Cardiovascular Disease

Nardella Clinic Naturoapthic Doctors of Calgary are the ideal partners for those interested in prevention cardiovascular disease or recovering from a cardiovascular event.

Cardiovascular Health is at the forefront of health concerns for both men and women living in Canada. As life becomes more sedentary and food quality declines, we see the effects of these lifestyle changes on our health. Naturopathic Doctors pursue combination treatments in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Most importantly, the right diet and lifestyle factors need to be determined for each individual. Secondly, intervention is required to repair and restore healthy cardiovascular and metabolic activity.  Naturopathic Doctors in Calgary create intravenous and oral supplementation programs are created to manage this.

These interventions are determined based on advanced diagnostic testing that identifies which treatments will be the most effective. Treatments, beyond diet and exercise, include intravenous therapies that provide a therapeutic level of nutrients shown to help with cardiovascular disease.

Common Cardiovascular Concerns that can benefit from a Naturopathic approach include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Post-stroke recovery
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Post myocardial infarction (heart attack)

Naturopathic Case Study

Rosalie was a 75 year-old patient who came to the Nardella Clinic in Calgary concerned about her increased blood pressure and the resulting decreased sense of well-being. She would like to continue to be active as she gets older. She was not on any blood pressure medications and her starting blood pressure was 170/100. Her major concern was the health insurance physical she had to do next year and she wanted to use naturopathic treatments to address her high blood pressure.

Rosalie had a varied diet and avoided sugar and most grain products, when she could. She did not smoke or drink alcohol and made sure she exercised at least three times a week. She was not overweight but she had a family history of cardiovascular disease and reported that her family life could be a stressor.

When she came to our Naturopathic Clinic in Calgary, Rosalie was assessed by a Naturopathic Doctor and put on specific minerals to relax her blood vessels as well as herbs to decrease anxiety. She was also told to decrease the amount of coffee that she was drinking. Within two weeks, her blood pressure had improved to 150/85.

At that point, to support Rosalie’s cardiovascular system, her Naturopathic Doctor used to keep her heart healthy and strong. Two weeks after that, her blood pressure had dramatically improved to 135/80. Rosalie continues to monitor her blood pressure and visits our Naturopathic Clinic in Calgary every so often to help her maintain those results.

Naturopathic Therapies Used for Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes

  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Chelation Therapy
  • IV Phosphatidylcholine
  • Vitamin-mineral Infusions
  • Weight management
  • EECP
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition Optimization
  • Pharmacological, Herbal and Nutrient Therapy

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