DISEASE PREVENTION SPECIALIST IN LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
Best Disease Prevention & Health Specialist in Lexington, KY.
WHAT DOES DISEASE PREVENTION ENTAIL?
Every year, millions of people die from preventable conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. Health promotion and disease prevention are very important. The early detection of any potential risk factor is one of the best ways to prevent illness and maintain optimal health. Dr. Bacha uses a variety of methods to help his patients avoid chronic illness. Some of the methods include advanced lipid testing, insulin resistance testing, heart disease screening, and aortic aneurysm screening. These methods will help in early detection and further understanding of your health risks. For example, being inactive can increase your risk of developing two chronic conditions that are largely preventable, namely Hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Having high cholesterol or high blood pressure can also increase your risk of chronic disease that includes but not limited to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and erectile dysfunction. Dr. Bacha and his team are passionate about helping patients successfully manage their conditions, avoid complications, and improve their overall health.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES THE ANTI-AGING INSTITUTE OFFER FOR DISEASE PREVENTION?
Heart Disease Screening
An important aspect of disease prevention is managing health behaviors and risk factors. For example, diet quality, physical activity, smoking, body mass index, blood pressure, or blood glucose. But how do you know which risk factors you have? Dr. Bacha may conduct or request screening tests during regular visits. Dr. Bacha takes measurements such as body weight and blood pressure during routine medical appointments. Moreover, the frequency of follow-up will depend on your level of risk. Dr. Bacha may request additional testing if you show any heart condition diagnosis such as heart failure or atrial fibrillation. Dr. Bacha will also request more tests if you have a history of heart attack, stroke, or other heart events. Dr. Bacha may also ask for more stringent screening if you already have risk factors for heart disease.
Advanced Lipid Testing For Disease Prevention
In this case, Dr. Bacha recommends advanced lipid testing to optimize your cholesterol treatment. Standard cholesterol tests may not completely represent a cholesterol-related risk for heart attacks and strokes. Therefore, Dr. Bacha requests advanced lipid testing. Some people, especially people with diabetes, insulin resistance continue to have a progression of heart disease.
Aortic Aneurysm Screening For Disease Prevention
The abdominal aorta is the main artery that originates in the heart and is the largest blood vessel in the body. As the lining weakens from age and other risk factors, the artery wall can become thinner and expand. Approximately two-thirds of all abdominal aortic aneurysms occur in men.
Diabetes Screening For Disease Prevention
Dr. Bacha typically uses one of four blood screening tests for disease prevention to measure blood sugar levels. The higher the levels, the more likely a person is to get a positive result. A screening test is usually performed twice on two different days to confirm the initial result.
The four screening tests include:
A1c: This option determines your average blood glucose levels over the past two to three months. This test is not accurate if you have liver disease or kidney failure. It is also not accurate if you have conditions that affect the lifespan of red blood cells. Fasting is not necessary before the A1c test.
Fasting Plasma Glucose: This test measures your blood glucose level at the time of the test. It has to be performed after fasting for at least eight hours, so it’s best to have it done in the morning.
Oral Glucose Tolerance: For this blood test, you will need to fast for eight hours. Then you will need to drink a sugary drink to determine whether your body can process the sugar properly.
Random Plasma Glucose: This test is only for people who are exhibiting signs of diabetes to get an urgent blood sugar reading. Fasting is not necessary for this test.
Does Insurance Cover The Treatment?
Unfortunately, no insurance company pays for plasma treatment. Like most of the procedures that are performed at the Anti-Aging Institute, these type of procedures are considered experimental and cutting edge; furthermore, the safety and efficacy of plasma-related procedures has not been established by the FDA. However, there have been several studies regarding the safety and efficacy of this type of treatment, along with plenty of testimonials on how safe and effective the procedure is.
Does The Anti-Aging Institute Offer Free Consultation?
All consultations at the Anti-Aging Institute are free of charge and there is no obligation. Here, at the Anti-Aging Institute, we believe in our vision and mission to help each and every patient achieve maximum benefits without any pressure to undergo any treatment they do not feel comfortable with.
In addition, our consultations are done in a professional and confidential manner. Dr. Bacha will answer all questions and explain the procedure in detail along with risks and benefits. You will never be pressured to purchase or schedule any services.
Disease prevention is crucial for all individuals because it helps to prevent any future illness. Dr. Bacha and his expert team from the Anti-Aging Institute located in Lexington, KY, are dedicated to providing first-rate health care to patients. Call us at (859) 274-0252 to schedule an appointment.