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The objective of an Irish Heart Health consultation is to raise ones awareness of the health of their heart and arteries and to highlight any factors that may increase their risk of getting heart disease, a heart attack or stroke, and to work with them using nutritional therapy to reduce these risks and enhance their overall health.
The following are just some cases, and we use the measurable criteria of blood pressure (BP), central BP and an index for arterial stiffness to monitor progress, in addition to other changes including weight loss, well-being and energy levels.
The programs generally included dietary, nutritional and lifestyle changes, plus specific nutrients such as Omega 3 oils and Revive Active.
Increased central BP is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events as is increased brachial BP (that taken on arm). Reducing raised blood pressures to normal levels will reduce the risk of a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke. PulseWave analysis has been shown to measure central aortic systolic blood pressure 99.17% as accurate as when measured during an angiogram.
Healthy arteries are flexible and elastic, unhealthy arteries can be stiff or hardened.
As we follow up with people more and more positive cases are emerging, below is just a selection
All the way from Co Louth! I paid my first visit to Erina at Irish Heart Health after seeing an ad for the service in Horan Health Store Killarney. I found her welcoming and I felt at ease straight away. She explained how blood pressure worked and I was amazed at how swift, professional and non-invasive the procedure was. All the measurements were done on the left arm, with immediate results. As my central blood pressure was higher that average for my age, Erina talked me through my diet, family history, levels of fitness and general well being.
I received very good nutritional advice and as my digestive system is one of my weak links she recommended supplements and dietary changes – which worked. She also recommended I take an Irish product Revive Active for my cardiovascular health. My follow-up one year later at a cost of just €30, showed that all my reading had returned to normal levels for my age, again the service was a very professional and helpful. I will continue to take Revive Active as my energy levels have certainly increased and plan to take it for the rest of my lifetime; it is easy to take and has many health benefits.
I highly recommend the Pulse Wave Analysis and I am grateful for the advice received from Erina and the service that Irish Heart Health offers. A must for all for whom healthy living is a priority.
With much thanks
Dan My Star client, a man aged 72 yrs, initial BP 143/87, central BP 132 and arterial stiffness outside of range for age, diet low on vegetables and fish and high on sugars. After 4.5 months with changes to diet, lifestyle plus Revive Active, Krill oil and Cherry Active, BP is now 124/81, central BP 113 and he has the arterial stiffness of a 45 yrs, and he feels so much better, with lots of energy!
But why wait until your 72!
–Patrick 61 – smoker, high stress, poor exercise, skin and digestive problems, diet poor and high in inflammatory foods.
Blood pressure (BP) 134/81 (ideal is 120/80)
Central BP 124 (Ideal is 116)
Patrick made significant improvements to diet, exercise, and weight (lost ½ stone), reduced smoking and followed a nutritional program and in 9 months the following were his readings:
BP 111/71 and Central BP 104 “Both readings better that normal” He also noted improvements in his skin, stiffness and digestion.
–Nancy 65- Knowing I had a family history of heart attacks was the incentive to visit an Irish Health Clinic at my local pharmacy, I got great advice on improving my diet, which I though was good! I have committed to regular exercise and followed a personalised nutritional program for 4 months and already my blood pressures especially the central one has returned to being better that average for my age and the elasticity readings have also improved. I’m delighted
Michael 67 Don’t wait til your 60! Go now. A visit to the Irish Heart Health clinic in my local pharmacy, highlighted high blood pressure but in particular a very high central BP reading. It was off the scale! I was advised to go straight to my GP. I did, eventually! But, within a couple of weeks had a heart attack anyway. My advice is, its starts early, see how you are doing at 40 and fix it. I’m lucky to be here.
John 60 I first visited an Irish Heart Health clinic back in 2010, where I discovered my BP had risen to 147/85 but my central BP was at 135, already out side of the range for a man of 58, it should be 113. I don’t drink or smoke, have an active lifestyle and I carry no extra weight. On the advice of the nutritional therapist I got my homocysteine measured, and it too was at top of range. Now 2 years later, my BP is 119/85, my central BP is 111 and my homocysteine is 6. I was more careful with my diet and followed a personalised nutritional program.
Mary 53 . Mary came to an IHH clinic because both her parents are on medications for heart disease. She is a non smoker, is underweight and has a lot of digestive problems. She presented as highly strung and with memory and concentration issues.
Initial readings showed a BP of 153/94, central BP 143 (ave 113), and an elasticity reading of 114, 85 is average for her age. A cognitive function test was recommended and as a follow up to these results, a homocysteine test. A program was designed for Mary which included dietary, lifestyle changes and a specific nutritional program, she was monitored over a period of 18 months and her results now show a BP of 130/82, a central BP of 120 and an elasticity reading of 85. She is continuing on the program but feels so much better especially her concentration and her digestion too.