Heart disease

Reduce your risk of heart attacks without drugs or surgery.

Conventional medicine has two treatments for heart disease: surgery and drugs. In the process, cardiologists and heart surgeons across North America have lowered the rate of death from heart attacks, and yet the same amount of strokes and heart attacks are reported every year.

What if you could take a proactive approach instead? Our Vernon naturopaths use labs that go beyond standards tests used by family doctors to identify root causes of poor heart health, and then we use a range of natural medicines and therapies to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of having a heart attack.

Am I at risk of heart disease?

If you have a family history of heart or lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity or high cholesterol, you could be at risk of heart disease (also known as cardiovascular disease). If your lifestyle is sedentary or your smoke, you could also be at risk.

In either case, our Vernon naturopaths help you improve your health and reduce your risk of both disease and complications.

How are Vero Health’s heart disease risk tests unique?

If you’re at risk of heart disease, your family doctor would order a standard lipid and cholesterol test. That’s because current treatment of heart disease is designed to address risk factors such as cholesterol and high blood pressure, but research suggests inflammation in the lining of the blood vessels is the root of cardiovascular disease.

To tell if you have that inflammation, our Vernon naturopaths use specialized tests that go beyond the standard tests performed by your family doctor.

How do Vernon naturopaths treat cardiovascular disease differently?

As with any disease, we know how important it is to address the important, underlying biological issues of atherosclerosis with natural treatments such as nutrition, herbal medicine, chelation and lifestyle changes.

By identifying the root cause, we can reduce your risk of heart attack naturally. The naturopathic doctors at Vero Health have the time and tools to improve your heart health naturally. Call Vero Health at 778-475-4265 to make your appointment.

Serving patients from Armstrong, Salmon Arm, Kelowna, and Lake Country at our Okanagan natural medicine clinic in Vernon, BC and via Skype.