National Integrated Health Associates
5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a disease of the heart (cardio) and blood vessels (vascular) most often caused by a narrowing inside the lining of blood vessels due to deposits of plaque or fatty substances on the artery wall. CVD is the leading cause of disability and death in the United States, resulting in more than 927,448 deaths.
Coronary artery disease is the build up of plaque in the arteries, which causes a decrease in blood supply (ischemia) to the heart. This condition can lead to serious problems such as angina (chest pain) or myocardial infarction (heart attack). Coronary artery disease is the most common form of cardiovascular disease afflicting over seven million people.
According to the American Heart Association, approximately 50% of the people who die from heart disease experience no previous symptoms. The # 1 symptom of a heart attack is sudden death. Symptoms of disease may be different and more subtle in women and therefore easier to ignore. More women die of heart disease than of all cancers combined.
An effective cardiovascular disease prevention program includes state-of-the-art cardiovascular screening, a comprehensive patient education program, assessment, nutrition, detoxification, psychological support, and an individualized integrative treatment plan including, but not limited to, chelation therapy, supplementation, and other beneficial treatments based on the patients risk factors and needs offering therapeutic options that may provide alternatives to high risk pharmaceuticals or surgery.
The first step is to determine your risk factors now with an integrative medical cardiovascular evaluation. An integrative approach is patient centered, emphasizing patient education in both the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It incorporates alternative approaches of mind, body, and spiritual medicine that are often less invasive, safer, and have fewer side effects than conventional medicine. By integrating both conventional with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), the patient can make educated choices that best reflect their needs as an individual.
An integrative medical approach complements all the traditional assessments in addition to using integrative assessment tools to gain more information and to plan the best treatments based on the individuals needs
Identifies and treats traditional risk factors and more risk factors that play a role in preventing, treating, and reversing atherosclerosis such as inflammation, infection, vasodilatation, homocysteine, hormones, lipids, platelet aggregation, antioxidants, stress, insulin resistance,
toxicity, deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and dysautonomia
Uses 3-D heart scan for early detection of heart disease
Treats the whole person through education, nutrition, detoxification and lifestyle changes
Offers comprehensive and alternative treatment options