National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, giving you the perfect reason to stop by your doctor to get your cholesterol in check! More than 102 million Americans suffer from high cholesterol. Though your body needs cholesterol to function, too much cholesterol can build up in your arteries and cause complications. Once you reach the age [...]

By | 2019-09-16T15:35:40+00:00 September 17th, 2019|

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine focuses on the root cause, rather than symptoms of a disease by taking a biology-based approach. It looks at the body as an integrated system rather than independent parts of the body that are divided. Instead of just “what”, functional medicine determines “why” and “how” disease occurs in the body as a whole. [...]

By | 2019-07-09T15:26:57+00:00 July 26th, 2019|

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease is when there is reduced blood flow to your limbs due to the narrowing of the arteries. This condition makes it difficult for your blood to circulate throughout the body. This disease affects the arteries in your legs, stomach, arms, and head. The pain you may be experiencing usually goes away when [...]

By | 2019-07-09T15:15:48+00:00 July 19th, 2019|

Arrhythmia

According to the American Heart Association, there are about 4 million Americans who suffer from Arrhythmias. This condition is extremely common and refers to a recurring irregular heartbeat or cardiac dysrhythmia. With Arrhythmia, the heartbeat is often too slow or too fast. This condition is more than just an irregular heartbeat, and it can be [...]

By | 2019-07-16T20:05:04+00:00 July 17th, 2019|

The Importance of Having a Healthy Thyroid

What Does My Thyroid Do? Although many of us fail to realize it, the function of the thyroid can impact the overall wellness of your body. The thyroid gland is a part of the endocrine system, meaning it helps to produce, store, and release important hormones into the bloodstream. Specifically, the thyroid pulls iodine from [...]

By | 2019-05-13T14:36:03+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|

Why Am I Having Heart Palpitations?

If you have experienced heart palpitations, you know that it can be an extremely unsettling experience. It may feel as though your heart is beating twice as fast or even skipping a beat altogether. Heart palpitations can have many different stimulants. Typically, heart palpitations aren’t harmful but in some cases, it could be an indicator [...]

By | 2019-04-22T16:54:22+00:00 April 30th, 2019|

What It Means To Be A Holistic Cardiologist

Holistic medicine is a form of medicine that focuses on healing the complete body and strives for optimal wellness. Here at the Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island, we believe in the overall patient being our priority, and that their disease or condition does not define them. Holistic medicine is uniquely able to dive deeper [...]

By | 2019-04-22T16:59:13+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|

Menopause and Heart Health

Menopause and Heart Disease As we age, the risk for developing heart disease begins to increase. Heart disease is the number one killer for women, especially for those over age 50 when menopause usually begins. Menopause and heart disease have a strong link, so it is essential to understand the risks, causes, and preventative measures [...]

By | 2018-10-11T17:17:03+00:00 October 7th, 2018|