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High cholesterol and high blood pressure often go hand in hand. In quite a few cases there may also be problems with high blood glucose levels and high or low insulin production. While medications can keep the symptoms from getting worse, there is no pharmaceutical cure in the sense that taking medications for a few months will reverse the problem. Many patients are keen to explore alternatives to a lifetime dependence on pharmaceutical drugs. They are worried about the long term side effects of these drugs. More importantly they want to feel a genuine sense of being well and being able to do daily activities with energy and focus. Both high blood pressure and diabetes can severely affect the normal functioning of a person. Energy levels can become low, concentration and focus may suffer. At XY Clinics we understand the concerns of patients on long-term medication.
What we do first at XY Clinics is accurately identify the exact problem areas. For example instead of simply telling you to lower your cholesterol, we test and analyze whether the cholesterol is being converted to its more harmful forms. For example your LDL may be high but if it is not becoming its harmful form called oxLDL (oxidized form of LDL), it may not pose a big risk. A person can have normal
cholesterol levels and still run a high risk of heart disease if the LDL is oxidized. For blood pressure patients we try and identify what causes it. Is it a problem of cells called endothelial cells which produce vessel-dilating nitric oxide? Or is it a problem with excessive salt retention? Or is it because the arteries become narrowed by plaque? Or is it stress that over-stimulates the adrenal hormones and causes your blood pressure to be up? Whatever is the cause, diet plays a big role. At XY Clinics our molecular nutrition approach, supported by the most advanced testing, allows us to tailor diets to naturally help restore blood pressure to its normal levels.
Type 2 diabetes can be the result of a history of too much carbohydrate eating. Every time we eat rice, pasta, bread or sugary products, our digestive systems work to convert these foods into glucose. We require insulin to get the glucose into the muscle cells. Type 2 diabetes occurs as a result of not being able to transport glucose into the cells. At XY Clinics we analyze your glucose metabolism at the cellular level and create an effective treatment plan. Like all chronic conditions, type2 diabetes can be treated effectively with dietary intervention and expert medical management.
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