Heart Disease Prevention | Austin, TX

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for over 17 million deaths annually. But evaluation of your heart health for disease prevention can be overwhelming and confusing. It is important to get guidance from a knowledgeable doctor who can look at your entire biochemical picture and help you make informed decisions.

Advanced diagnostic testing can reveal much about your heart health – and understanding the nuances of your test results – can be critical to living a long, healthy, and active life. Functional medicine doctor Ruthie Harper, MD in Austin, TX helps you gain a total understanding of your heart health so you can make informed decisions about your well-being.

For many years, it was believed that consuming foods high in cholesterol could increase the risk of heart disease. But while cholesterol has gotten a bad rap, it is essential to human health and maintaining balanced, healthy cholesterol levels is key to cardiovascular disease prevention. The true underlying causes of heart disease are primarily metabolic disease and insulin resistance. Metabolic disease leads to a variety of metabolic and inflammatory disorders, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated ApoB and excess body weight, all of which are risk factors for the development of heart disease.

If you live in Central Texas or the greater Austin, TX area, schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Ruthie Harper – and take the first step to protecting your health, preventing heart disease, and feeling your best!