breath, or frequent tingling in the extremities.
During the Cardio-ANS procedure, you will be asked to lie still or perform a series of simple tasks. The entire procedure is painless and can be completed in as little as 15 minutes.
Contact the NY Center for Integrative Medicine today at (718) 866-3695 to schedule an appointment and learn more about our holistic approach to your mental and physical well-being.
How to address cardiovascular and metabolic health? - Dr. Robert Kachko
How do you address cardiovascular and metabolic health at NYCIM?
Hi, this is Dr. Kachko from the New York Center for Integrative Medicine. I am here to talk to you about how we address cardiovascular and metabolic health.
To do so in a truly comprehensive and holistic way, we must first understand the root cause of people’s risk and dysfunction. Then we can create a personalized lifestyle and a medical plan for each patient.
What are the methods used to assess cardiovascular and metabolic health?
To comprehensively assess, we use a combination of bloodwork, functional medicine testing, new cutting-edge devices to understand your individual cardiovascular and metabolic risk.
What areas are evaluated through bloodwork and other methods?
We take an in-depth look at things like lipids, inflammatory markers, blood sugar, and insulin resistance from bloodwork—also, any deficiencies in essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and fats.
One of the cutting-edge devices used in our clinic is called the Cardio ANS (Autonomic Nervous System Testing). This device allows us to look at the health of your blood vessels’ and nervous system and any inflammation on the periphery in your blood vessels.
What are the changes recommended after such an analysis?
When we begin to address these factors, we prescribe a combination of lifestyle medicine. That might include personalized recommendations for diet and exercise and mind-body medicine techniques, given the role of stress on cardiovascular and health-related outcomes.
We might also prescribe some targeted, personalized IV nutrient therapy. This is to give your body what it needs, and higher doses can be achieved through oral medications or supplements.
Finally, we will prescribe personalized nutrients, botanicals, and sometimes pharmaceutical medications to help support your physiology and biochemistry to reduce your risk and get you feeling well in a long-term sustainable way.