Heart Disease Specialist

Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center -  - Obesity Medicine Specialist

Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center

Obesity Medicine Specialists & Concierge Medicine located in Las Vegas, Henderson, NV

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. If you have a family history of heart disease or live a less-than-healthy lifestyle, it’s time to schedule a visit at Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center. Serving the Greater Las Vegas area at his office in Henderson, Nevada, Dr. Allen offers comprehensive care for existing heart disease, specializing in preventive care through diet and lifestyle choices. To decrease your risk for heart disease complications, schedule an appointment at Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center by calling the office or by requesting a consultation online now.

Heart Disease Q & A

What is heart disease?

Heart disease includes a range of conditions that affect the health of your heart muscle and valves. Common diseases that can be included in a heart disease diagnosis include:

  • Heart defects
  • Blood vessel disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)

You may also have conditions that cause a narrowing or blockage in your blood vessels, which can lead to a stroke or heart attack.

What causes heart disease?

A variety of underlying health issues and lifestyle habits can increase your risk for developing heart disease. Common causes of heart disease include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Excess stress
  • High blood pressure

Living a lifestyle that includes poor nutrition and a lack of regular exercise is another common reason people develop chronic heart disease. Your risk for heart disease may also be higher if close family members have the condition.

What are the symptoms of heart disease?

Symptoms of heart disease vary based on what type of condition you have. Many of the common symptoms that develop when your heart isn’t functioning properly include:

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Leg swelling
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Racing or slowed heartbeat

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Allen as soon as possible to confirm a diagnosis and rule out other issues that cause similar symptoms.

What treatments are available for heart disease?

If you have heart disease, Dr. Allen creates a comprehensive treatment plan to prevent the worsening of the condition and improve your heart health. Treatment may include medications and routine wellness checks that allow Dr. Allen to monitor your overall health and the effectiveness of treatment.

If you’re at risk for heart disease because of your family history or your current lifestyle, Dr. Allen focuses his care plan on the preventive changes you need to make. He customizes a meal plan to help you lose extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight.

Dr. Allen also offers concierge medicine membership services that cater to your medical needs and health goals. Membership plans focus on the highest level of personalized care to maximize your overall health and wellness and reduce your risk for heart disease and other chronic health issues.

Learn more about options for treating and preventing heart disease by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Allen today. You can book an appointment conveniently online or by calling the office now.