Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 7

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Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 7 - Endothelial Dysfunction

Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN

Welcome to episode 7 of "Optimal - The Podcast". In this episode of Optimal,we’re diving into the underlying cause and contributor of most cardiovascular diseases: endothelial dysfunction.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the primary cause of death worldwide, cutting short an estimated 17.9 million lives annually, according to the World Health Organization. Approximately four out of five of those deaths is attributed to heart attack and stroke.

A growing body of evidence indicates that the underlying cause of most CVD is endothelial dysfunction caused by damage to the endothelial lining of the coronary arteries.

Join Dr. Dicken and Beth Ellen DiLugio in this episode as they talk about the assessment and treatment of endothelial dysfunction and its role in cardiovascular diseases, and how to prevent endothelial dysfunction!

Episode Highlights:

  • Review of the endothelium
  • The role of Nitric Oxide
  • What is endothelial dysfunction?
  • Causes and promoters
  • Immune response and endothelial dysfunction
  • Oxidative stress and its relationship to the endothelial dysfunction
  • Functional assessment of endothelial dysfunction
  • Key blood biomarkers
  • Functional Naturopathic Approach to treatment
  • How to prevent endothelial dysfunction
  • Supplements to consider

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