Metabolic cardiology is a form of medical treatment for people who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, such as congestive heart failure (CHF). However, whereas a large portion of cardiovascular treatment focuses on reducing LDL elevation (low-density lipoprotein), metabolic cardiology focuses on increasing myocardial (heart muscle) energy production through natural nutrient supplementation. These nutrients are:
- Co-enzyme Q10
If you or a loved one in Daytona Beach suffers from cardiovascular disease, our team at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates can help you improve your health. Our facility offers Daytona Beach metabolic cardiology treatment to improve heart function and help reduce the risk of other comorbidities, such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure. We’ll perform diagnostic tests to assess your current health, then build a treatment plan for you.
What Is Cardiometabolic Health?
Cardiometabolic health refers to a spectrum of conditions and risk factors that affect the cardiovascular system or—simply put—your heart. Many cardiologists will be on alert for any of the following risk factors:
- Cardiovascular disease, such as congestive heart failure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Dyslipidemia (a condition caused by imbalanced cholesterol levels)
- Hypertension or high blood pressure
- Obesity, particularly central obesity, when high levels of visceral fat get stored around the abdominal organs
- Insulin resistance
To establish whether a patient has optimal cardiometabolic health, a cardiologist may assess their body mass index, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. They may also look into their medical history to discuss whether the patient suffered a previous heart attack or stroke.
Many Physicians Focus on LDL Levels but Ignore Low Myocardial Energy
Many doctors will check your LDL levels (also known as your “bad cholesterol”) to measure your risk of cardiovascular disease. Using this risk factor, cardiologists might focus on reducing LDL levels and preventing coronary artery blockage so that heart attacks don’t occur. However, reducing your cholesterol levels won’t address a glaring issue: your heart muscle may be weak.
The heart muscle converts chemical energy into mechanical energy, which it then uses to pump blood through the heart and the rest of the circulation system. However, if the heart cannot produce sufficient energy, then metabolic dysfunction can occur, putting a person at risk of cardiovascular disease. That’s where metabolic cardiology comes in, as this treatment targets the heart on a cellular level to help it produce energy.
How does Metabolic Cardiology Treat People with Cardiovascular Disease?
In 2009, Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra published his metabolic cardiology research in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, noting that nutritional biochemical interventions to preserve and increase myocardial energy production could improve overall heart strength and function. Moreso, patients reported improved physiological benefits.
Since then, Cardiac Failure Review released a report that found metabolic cardiology could reduce fatty acid oxidation and/or increase glucose oxidation in patients who suffered from heart failure.
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Metabolic Cardiology Encourages ATP Production to Increase Energy
Still, you might wonder how metabolic cardiology improves “myocardial energy.” The answer involves preserving and promoting adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production. ATP is an organic compound necessary for energy production, particularly in muscular cells. Without ATP, you wouldn’t be able to contract or relax your muscles—and while it might sound odd, you need more ATP to relax your muscles than you do to work them.
Insufficient ATP production means your heart won’t have enough energy to pump blood throughout your body, which then leads to potential artery blockages and hypertension. However, for metabolic cardiology intervention, we can use natural nutrients that the body uses to produce ATP as a way to promote these exchange processes.
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“The Awesome Foursome”
If you’re interested in Daytona Beach metabolic cardiology treatment, you’ll likely hear or read about “the awesome foursome,” a group of nutrients that Dr. Sinatra found encourages ATP production in his research. These nutrients are:
- D-Ribose: This 5-carbon sugar can reduce glucose levels. As such, it’s advised to consume this powder with orange juice to prevent sudden blood glucose drops.
- Co-enzyme Q10: This is an antioxidant that can help people who have hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, and intermittent arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat).
- L-carnitine: This is a compound that helps transport fatty acid fragments to convert them into mechanical energy.
- Magnesium: This is a mineral that promotes ATP production and has vasodilatory effects, meaning it encourages blood vessels to open and improves circulation.
When you come to Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with Dr. Jason Schottel and discuss a potential treatment plan using any of these nutrients as well as other treatments/therapies that can improve your cardiometabolic health.
Our Facility Offers Primary Care Services to Monitor Patients
Our facility promotes a combination of traditional and alternative medicines to improve our patients’ overall health. At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, we provide primary care services to assess your vitals. From there, we can focus on treatment that addresses your specific concerns without having to ping-pong you to several other medical facilities to give you medical care.
We can perform a wellness check, which will involve:
- Blood work
- Blood pressure test
- Cholesterol test
- Weight check
- General questioning about your health
Our providers can also discuss how metabolic cardiology may be a viable treatment option for you and answer any other questions you might have about your health goals.
Call Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates Today to Schedule Your Metabolic Cardiology Treatment
If you or a loved one suffers from cardiovascular disease, you may want to consider Daytona Beach metabolic cardiology treatment as a viable option for your personal care. Metabolic cardiology aims to improve energy metabolism to increase heart muscle strength and improve other cardiometabolic risk factors, such as blood pressure.
Come to our office near Daytona Beach for a physical assessment and diagnostic testing. You’ll be able to meet our doctor and speak with providers about your health so that we can determine the best treatment plan for your needs. Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates provide various health services at our facility, from regenerative medicine to primary care services. Call now to schedule your first appointment.