WHAT IS HEART DISEASE?
Heart disease refers to any disease that affects the heart of blood vessels. Ultimately, our goal is the prevent heart attacks, strokes and blood vessel disease. We do this by considering all of the contributing factors of heart disease.
The risk of certain diseases can be increased by various modifiable factors, like cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, exercise, diet, smoking and more. These are things we try guiding our patients on.
WHO SHOULD I SEE AT ABSOLUTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
Naturopaths and Physiotherapist can have specific roles in heart disease prevention and treatment.
Many of the modifiable risk factors (cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, exercise, diet etc) can be addressed by your naturopath.
Physiotherapists have special training in cardio-rehab for those patients who've suffered from stroke or heart attack in the past, and need to help regain certain deficits that may be had.
HOW WE COMMONLY TREAT HEART HEALTH
- Supplements (Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals): many natural compounds are effective in helping many factors involved in heart disease - from improving cholesterol profiles, blood pressure, stress management and more
- Dietary Recommendations: our diet plays a huge role in prevention of heart disease and treating any type of heart disease
- Lifestyle and Behavior Modification: the things we do everyday play the largest roles in heart disease risk - like exercise, stress management, diet and sleep
- Cardio Rehabilitation: our physios can help if you've suffered from any previous heart attacks or strokes and have any motor deficits, balance issues, breathing issues or ongoing issues from those previous events
Every person is different. Heart disease is a multi-factor issue, so every patient is treated individually.