Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 05, 2016
Board Certified Los Angeles area Integrative Physician and Founder of the California Center of Longevity and Functional Medicine, Dr. Allan Kurtz, D.O., is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California. Through the Center in Woodland Hills, Dr. Kurtz is proud to offer Inflammation Testing to Los Angeles area patients looking for a clear understanding of their overall cardiovascular health, and their own risk potential.
Utilizing the latest innovations in science and medicine, in conjunction with a comprehensive approach to wellness -- including a focus on diet, exercise, and lifestyle as the foundation for longevity and wellness -- Dr. Kurtz said that offering inflammation testing was the next logical step for his practice.
According to Dr. Kurtz, “My objective as a physician has always been to bring awareness to patients in regards to the value of preventative medicine. Treating symptoms once you’re already ill, is obviously vital. However, there are many illnesses, diseases and medical conditions that can be avoided by preventing them in the first place. At the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California, our primary goal is to educate patients on the benefits of preventing illness and disease via healthy lifestyle choices, and proactive preventative approaches such as Inflammation Testing, which paints a complete picture of a person’s current cardiovascular health. This way, we can begin to take immediate corrective measures, in effort to do everything possible to prevent heart attacks and strokes, before they occur.”
Continuing Dr. Kurtz said, “When someone in the United States has a heart attack every minute of every single day, and half of those heart attacks are due to inflammation in the arteries, it is clear that more needs to be done to educate patients about the dangers of arterial inflammation. Learning your unique risk for inflammation can be discovered through simple blood and urine biomarkers. This screening provides a comprehensive look into overall heart health and can be used to prevent an acute heart attack or stroke from occurring in the future. Through simple blood and urine tests, patients are empowered by becoming better educated about the true state of their current health.”
According to the Cleveland Heart Lab which provides the analysis and lab results for the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California, 50% of Americans who suffer a heart attack or stroke have normal cholesterol levels. This goes to show, according to Kurtz, that there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to understanding the true nature of your heart health.
“Inflammation causes heart attack and stroke, with or without high cholesterol levels as seen through a standard cholesterol screening. Solely relying on cholesterol levels to ascertain cardiovascular health just isn’t sufficient. Inflammation testing, on the other hand, gives patients and their physician a much better understanding of overall health, and individual risk for a heart attack or stroke,” Dr. Kurtz added.
“Testing for existing inflammation or your risk for inflammation is an extremely simple procedure, but can prove instrumental in helping Southern Californians to know if they need to begin taking healthy measures immediately to prevent increased inflammation,” Dr. Kurtz said.
Inflammation testing is available during a routine appointment, including wellness exams and Executive Physicals offered by the California Center of Longevity & Integrative Medicine and the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California, based in Woodland Hills.
Fellowship trained in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Dr. Kurtz is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and The Institute for Functional Medicine. As founder of the California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine and the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California in Woodland Hills, Dr. Kurtz focuses his practice on functional, preventative medicine and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their best quality of life, while improving longevity.
Visit http://www.CaliforniaCenterofLongevityMedicine.com, or call 818.346.1440 for an appointment or consultation.