The link between high cholesterol and deadly cardiovascular disease has been known for decades. Although there are many medications that are designed to help control cholesterol levels, they can also have many severe side effects that can detract from a person’s quality of life. For those looking for another approach to lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease, Naturopathic medicine may be the answer.
Treating Cholesterol with a Holistic Approach
While prescriptions drugs used in Western medicine can help lower cholesterol, they are treating the symptom, not the problem. Naturopathic medicine approaches lowering cholesterol and all illness with a holistic approach. This means treating the whole cardiovascular system by addressing the causes of high cholesterol through specialized testing, nutrition, supplements and other treatments.
There are several benefits of using a Naturopathic approach to lowering cholesterol. Some of these benefits include:
- Safe, effective medical treatment without harmful side effects
- Improving overall cardiovascular and personal health
- No risk of multiple drug interactions
The idea behind Naturopathic medicine is geared more toward prevention versus only cure. For individuals who have a history of cardiovascular disease or high cholesterol in their family, starting on a regimen that is designed by a Naturopathic physician can help prevent high cholesterol and other heart problems before they begin. For those who already have high cholesterol, targeted biological testing and treatment can reverse the direction of their cardio health.
High cholesterol can begin at any age and be a precursor to many heart and health problems. Naturopathic treatment can offer a healthy and natural approach to monitoring and lowering cholesterol and offer a long term plan for continued cardio health.
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Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta
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Alpharetta, GA 30009