In the United States, the leading cause of death for men and women alike is, you guessed it, heart disease. It’s estimated that there’s one heart disease-related death every 34 seconds in America. That’s nearly 700,000 people in a single year or approximately 1 in 5 deaths.
Far too often, those devastating losses could have been prevented with the appropriate intervention. Lethal heart attacks and strokes rarely occur out of the blue. They are almost always the result of long-standing underlying conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic inflammation, and atherosclerosis.
The good news, though, is that you are not powerless. There are many things that you can do to help heal a damaged heart. The key is to understand your heart health status and then begin making consistent, substantive changes to get you–and your heart–from where you are to where you want to be.
The Importance of Screening
There are many ways to ascertain the state of your heart. Advanced tests such as echocardiography, electrocardiograms (EKG), and cardiac stress testing are generally used for those suspected of having symptomatic cardiovascular disease. However, if you are not actively having symptoms of heart disease, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting, or swelling in the feet and abdomen, then you can probably get a good heart health profile from a simple blood test. A comprehensive blood panel that includes cholesterol and C-reactive protein screenings can give you a good idea of the overall condition of your cardiovascular system.
The Role of Supplementation
If you’re concerned about improving cardiovascular health, supplementation can be an ideal way to show your heart a little love. For example, there are a host of natural solutions to help reduce cholesterol, including CoQ10, citrus bergamot, and coratin (red yeast rice extract).
How Prime Wellness Can Help
Whether you are already experiencing the risk factors of heart disease, including hypertension and high cholesterol, or you want to practice prevention, Prime Wellness can help. The integrative health specialists at Prime Wellness offer advanced services to promote your long-term heart health. We offer on-site blood testing to monitor cardiac biomarkers, inflammation levels, and total cholesterol panels.
Based on your results, our team can define the heart health treatment plan that is right for you. This may range from herbal supplementation to pharmaceutical therapies. Contact the caring professionals at Prime Wellness today to discuss how we can help you give your heart a little TLC this Valentine’s Day and beyond!
Cholesterol Blood Tests
Consult to reduce cholesterol naturally, test your heart markers with advanced cholesterol screening panels.
We provide patients with the most extensive blood testing to date. Our highly comprehensive cholesterol test allows us to see the quality of your cholesterol. It is a test you have likely never done before.
We're able to identify the size, stickiness, and oxidation level of your cholesterol - a panel that your regular MD does not test for.
Through our preventative approach to health and wellness, we keep you At Your Prime. If you have any concerns or questions about your heart health, you should take this test.
This test can be completed independently or with other tests.
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