High Blood Pressure, Coronary Artery Disease
Heart Attack Recovery,
Ischemic Heart Disease, Stroke, Anemia, Angina , Arrhythmias,
Peripheral Vascular Disease Atherosclerosis, High Cholesterol,
Intermittent Claudication, Palpitations
Cardiovascular diseases are defined as diseases of the the heart and its blood vessels. Stroke is a form of cardiovascular disease and it occurs due to blood flow problem in the brain.
Heart disease and stroke are the two most common causes of death in Canada. Canadian government reports that 9 in 10 Canadians over the age of 20 have at least one risk factor for heart disease. 4 in 10 have three or more risk factors. Thinking about these numbers and the fact that heart disease is asymptomatic is scary. However, risk factors associated with heart disease are modifiable.
Early detection and treatment of risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes greatly reduce chances of developing heart disease. Dr. Z helps you identify your risk factors. By addressing the root cause and developing a symptomatic approach, she can help you live a better life and lead by example for your children.
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep for a healthy period of time. Many people turn to sleeping pills that are addictive and can lead to dependance.
Sleep is important for restoration and renewal of body, consolidation of memory, recharging of energy, and many more physiological processes in the body. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests the sleeping time to be:
10-12 hours in pre-school children9 hours in school children and teens
In pregnancy women need few more hours than their regular
16-18 hours in newborns
7-9 hours in adults
Dr Z. believes that addressing the root cause of insomnia and making few lifestyle adjustments is the best approach to treat insomnia.
Headaches (including migraine)
Headaches can be significantly disruptive and negatively impact quality of life. Headaches are one of the most frequent reasons people reach for the stash of pain medication, inside their medicine cabinet.
It is important to find the root cause of the headache, while addressing the pain. Managing stress, musculoskeletal tightness, food sensitivities, and hormonal imbalances are great starting points.
Dr. Z takes time to work with you to find the root cause of your headache. With appropriate individualized treatment, most headaches can be treated and prevented.