These are the Factors Leading to Heart Disease

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Cardiac disease is not the only thing that results from plaque formation

There are many factors that affect the development of cardiac disease, including:

  • Obesity
  • Adult onset Diabetes
  • Low thyroid
  • Lack of exercise
  • Inflammation
  • Smoking
  • Drinking
  • Low T
  • Menopause
  • Insulin resistance
  • Heredity

In my practice I begin by normalizing the factors I can with lifestyle changes and a healthy diet, as well as necessary supplements, to augment nutritional needs.  Treating AODM, Obesity, inadequate thyroid, low T and Low E2 are also necessary to keep heart disease from developing.

Cardiac disease is not the only thing that results from plaque formation.  ED is the first sign of narrowing of the arteries, and then high blood pressure, poor cognition, stroke, poor circulation to the legs, and then heart damage from heart attacks.  Not a good way to spend the golden years.

My advice is to find out if you really need a statin.  If you already have plaque or heart disease, stroke or other vascular compromise you do need a statin!  If you don’t have any of these pre-existing conditions, then you should get a Cardiac Calcium Scan for about $99.  It will tell you for sure whether you need a statin and lifestyle changes along with hormone replacement and treatment of blood pressure and blood sugar.  Other wise you may be treating something you don’t have, and causing other diseases, by using a statin.  You should avoid taking a drug you don’t need. Avoid taking a drug you think is protecting you so you and thereby avoid cleaning up the rest of your life.  It is absolutely necessary that you have a test that can diagnose vascular plaque and doesn’t just treat cholesterol.

We seek to avoid or reduce obesity, we want to avoid using statins when they are not critically necessary, we want to help you avoid heart conditions and live longer and more healthy lives.

This Health cast was written and presented by Dr. Kathy Maupin, M.D., Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Expert and Author, with Brett Newcomb, MA., LPC., Family Counselor, Presenter and Author.

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