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  • Writer's pictureEric Goulder, MD, FACC

How Does Heart Disease Affect Men?

About one in four deaths of American men is caused by heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for men in the United States. Half of the men who suffer sudden death from coronary heart disease did not experience any previous symptoms. How can such a significant health issue continue to be undiagnosed in so many people?

Heart disease is the #1 killer of men in the United States

June is Men’s Health Month. As the #1 killer of American men, heart disease is one of the top concerns when we’re discussing men’s health. And yet, if half the men who suffer a cardiac event did not even know they were at risk, there must be a breakdown in the system somewhere (or likely more than one).

The traditional standard of care in the United States relies on a risk factor approach to your disease risk, but it doesn’t need to be this way. This “wait and see” approach is a system-wide problem. So, what is the solution? At the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio, we believe preventative health care is a large part of the answer. And collaborative health care is a critical part of prevention.

We are the first center in the nation to feature cardiology and dentistry under one roof, providing The BaleDoneen Method in Columbus, Ohio, to our patients. The BaleDoneen Method is a science-based methodology, focused on the specialty of arteriology, that is scientifically proven and accepted to both prevent and reverse heart attacks, strokes, and many other chronic conditions.

By examining all facets of your health, looking for and locating any evidence of disease, we get a clear picture of your whole body health. Through advanced testing, we can acquire the information we need to create the most effective, personalized treatment plan.

Are you too young to worry about cardiovascular risk?

Plaque can start to develop even as early as childhood. Imagine how much could accumulate by the time you’re in your early twenties, if this plaque were left unchecked! One in three people in the United States has cardiovascular disease. This is not limited to senior citizens. Comorbidities are also of concern here, as health issues such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, sleep disorders, COPD, and more are all threats to our younger population. These comorbidities increase the risk and accelerate the progression of heart disease.

Join a health community to help boost your heart health

We are experiencing a shift in awareness and communication of men’s health issues. We are transitioning from a mindset of stigma and reservation to one of sharing our experiences and concerns. Because of this shift, there are increasingly more options for men’s support groups, both online and in person. Finding a community that shares the same concerns and interest in heart health and many other health issues can boost the lifestyle efforts you’re making in your personal life.

Heart attacks and strokes are preventable through targeted, preventative care. This has been scientifically proven! You can take action now, before something happens, and experience the power of preventative healthcare in Columbus, Ohio. Contact us at the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio to learn more and schedule an appointment today.


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