The rewarding feeling that I receive from the practice of vascular surgery is tremendous. The field is quite challenging but the rapid evolution in technology allows us to treat a greater percentage of disease in a minimally invasive fashion.
Still, my research focus is squarely on increasing awareness of cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on educating children, adolescents and adults about the lifestyle changes that we can make that would make cardiovascular disease an uncommon event.
Cardiovascular disease (including stroke and heart attack) is the number one cause of death among Americans. Greater than combined death from all cancers. But we are not born with CVD. Poor dietary behaviors, lifestyle choices like smoking, increased stress and a sendentary lifestyle all contribute to our high incidence of CVD.
For those individuals with "bad genes", new highly sensitive genetic testing and cholesterol fractionation can help doctors determine which patients are at highest risk for disease formation. In these patients, prompt alterations in diet and aggressive cholesterol treatment can decrease the risk of stroke and heart attack
My new book, Your Guide To Optimal Health: Creating Your Personal Wellness Wheel, presents an eight step program focused on dimishing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. For people with chronic disease, the program can make the management of these diseases easier by decreasing or eliminating medication dosages
For people who have no obvious illness and are striving to prevent these diseases by living a life of wellness, "Your Guide To Optimal Health" program provides a strategy for achieving this lofty goal. Visit www.personalwellneswheel.
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