Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, with over 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States. That translates into one in eight women who will get breast cancer in her lifetime. The good news is that survival rates today are higher than ever, due to advances in diagnosis and …
Health and Wellness
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The Integrative Medicine Clinic is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer. Most breast cancers are found in women 50 years of age or older, …
Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart-healthy life.
Take Care of Your Health
Heart disease and stroke are the number one killers of women in the United States. February is Go Red for Women Month which was started in 2004 by the American Heart Association to empower women to take charge of their own health and decrease their risks.
Know Your Numbers
You probably have many numbers in your head: phone numbers, social security numbers, password numbers. But, do you know the most critical numbers for your heart health? It could save your life.
This month Go Red for Women is encouraging women to schedule a visit with their physician to learn their heart health numbers including Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index and assess their risk for heart disease and stroke.
At the Integrative Medicine of Arizona we not only assess those basic numbers, but also dive deeper to discover your genetic predisposition, nutrient, inflammation and stress levels that put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. For example, Dr. Dersam utilizes advanced lab testing to investigate your levels of inflammatory cholesterol particles that form unstable plaques in your blood vessels. These unstable plaques are more likely to break away and form clots in your heart – to cause a heart attack or to your brain – to cause a stroke.
When you are informed you can make educated changes for the better. We also work with each patient to design a program for better health that includes an evaluation by a Dietician to help you improve your diet, access to a Health Coach who will help you design and achieve an exercise and stress reduction plan and an Acupuncturist who will help you to balance your energies, alleviate stress, pain and anxiety.
Make an appointment today so you can not only ‘Know Your Numbers’, but forge a plan to keep those numbers in the best possible range and reduce your personal risk for heart disease and stroke.
Call us today at (480)621-8638
Warning Signs for Heart Attack
- Pain, squeezing, fullness or pressure in the center of your chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back
- Pain in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
- Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness – women are more likely than men to experience these types of symptoms associated with a heart attack
If you have any or all of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to an Emergency Department right away