Cardiovascular Disease

Referring to your heart and all of your body’s blood vessels, your cardiovascular system circulates blood throughout your body, delivering oxygen to cells and helping remove their waste products. There are a range of diseases and conditions related to the cardiovascular system, many of which are linked to genetic factors interacting with a poor quality diet, a sedentary lifestyle and sometimes stress including:

Hypertension – Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a serious condition that leads to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and more.

Hypercholesterolemia – High cholesterol is a harmful condition, affecting the heart and blood vessels, and managing this condition is important for long-term heart health.

Hyperlipidemia – This condition involves elevated levels of lipids (fats) in the blood, which is related to high cholesterol and high triglycerides.

Hypertriglyceridemia – Triglycerides are a specific type of fat found in your blood, and elevated levels of triglycerides are associated with a range of metabolic and cardiovascular conditions.


Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases

While there is a range of genetic and other factors influencing cardiovascular diseases, the strongest factors for these conditions are generally dietary and lifestyle behaviors. Anne Till Consulting dietitians and nutritionists are highly trained professionals who use medical nutrition therapy and targeted lifestyle interventions to treat, manage and slow the progression and worsening of conditions associated with cardiovascular diseases.

Because each of these conditions has specific dietary and lifestyle modifications associated with successful management, the expertise of the dietitians and nutritionists at Anne Till Consulting is most valuable for individuals seeking to use medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and lifestyle changes to help manage their risk for cardiovascular disease and enhance their overall wellness. Targeting specific metabolic abnormalities, the dietitians/nutritionists at Anne Till Consulting are highly experienced at assessing each client’s medical condition and matching individual needs with the most suitable nutrition and lifestyle-based interventions. Their approach relies on scientific evidence, personal medical data, and the most up-to-date, best-practice methods to adapt a diet and lifestyle change specifically for each client. Equipped with appropriate knowledge, a personalized plan and ongoing monitoring and support, managing your “numbers” and reducing your risk for cardiovascular disease is well within reach.


Nutrition Care for Cardiovascular Disease, High Cholesterol and Hypertension

Anne Till Consulting helps clients learn how to balance nutrition, activity levels, and lifestyle behaviors together with medications to manage blood pressure and cholesterol levels effectively to reduce the risks for developing complications associated with cardiovascular disease. Important factors include:

  • Understanding the disease process as it relates to heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Learning about dietary components that have a direct effect on blood cholesterol and lipid levels and blood pressure.
  • Discovering the meaning of therapeutic lifestyle changes(TLC) and dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH).
  • Finding out about the role of micronutrients in promoting health and preventing disease
  • Discovering the importance of diet quality
  • Becoming familiar with the concept of nutrient density versus calorie density
  • Learning how to plan meals and appropriate snacks at appropriate times
  • Understanding the role of sugar, salt and fat in the disease process.
  • Discovering how to attain a healthy weight to manage your health
  • Embracing the role of physical activity in managing your condition
  • Making sense of  the “numbers” (laboratory results and blood pressure readings)
  • Many other topics will be covered in your tailor-made educational process.

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