Preventing Heart Disease In Early Stages Q and A

If you believe that you may be at risk of a heart attack or are worried about your heart health, then Apollo Cardiology is a perfect option for you! Dr. Twyman is ready to help you with your heart health right away. For more details call us now. We serve the surrounding areas of St. Louis, MO, Richmond Heights, MO, Clayton, MO and Maplewood, MO.

Preventing Heart Disease In Early Stages Q and A

Did you know that heart disease is the most common cause of death worldwide? It’s true, and a very unfortunate fact, but there are some things you can do to protect yourself and your family from heart disease. Prevention is the key.  We can help here at Apollo Cardiology. With the proper advice and support, you’ll be able to prevent heart disease or even reverse it in its early stages. Read on to learn more.

Can heart disease be prevented? Can heart disease be reversed?

Heart disease can be prevented in up to 80% of cases. Environment is the main driver of disease.  Occasionally there are possible genetic causes. This can make prevention somewhat complicated. If you’re quite concerned that you may have heart disease, then you should speak with a professional about it. A cardiologist is this type of professional.

For most people, prevention can be as simple as maintaining a healthy diet, an exercise routine, proper sleep, stress management and a healthy weight. There are many other habits that will help too! As for reversing heart disease, some of the same habits will help

How can we prevent and treat heart disease? What is the best diet for preventing heart disease?

There is a lot you can do to prevent heart disease and help your family members prevent it for themselves. Many of the habits we’re going to list for you may also help reverse some cases of heart disease, but this requires professional assistance. You can:

  • Eat a diet that’s seasonally appropriate with optimal protein and healthy fat intake.  Timing of your meals is likely as important to what you eat
  • Sleep at least seven hours per night, but try to get eight if you can
  • Exercise a half hour per day, five days per week
  • Stop smoking, which will help a lot with your overall health too
  • Manage your stress better with meditation, mindfulness, yoga, family support, etc.
  • Check your weight often and get to/maintain a healthy weight and body composition
  • Check your blood pressure often, which we can do for you at Apollo Cardiology
  • Ask your loved ones for moral support with some of the items above
  • See a cardiologist regularly about your heart health

To treat heart disease in its early stages and possibly even help reverse it, changes in your lifestyle and environment are key.  At times medications may be helpful in some cases.  In other cases supplements may be considered.  Please remember, though, that heart disease isn’t something to try to manage yourself. It requires professional support because it can be very deadly and certain adjustments to your routine may have a negative effect on your health.

How can you help me at your office?

Here at Apollo Cardiology, our cardiologist, Dr. Michael Twyman, can speak with you about your current heart health, how to prevent heart disease, and whether you could be at risk for the disease.

Dr. Twyman can look for the root causes of your issues with advanced blood work and cardiovascular imaging.  He has experience in integrative and functional medicine.  In 2017 he discovered “biohacking”.  He can help you put together an optimal lifestyle plan for preventing and reversing heart disease.

To learn more about the services of Dr. Michael Twyman, or to book a consultation with him, contact us at Apollo Cardiology. We’re located over at 1034 S Brentwood Blvd, Suite 1230, Saint Louis, MO 63117, and you can get a hold of us at (314) 635-9028. Don’t hesitate to call us today so we can set your mind at ease and help you with your heart health right away!