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Patients Medical Offers Heart Health Prevention Tips

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Education News J E 4
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NEW YORK, Jan. 19 Patients Medical, a leading integrative medical center in New York, offers prevention tips for patients during heart health month. William Lee, MD, PhD, FACC, a Metabolic Cardiologist and Director of Cardiology at Patients Medical, has a unique approach to medicine which incorporates both traditional and alternative practices to provide patients complete care. He believes good health starts with good heart health.

"Heart problems may be an indication of other serious problems elsewhere in the body," says Dr. Lee, "and treating the patient's overall health will help get their body back on track while addressing the root cause of the heart problem." While many conventional cardiologists treat to prevent further heart deterioration, Dr. Lee treats to heal damage to the heart and improve total health naturally.

As a Metabolic Cardiologist, Dr. Lee studies the cell structure of the heart to improve its function. He performs state-of-the-art diagnostic tests to determine the exact nature of the imbalance, then uses a variety of highly customized protocols, leveraging integrative techniques such as diet therapy, herbs, nutraceuticals, acupuncture and stress management to reverse heart damage and improve a patient's complete wellness. "The body's energy molecules are stored throughout the body in each organ, the highest concentration being stored in the heart. As we age, we experience stress and disease, the body's energy molecules can become depleted. When the body has used up its reserves, the heart loses a type of energy molecule known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). I have found that replacing the ATP through herbal and nutraceutical therapy can have dramatic results. We are replenishing the raw materials the heart needs to synthesize a new supply of ATP," explains Dr. Lee.

The best advice that Dr. Lee can give this February is to regularly see a doctor who is able to support your overall health. He recommends annual blood tests to screen for diabetes (a possible indicator for heart degeneration), heart disease and hyperlipidemia (excessive fat in the blood). These simple tests can be done by your general practitioner. For those over 40, getting a base-line EKG reading for your heart is helpful. In general, patients should avoid sugar, get plenty of rest, eat healthy meals, and exercise daily to help protect their hearts.

With over 15 years of experience, Dr. William Lee is trained in both Eastern and Western medicine. He uses a combination of conventional and alternative medicine to treat heart disease. Based on his unique protocols and worldwide reputation, many of his peers consider him to be one of the foremost physicians in the field.

About Patients Medical

Patients Medical is a unique integrative medicine center in Manhattan that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine with modern technology to provide comprehensive care. Established in 1974, the center employs a multi-disciplinary staff including Board Certified Internists, Cardiologists, Gynecologists, Neurologists and Nutritionists. The practice specializes in diagnosing the root cause of an ailment using cutting-edge technology, then healing the whole person with personalized protocols that draw upon both Eastern and Western medicine.

SOURCE Patients Medical
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