Cardiovascular disease treatment at BodySwitch

BodySwitch treats cardiovascular disease from the core!

Do you suffer from high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol? Or maybe you already have cardiovascular disease? Then read this page carefully.

Cardiovascular diseases, as you may know, are a huge threat to your health. BodySwitch knows that too, and our specialists are familiar with the risks of these nasty diseases.

Our specialists also know how to treat cardiovascular diseases. Namely, from the core with a personalized treatment plan.

Read more below.


What are cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiovascular disease is a collective term for inflammatory diseases of the arteries. The medical term for this is atherosclerosis.

This inflammation allows fat to build up on the inside of the arteries, resulting in slow narrowing of the arteries. The danger is that a thickened blood vessel will tear open, causing blood to clot together.

As a result, the vessel can become completely occluded, causing an infarction.

High blood pressure and elevated cholesterol are the first signs of cardiovascular disease.

Symptoms such as high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol are often the first measurable signs of cardiovascular disease.

Often people think high blood pressure or cholesterol is the problem. But these are “only” warnings from our bodies that something is wrong “underwater.”

The cause of these signs is a chronic inflammatory state in the body. And so it is inflammation that needs to be addressed.

BodySwitch tackles inflammation from the core!

Causes of cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease has many causes, including our Western lifestyle. In recent years, research has shown that our Western lifestyle has a direct relationship to the development of cardiovascular disease.

The main classical risk factors for cardiovascular disease are:

  • An unhealthy lifestyle (lots of trans fats and fructose)
  • Inflammation and poor status of the intestines(bowel problems)
  • Inflammatory factors caused by smoking, environmental factors and unhealthy lifestyle.
  • And disease states such as diabetes (diabetes mellitus), high cholesterol, and high blood pressure

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Treat cardiovascular disease with BodySwitch!

At BodySwitch, we look for the cause of cardiovascular disease. To determine the cause, we make a comprehensive analysis of your symptoms.

In doing so, we take an integrated approach and (if necessary) use specialized laboratory tests (blood and stool). Based on the results of the analysis, we prepare a personalized treatment plan.

The great thing about BodySwitch is that we don’t fight the symptoms, but we tackle the problem from the core.

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High blood pressure and high cholesterol runs in my family. I was prescribed medication, which I would probably have to take for the rest of my life. I felt far too young for that! I have now found out, that I can control my blood pressure and cholesterol myself. By adjusting my lifestyle and diet, I no longer need medication.

Kim (treated for high blood pressure and cholesterol)

Cardiovascular disease treatment pathway

Step 1: Analysis

We start treatment with a comprehensive analysis. To find out where your symptoms are coming from, it is necessary for us to know a lot about you. We collect this information by:

  • a comprehensive online questionnaire
  • a food diary
  • a comprehensive intake interview
  • Additional laboratory tests (blood and stool)

By analyzing all available information, we gain insight into the factors that may play a role in causing the symptoms.

Step 2: Personalized treatment plan

Based on the results of the analysis phase, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you. It is based on the four pillars: nutrition, supplementation, exercise and least.

The treatment plan focuses on addressing the factors that cause cardiovascular disease. With proper nutrition and supplementation, inflammation is calmed, cholesterol, high blood pressure or other risk factors are lowered. We provide comprehensive exercise advice specifically tailored to your baseline conditional condition.

During your treatment at BodySwitch, it is important that you remain under the care of your primary care physician and/or specialist. Discuss your BodySwitch lifestyle plan with them. The result of treatment is usually that controls change so positively that the reduction or tapering of medication may be necessary.

Step 3: Guidance

The results of treatment depend in part on your motivation and discipline. To guide you through this, our specialists pay close attention to coaching and knowledge transfer.

To properly monitor progress, we schedule regular follow-up consultations. We will discuss the interim results with you and, if necessary, have additional laboratory tests done. If warranted, we make interim adjustments to the treatment plan.

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Cardiovascular diseases: backgrounds and insights

Cardiovascular disease is caused by inflammation of the arteries. This can result from direct damage to the vessel wall, such as from high blood pressure, or free radical damage.

These free radicals are small aggressive particles, which can cause a lot of damage (to the vessel wall). People who smoke ingest many of these free radicals. Our immune system also produces free radicals. If the immune system is overactive (as in autoimmune diseases), this can cause damage to the vessel wall.

Free radicals are also created by unwanted oxidation of fatty acids, for example (Oxidation is the breakdown of substances by oxygen (as in rusting)). Normally, the cell has antioxidants, which counteract the effects of oxidation. However, with a lot of stress, these reserves can be depleted, causing more damage to the vessel wall.

When cholesterol oxidizes, this oxidized cholesterol is “eaten” by macrophages (a type of white blood cells). With trans fats, the same thing actually happens. As a result, these macrophages become pro-inflammatory (pro-inflammatory). These can then move to different places in the body, causing other diseases besides atherosclerosis. For example, rheumatism may develop in the joints and psoriasis in the skin.

Besides trans fats, fructose is the big culprit in today’s Western diet. Fructose is fruit sugar (not to be confused with grape sugar) and is added to almost everything (that has a label) by the food industry. Fructose cannot be converted directly into energy by the body. Instead, it is converted to triglycerides in the liver.

Triglycerides are transported to fat cells with the help of cholesterol. For this to take place properly, choline (including from eggs), omega- 3 fatty acids and vitamin D are essential. If this process is not done properly, these fatty acids can start to oxidize and which then leads to inflammation of the arteries.

The role of the gut should also not be underestimated. Poor gut status, think inflamed gut, can be a direct cause of developing cardiovascular disease. Hence, we also pay ample attention to fecal (stool) examination.

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