Heart Health

Age Management MD

Age Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Centennial, CO

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The experienced team at Age Management MD in Centennial, Colorado, specialize in heart health and preventing diseases that increase the risk of death. To get the medical help you need to improve heart health, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Heart Health Q & A

What is heart health?

Heart health refers to the medical management of your heart. Your heart is one of the strongest muscles in your body and pumps gallons of blood to every organ and tissue throughout your body to provide oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and other essential compounds.

While your heart is strong and consistent, poor lifestyle habits can impair heart function or cause it to stop altogether. The team at Age Management MD specialize in anti-aging medicine and focus on preventing chronic health conditions that lead to death.

What affects heart health?

Heart disease, also referred to as cardiovascular disease, affects both men and women’s health. While there are many different causes of heart disease, the most common, coronary artery disease (CAD), is influenced by your lifestyle choices.

CAD is the narrowing or blockage that occurs in your blood vessels due to the accumulation of plaque. Poor diet choices, not getting enough exercise, and smoking increase your risk of CAD.

Accumulation of plaque in the arteries to your heart may deprive your heart of blood and oxygen, leading to a heart attack. Your carotid artery, which supplies blood to the brain, may also become blocked or narrowed, which can lead to a stroke. Or, it may affect the blood supply to your brain and affect overall brain health and function.

The team at Age Management MD conducts extensive blood work to assess heart health and risk of heart disease, including a lipid profile, check of inflammation markers, and assessment of hormone levels.

What can I do to improve heart health?

Your specialist at Age Management MD develops a customized treatment plan to improve heart health based on your current health, medical history, family history, and the results of your specialized testing. Your heart health treatment plan may include:

  • Nutrition program
  • Exercise plan
  • Supplements
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)

A woman’s risk of heart disease increases after menopause due to the drop in estrogen levels. Your specialist may prescribe a customized BHRT to improve hormone levels and heart health.

To get the medical help you need to create a heart health plan, call Age Management MD today or request an appointment online.