According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally.
Just like many diseases, it is actually preventable and possibly even reversible. The three most common causes, which account for 80% of all CVDs are -
- Ischemic heart disease (IHD)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
Do you carry the gene which increases the risk of you getting CVD? It's exactly the same with Alzheimer's.
Recently it has been shown that if you have ApoE4 genes, from both parents, you are highly likely to get Cardio Vascular Disease. This can be tested by your doctor. However if you change your lifestyle, you can avoid it. We highly recommend that you have this test carried out, so that you know exactly where you stand before your appointment with us. The test is officially called Apolipoprotein E Genotyping.
CVD is unfortunately becoming more common, especially in younger people. Just like Alzheimer's it is because of over consumption of sugars and other carbs, as well as inflammations, from food or internal infections/ inflammations.
The information given by the NHS (UK) of what causes CVD - i.e. cholesterol - we feel is completely out of date and not proven in any world-wide research. Of course smoking will contribute, as well as stress and depression (recently discovered). But far the biggest reason are inflammations, either through direct food or other contaminants in our life.
Please watch this short Sky interview with Cardiologist
Aseem Malhotra PRESS HERE