Address cardiovascular disease before it becomes a serious problem
Heart disease, medically known as cardiovascular disease, is a condition that has become the number one cause of death worldwide. Certain factors, such as genetics, can play a role in the development of heart disease, though most cases–and deaths–are preventable. At the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine in Stamford, Connecticut, Drs Robert Kachko, Paul Epstein, and Veena Verma-Dzik can help you better understand your risk for cardiovascular problems and assist in the prevention of long-term conditions.
What causes cardiovascular disease
A variety of risks can contribute to heart disease, and many of them can be determined on a case-by-case basis with our patients. Some of the risk factors that may increase one’s chances of developing heart disease include:
- Chronic stress
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Diabetes/insulin resistance
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Imbalanced cholesterol
- Inflammation and oxidative stress
How our team can help you develop a personalized plan for your heart health
At our practice, our approach is to learn as much as possible about your overall health to unlock the mystery of any underlying medical disorders that might have led to the condition and evaluate your unique needs to get your heart health back on track!
First, we will evaluate you to learn more about your lifestyle and habits that might contribute to heart disease or other health concerns, including tobacco use or excessive alcohol intake. We will screen with various diagnostic tools, including DNA screenings and comprehensive blood work. Once we have the whole picture of your overall health, we can make treatment recommendations, which may include mind-body medicine, IV therapies, lifestyle changes, and botanical medicines.
Schedule a visit with our team!
Stamford, CT, area individuals interested in learning more about cardiovascular health and wellness are welcome to talk to our medical team at the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine. If you live in or around the cities of Darien, Greenwich, Wilton, Bedford, and Fairfield, we encourage you to book an appointment at our office to discuss your needs. Call (866) 320-6402 to request a visit with our team at 1200 High Ridge Road, Floor 2.
How to address cardiovascular and metabolic health?
How do you address cardiovascular and metabolic health at NYCIM?
Hi, this is Dr. Kachko from the New York Center for Integrative Medicine. I am here to talk to you about how we address cardiovascular and metabolic health.
To do so in a truly comprehensive and holistic way, we must first understand the root cause of people’s risk and dysfunction. Then we can create a personalized lifestyle and a medical plan for each patient.
What are the methods used to assess cardiovascular and metabolic health?
To comprehensively assess, we use a combination of bloodwork, functional medicine testing, new cutting-edge devices to understand your individual cardiovascular and metabolic risk.
What areas are evaluated through bloodwork and other methods?
We take an in-depth look at things like lipids, inflammatory markers, blood sugar, and insulin resistance from bloodwork—also, any deficiencies in essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and fats.
One of the cutting-edge devices used in our clinic is called the Cardio ANS (Autonomic Nervous System Testing). This device allows us to look at the health of your blood vessels’ and nervous system and any inflammation on the periphery in your blood vessels.
What are the changes recommended after such an analysis?
When we begin to address these factors, we prescribe a combination of lifestyle medicine. That might include personalized recommendations for diet and exercise and mind-body medicine techniques, given the role of stress on cardiovascular and health-related outcomes.
We might also prescribe some targeted, personalized IV nutrient therapy. This is to give your body what it needs, and higher doses can be achieved through oral medications or supplements.
Finally, we will prescribe personalized nutrients, botanicals, and sometimes pharmaceutical medications to help support your physiology and biochemistry to reduce your risk and get you feeling well in a long-term sustainable way.