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Cardiovascular Health Specialist

BioLounge

Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine located in Portland, OR

You probably already know that heart health is important, but did you know that you have more control than your genetics do? At BioLounge in Portland, Oregon, the skilled team offers comprehensive testing as well as longevity medicine, hormone restoration, intravenous (IV) therapy, and biohacking to help you reach and maintain peak cardiovascular health for the rest of your life. Book an appointment online, or call the office for help now.

Cardiovascular Health Q & A

What are the symptoms of poor cardiovascular health?

If you suffer from heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, your symptoms can vary with the specific kind of disease. Some potential indicators of poor cardiovascular health include:

  • Chest pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Pain, numbness, weakness, or cold feeling in your limbs
  • Dizziness
  • Chest fluttering
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Leg, ankle, and foot swelling
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Growing tired very quickly when exercising

Your cardiovascular health plays a major role in your bodywide health, so you often notice whole-body symptoms when suffering from heart disease or other cardiovascular problems. 

Because your heart health affects your entire body, it makes sense to improve your cardiovascular health by correcting problems at their source for whole-body benefit. That’s exactly the approach that the functional medicine specialists at BioLounge take. They correct health deficiencies at their source, so your whole body can heal naturally.

If you suspect cardiovascular problems, schedule an appointment at BioLounge for detailed diagnostics as soon as possible.

What kind of testing do I need to check my heart health?

At BioLounge, the skilled team uses comprehensive testing to determine your personal needs. Typical tests include genetic testing, glucose monitoring, blood tests, urinalysis, and stool testing. These tests help your providers to craft a heart health plan that prevents illness and even reverses disease.

How can functional medicine help with cardiovascular health?

The traditional medicine approach is usually to wait for symptoms to appear and then treat the individual problems associated with heart disease, such as high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure. Often, this means taking medication for all of these things. Unfortunately, the root problem remains with this approach.

Functional medicine focuses on identifying the root cause of all of these problems and treating the cardiovascular problem by making smart nutritional and lifestyle changes. Ideally, this allows you to prevent heart health problems before they can even take hold. 

These changes can have a profound effect on cardiovascular health, even if you already have heart disease. Some of the benefits of better nutrition and other functional medicine changes can include:

  • Reduced bodywide inflammation
  • Lessening of plaque inside your arteries
  • More energy
  • Fewer heart health problems in the future

For some nutritional deficiencies, dietary changes alone may not be enough to get back to good heart health. That’s where pharmaceutical and nutraceutical supplements come in to fill in the gaps and supercharge your heart health.

Call BioLounge, or click the online appointment scheduler to learn how to improve heart health the natural way now.

*Individual results may vary.