Bioidentical Hormone Specialists & Functional Medicine located in Golden, CO
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or you want to act now to prevent future problems, the expert help you need is available at Remedi Health. Paul Battle, PA-C, has extensive experience screening your risk factors, providing ongoing care for existing cardiovascular disease, and developing individualized treatments that protect your health. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices in Golden, Colorado.
Cardiovascular Disease Q & A
What are the different types of cardiovascular disease?
Cardiovascular disease refers to all problems that affect your heart and blood vessels. That’s a large group of conditions, so these are only a few examples:
Diseases in your arteries and veins include:
- Peripheral artery disease
- Varicose veins
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Pulmonary embolism
- Portal hypertension
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Heart conditions include:
- Heart valve disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD) caused by atherosclerosis (the buildup of cholesterol plaques in your arteries) is the most common type of cardiovascular disease. CAD is responsible for heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease.
Can I prevent cardiovascular disease?
Yes, you can prevent most types of cardiovascular disease by identifying your risk factors and taking steps to lower your risk.
These are the major factors that boost your chance of developing cardiovascular disease:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Overweight and obesity
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Unhealthy diet
Although most patients are aware that high cholesterol and high blood pressure contribute to cardiovascular disease, many don’t realize that smoking is a significant risk factor because it damages your heart and blood vessels. Smokers have twice the risk of having a heart attack compared with nonsmokers.
What cardiovascular care services might I receive?
At Remedi Health you can count on the support, guidance, and treatments you need to prevent cardiovascular disease. They also provide ongoing care following a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, a heart attack, or after surgical treatment.
The first step is to work with Paul to identify your risk factors, diagnose underlying health problems, and run advanced testing. For example, you may receive a full blood panel, biochemical analysis of your hormone levels, and testing to determine intracellular micronutrient levels.
Paul also talks to you about lifestyle concerns. It’s important to be open about your diet, exercise habits, alcohol and drug consumption, and stress levels so he can create an effective and customized treatment plan.
In addition to stopping smoking, losing weight (if needed) is essential for lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease. Paul helps you create a healthy eating plan that restricts calories and includes nutrient-rich foods. He can also suggest ways to find an activity you’ll enjoy so you’re more likely to stick with an exercise plan.
To get a cardiovascular risk assessment and guidance for ongoing heart health, call Remedi Health to schedule an appointment.