Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease

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Heart DiseaseHolistic treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease in Brooklyn, NY

Cardiovascular diseases, or disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels, are the number one cause of death worldwide. While certain factors like genetics play a role, deaths caused by heart disease are largely preventable. The NY Center for Integrative Medicine in Brooklyn can help you to understand your cardiovascular risk and prevent long-term concerns.

What causes cardiovascular disease?

There are many risk factors associated with heart disease, all of which must be determined on a case by case basis. Among the list of risk factors are:

  • Cholesterol Imbalance
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
  • Stress
  • Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
  • Essential Nutrient Deficiencies
  • Genetics

How a personalized plan from NYCIM can help

Exercise, health-promoting nutrition, and other lifestyle changes can play an important role in long-term heart health. Just the same, certain habits such as excessive alcohol intake and tobacco use can contribute to issues that lead to heart disease. Our team can help you design a personalized plan to optimize your choices and improve your habits.

Heart disease prevention is about finding a healthy diet and lifestyle specific to your unique needs and body composition. Personalized approaches are essential. For example, it’s common practice for doctors to recommend blood pressure medication and a low salt diet to their patients with high blood pressure. However, a salty diet doesn’t affect everyone’s blood pressure, and while medication can help reduce stress on your heart in the short term, it doesn’t address the root cause of your issues.

Our approach is to learn as much as we can about your individual case to unlock the underlying issues that may lead to heart disease. Comprehensive blood work, functional medicine testing (including our Cardio-ANS device (link), and DNA screening can show us the whole picture so we can develop treatments and therapies and recommend key lifestyle changes that will get your heart health back on track.

Therapies might include lifestyle recommendations, IV therapy, mind-body medicine, botanical medicine and much more. Contact our office in Brooklyn, NY, to learn more about how our team can help with cardiovascular disease and other health issues.