Various conditions that reduce oxygen and nutrients delivered to the vital organs can be the cause of heart disease. If the veins, arteries, or muscle structure of the heart become weak, it can no longer function at optimal level. This can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Early diagnosis of diseases like hypothyroidism, diabetes, hormonal imbalance or high cholesterol can help to prevent heart disease. In compounding pharmacy, a number of safe and proven solutions are available to address these conditions, which can contribute to the prevention of heart disease.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides a comprehensive range of compounding treatments, including those for a healthy heart. AIP provides treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and from the east coast all the way to the west coast.
Correct Hormonal Balance
One of the key factors in the development of heart disease is hormone imbalance. A number of research studies have shown that reduced levels of testosterone can be directly responsible in the development of heart disease. As a result, statistically, men are at a higher risk of heart disease than women. Low testosterone and estrogen levels in women also have a direct effect on the heart.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in integrative pharmacy is a successful way to improve the hormonal balance. Bioidentical hormones are closer to natural hormones as compared to synthetic hormones. Therefore, results can be more effective and sustainable with BHRT.
Thyroid and Insulin Levels
The thyroid plays an important role in heart function. Patients with hypothyroidism will have too little of the thyroid hormone. This may lead to the heart beating too slowly or irregularly. In this condition, the tissue and organs will not receive sufficient oxygen and nutrients.
Lack of insulin production or the reduced ability to process it can cause diabetes, which also contributes to the risk of heart disease. High cholesterol levels and fluctuations in blood pressure can result in clogging of the arteries and eventually impact the functioning of the heart.
Compounding pharmacy treatments can address the unhealthy thyroid and insulin levels, and thereby help to prevent the incidence of heart disease.
Heart Disease Diagnosis
Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can prevent the occurrence of heart disease. The treatment provider should check the contributing factors that may lead to a poor heart condition. Hormonal imbalances, thyroid imbalances, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels are common factors in this disease.
If a stroke or a heart attack is suspected, it can be confirmed by several tests, such as an EKG (electrocardiogram), blood tests to measure cardiac enzyme levels, echocardiography, and cardiac catheterization.
Steps in Prevention
An individual can do a few things to help prevent heart disease. These include:
- Eat healthy (focus on fruits and vegetables)
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Do not smoke
- Eat healthy fat in your diet
- Monitor your blood pressure regularly
AIP provides both traditional and modern compounding treatments, including online prescription refills, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and all across the US.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.