Find out your Risk Factors for Heart Disease

17-Aug-2015 | Jennifer Fletcher

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Ever worry about heart disease, or atherosclerosis (plaque build-up in your heart arteries). Heart Disease is the number one killer of Americans. As an adult you should have your cholesterol checked once a year. There is now a test to check for inflammation of the inside arterial wall that you can add to your blood work.

Inflammation is what we believe starts the process of atherosclerosis.

When there is inflammation the particles of cholesterol start to stick to this part of the artery and develop a plaque (build up of cholesterol or atherosclerosis). When this plaque constricts the artery to where there is less blood flow, this can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, neck pain; the symptoms of heart disease.

Schedule your appointment today to review your risk factors for heart disease and take the first step at reducing your risk for heart attack.

 

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