Cardiometabolic Disease

Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center

Family Medicine Physicians & Obesity Medicine Specialists located in Cibolo, TX

About 47 million Americans live with cardiometabolic disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, significantly increasing their risk of a heart attack or stroke. At Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center in Cibolo, Texas, cardiometabolic health physician Stephen Carter, MD, and his medical team use integrative health treatments to reduce disease risk factors before serious complications occur. Schedule an appointment with Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center by phone or online today.

Cardiometabolic Disease Q & A

What is cardiometabolic disease?

Cardiometabolic diseases involve numerous interrelated chronic conditions that are common in the United States. Examples include:

  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Chest pain
  • Other disorders of the vascular system
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Insulin resistance
  • Fatty liver disease

These and other chronic diseases make up some of the leading causes of death in the United States. Treating cardiometabolic conditions early and properly managing your disease are important for preventing serious health complications.  

What are the risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases?

The following factors increase your risk of developing a cardiometabolic disease:

  • Abdominal obesity
  • Being overweight
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglyceride levels
  • Smoking
  • Unhealthy dietary habits
  • Lack of exercise

While genetics plays a role in developing cardiometabolic diseases, you can control many cardiometabolic risk factors by adopting healthy lifestyle habits.

How are cardiometabolic diseases treated?

Dr. Carter and his team review your cardiometabolic disease risk factors to create a personalized treatment plan to better control high blood sugar, hypertension, high cholesterol, and abdominal obesity. He might recommend:

Diet and exercise counseling

Nutrition and exercise counseling aid in weight loss if you’re overweight, and drastically reduce your risk of chronic diseases and their complications. Dr. Carter uses personalized diet and exercise programs, including medical weight loss, to optimize health and wellness.

Dietary supplements

Dietary supplements can enhance weight loss and reduce chronic disease risk factors. Dr. Carter might recommend taking omega-3s, fiber, niacin, plant stanols and sterols, or other dietary supplements to improve your overall health and wellness.

Stress relief

Meditation and other stress-relieving strategies, such as massage, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, and infrared saunas, help reduce your risk of obesity, high blood pressure, and other chronic disease risk factors.

Medications

While often used as a last resort, medications help control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and other disease risk factors. Dr. Carter may prescribe medications to balance hormone levels, increase your metabolism, or decrease your appetite to enhance weight loss.

Don’t let cardiometabolic diseases and their risk factors progress to serious health complications. Schedule an appointment with Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center by phone or online today.