Cardio Metabolic diseases are the leading cause of death in the world. Including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, cardio metabolic diseases are primarily the result of lifestyle choices such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, general inactivity, and poor diet.
Preventing cardio metabolic diseases from occurring requires lifestyle changes before they develop. However, these same methods may help to treat the conditions as well. Dr. Gunyan, an experienced functional medicine practitioner, can assist with both goals.
If you suspect your lifestyle is leading you toward a cardiovascular or metabolic disease or if you have been diagnosed with a disorder and are looking for alternatives to medication, we are here to help. Please call 970-639-8069 to schedule a private and confidential consultation where we can listen to your concerns, discuss potential solutions, and help you determine if functional medicine is the right approach for your needs.
Cardio Metabolic Diseases and Disorders
Cardio metabolic diseases include those related to heart health and those that stem from metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that increase risks for hypertension, high blood sugar, and abnormal triglyceride levels. Common issues linked to poor cardio and metabolic health include:
- Heart Disease
- Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- Diminished Kidney Function
- Insulin Resistance (Prediabetes)
- Type 2 Diabetes
In addition to posing serious and often life-threatening consequences, cardio metabolic diseases impair vital physiological functions, increasing risks for other issues, such as respiratory insufficiency, obesity, and hyperemia.
A functional medicine specialist, Dr. Gunyan understands how the body works as a whole, with each system playing a vital part in overall health. As a result, his approach to treating cardio metabolic diseases is comprehensive and personalized, helping to reduce risks and improve outcomes for each patient.
What are the Leading Risk Factors for Cardio Metabolic Issues?
Cardio Metabolic risk factors include smoking and alcohol use, abdominal obesity, lack of exercise, and poor diet. Additional risk factors include family history, age, physiological stress, hsCRP levels, blood sugar abnormalities, and lipid imbalance.
Cardio Metabolic diseases are found to be more common in men over the age of 55 and women over the age of 65, and screening may occur as part of annual visits with a PCP after this time. But when additional risk factors, such as abdominal obesity or a history of alcohol or tobacco use are present, screening for these conditions is appropriate at any age.
Can Cardio Metabolic Diseases and Disorders be Reversed?
If you have more than one risk factor for a cardio metabolic disease, making lifestyle changes before a condition develops may help prevent its advancement. Because individuals with cardio metabolic diseases are two times more likely to die from coronary heart disease and three times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, working early to prevent their development is always the best option.
Preventing cardio metabolic issues is often as simple as following a healthy diet, getting enough exercise, and refraining from tobacco use. In addition, reducing or eliminating alcohol intake, improving sleep, and supplementing with specific vitamins, minerals, and herbs can also help to reduce risks.
Once a cardio metabolic disease has developed, it can be challenging to stop its progress. However, many of the same practices that can help prevent these diseases can also be effective in their reversal. For example, weight management, increased intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, and eliminating tobacco and alcohol have all shown promise in reversing cardio metabolic diseases, as have certain supplements.
The best way to determine which options might benefit you is through comprehensive testing at a licensed medical facility. Testing provides essential information about your specific condition, enabling Dr. Gunyan to create a personalized treatment plan for your needs.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you are at risk for a cardio metabolic disease, we strongly encourage you to contact us online or call us at 970-639-8069 for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Gunyan. During this consultation, Dr. Gunyan can assess your risks to determine if further testing is needed.
Once a diagnosis is achieved, Dr. Gunyan can create a customized treatment plan that addresses both the cause and symptoms of your condition, helping to improve your general health and eliminate risks without the need for medications or invasive forms of therapy. Our services are virtual and available to people living throughout the country.