Cardiovascular disease describes a number of conditions that impact your heart and its associated functions. As the leading cause of death in the U.S., cardiovascular disease includes coronary artery disease and vascular (blood vessel) disease. Reversing the effects of cardiovascular disease involves rigorous diagnosis, treatment options and lifestyle changes.
The aim of reversing cardiovascular disease is to identify risk factors and take steps to make lifestyle changes that increase positive outcomes for patients. Failure to address the impact of cardiovascular disease may result in the progression of coronary artery disease, increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Cardiovascular Disease & Lifestyle
Medications and treatment options are available for many conditions associated with cardiovascular disease; however, lifestyle changes are preferred. Fatty substances, including cholesterol and triglycerides can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular disease. Reducing the presence of these substances in the body can reverse the effects of cardiovascular disease and related conditions.
At Internal Medicine Diagnostic Center, we will work with you to establish risk factors and manage goals for reversing cardiovascular disease in the early stages. Each patient’s needs are different, so it is important to book an appointment with a doctor at our Magnolia or Houston, Texas, clinics. You may face significant challenges in changing your lifestyle, such as quitting smoking and adopting a modified diet.
Having primary care professionals by your side, who understand cardiovascular disease and the obstacles you are likely to face, is essential. Reach out to Internal Medicine Diagnostic Center today to find out more about how we can help you reverse this life threatening condition.