February is Heart Health Month. To help protect your well-being, some alarming facts about heart health that you should know:
• Heart disease is the #1 killer for women and men, and more deaths occur from heart problems than from all cancers combined
• Heart disease kills one woman every minute
• Only 1 in 5 women believe heart disease is her greatest health threat
At The Guyer Institute, we can help find out how your heart health is doing and recommend steps to make your cardiac health better.
“For years, heart disease or heart attacks seem to be associated in the public consciousness with men, for the most part,” said Dale Guyer, M.D., founder of the institute.
But it is very much a threat to women, particularly as they get older. We’re position to help you reduce the risks and give your heart health the attention it deserves.”
At the Guyer Institute, first we run a battery of standard but important lab tests for indicators of heart problems. Cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.
But we can go further to assess how your heart health and circulation are doing, and let the evidence tell us how to respond.
Sometimes the signs pointing to a cardiovascular problem are hereditary; sometimes due to lifestyle. We can help determine the root issues.
Our team can test and monitor patients for elevated readings of:
> CRP – C-reactive protein. Your levels can reveal when something in your system is inflamed. Certain inflammation can lead to a heart health occurrence.
> Fibrinogen – A protein produced by the liver. It plays a role in the development of atherosclerotic plaque. Fibrinogen can also cause acute blood clots
> Homocysteine – An amino acid and breakdown product of protein metabolism that, in high concentrations, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
At The Guyer Institute, we counsel extensively on the right diet for good heart health.
We encourage patients to embrace a healthy lifestyle: 20-30 minutes of activity daily, a diet focused on fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and lean proteins.
We can monitor blood pressure and treat abnormal levels.
At The Supplement Store that’s part of The Guyer Institute, we offer a range of supplements that have been shown to aid heart health. Three key products:
• CoQ10 – Studies show this supplement can restore deficient levels in patients in danger of heart failure, extend lifespan, and improve quality of life
• Ribose – Patients with sustained heart weakness often experience fatigue despite intensive medications. Ribose has been shown to improve ventricular function in the heart.
• SPM-Active – A pioneering nutritional supplement that features standardized levels of SPMs found in fish oil. It supports the body’s natural capacity to respond to physical challenges and physical stress.
At The Guyer Institute, we help patients treat their heart and heart heath with more care, more information, and targeted therapies.
It’s the smart way to take on such a serious risk in our lives today.