Cardiovascular Health

Lifestyle Medicine and Integrative Health located in Denver, CO
Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Health services offered in Denver, CO

Cardiovascular health is largely in your control. In Denver, Colorado, Dr. Alexis Michopoulos, DO, offers medicine that inspires. She helps you recognize and manage the risk factors for cardiovascular disease so you can live a long and healthy life. It’s never too early or too late to improve your cardiovascular health, so call the office or click the online appointment scheduler today. 

Cardiovascular Health Q & A

What is cardiovascular health?

Cardiovascular health refers to heart and blood vessel health. Both are crucial for good whole-person health and, in fact, critical to life itself. 

What are the most common cardiovascular health problems?

Cardiovascular health problems are among the most common causes of illness in Americans, and heart disease is the leading cause of death today. Some common cardiovascular health problems include:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Aortic disease, such as abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Varicose veins
  • Atherosclerosis 

If you have one of these conditions, you may be more likely to develop another. For example, people with coronary artery disease have an increased risk of peripheral vascular disease.

Can I prevent cardiovascular health problems?

Most cardiovascular health problems are preventable. Dr. Michopoulos offers tiered cardiovascular health care based on your health history, risk factors, and other personal factors. That includes:

Primordial prevention 

Primordial prevention is the earliest type of preventive care. It starts when you’re healthy. Primordial prevention focuses on optimizing your health and preventing lifestyle choices that can lead to high cholesterol, weight problems, high blood pressure, and other risk factors for cardiovascular illness.

Preventive care 

Preventive care includes health screenings and personalized guidance to help you recognize warning signs and prevent cardiovascular disease before it happens. Dr. Michopoulos can help with weight loss, nutrition, exercise, stress management, smoking cessation, and other healthy lifestyle changes to help you avoid a heart attack or stroke.

Secondary prevention

Secondary prevention is cardiovascular care following a cardiovascular event or diagnosis (heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol).  As with the other types of preventive care, the focus is on changing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Michopoulos considers every aspect of your past and present medical needs as she works with you. She believes in starting from the inside and helping you learn how to control your health. 

You learn how to recognize the signs of trouble while letting go of the fear that disease-based medical models cause. With the integrative approach, your cardiovascular health and whole-body wellness can reach new heights, and you can enjoy a richer quality of life long term.  

Book your appointment by calling Dr. Michopoulos or by clicking the online booking link today.

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