Heart disease is increasing at a troubling pace in the United States, with costs expected to double from $555 billion in 2016 to a whopping $1.1 trillion in 2035, a new American Heart Association report estimates.

By 2035, 45 percent of the total U.S. population — about 131 million people — will have at least one health problem related to heart disease, the AHA report projected.

The new study projects that by 2035:

  • More than 123 million Americans will have high blood pressure.

  • 24 million will have coronary heart disease.

  • More than 11 million will have had a stroke.

  • Almost 9 million will have congestiveheart failure.

  • More than 7 million will have atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart rhythm disorder.

Dr. Serle is on a mission to prevent this condition from becoming an EPIDEMIC.

The KEY FACTOR IS STOPPING INFLAMMATION! WHICH IS THE ROOT CAUSE of Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular disease.

Heart and blood vessel disease — also called heart disease— includes numerous problems, many of which are related to a process called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a condition that develops when a substance called plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. This buildup narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through. If a blood clot forms, it can stop the blood flow. This can cause a heart attack or stroke.

As you can READ FROM THE DIAGRAM ABOVE – Inflammation is the key factor in atherosclerosis, but the First step is accumulation of LDL cholesterol.

Conventional doctors and the drug companies make it seem like that the entire factor for inflammation and developing atherosclerosis is due to HIGH LEVELS of Cholesterol in the blood.

But really, it’s high levels of LDL cholesterol with specific pro-inflammatory immune cells that promote inflammation and lead to atherosclerosis.

And to be more precise, it’s the small size LDL cholesterol particles that lead to atherosclerosis. You see, there are different sizes of LDL cholesterol particles. There’s small, medium, and large size LDLs. The research clearly shows it’s the small size LDLs that tend to undergo a chemical change.

Also, we known by research, the weight of the LDL is important to determine if one is developing atherosclerosis/heart disease/cardiovascular disease.

Other blood test markers that determine a risk for heart disease::

  • HDL TYPE 2 - there are different types of HDLs (considered the “Good Cholestrol”). Type 2 is considered the most protective of cholesterol in preventing heart disease.

  • LP(a) - this marker contributes to clotting formation. Numerous studies have documented the relationship between high LP(a) and variety of cardiovascular diseases, including peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, premature coronary disease and retinal arterial occlusion.

  • Fibrinogen - is a soluble precursor of insoluble fibrin, the major component of a blood clot

  • Lp-PLA2 - also known as Platelet-activating factor acetyl hydrolase. LP-PLA2 is a marker of vascular-specific inflammation.

Most conventional doctors just order the basic blood test markers. Typically, they only run:

  1. Total Cholesterol 2) Total LDL Cholesterol 3) Total HDL These 3 markers are NOT GOOD ENOUGH to determine ones risk for heart disease.

  2. And, it’s DEFINITELY NOT GOOD ENOUGH to determine if a person should be on a cholesterol drug like Lipitor.

Cholesterol is an essential molecule without which there would be no life. For it makes Bile Acid (for digestion), Vitamin D, Sex Hormones (Progesterone, DHEA, Estrogen, Testosterone), Cortisol, and is a structural component of each and every cell in our body.

This is why cholesterol drugs are related to: memory loss, muscle pain and damage, liver damage, increased blood sugar or type 2 diabetes, headaches, constipation, fatigue, sexual dysfunction and cancer.

And, this is why Dr. Serle orders for all his patients, an advanced cardiovascular blood test (that’s utilized at the Cleveland Cardiovascular Department) . For it gives a much better risk factor for a person developing heart disease than the basic blood test.

If a patient does have heart disease, Dr. Serle will support their condition by reducing the inflammation process and LDLs, and raising HDLs. Dr. Serle has done extensive research in finding natural solutions to lower specific immune cells that cause inflammations. Dr. Serle has helped hundreds of patients fight cardiovascular disease. Dr. Serle will put together a cardiovascular health plan that’s personalized just for your needs. If you are presently taking drugs, Dr. Serle is willing to work with your family doctor to help you get off these potential harmful drugs.

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“Dr. Serle and Functional Medicine works! The proof was in my blood scores. My cholesterol levels went down 85 points and my blood sugar is now normal. I lost 35 pounds in 10 weeks and blood pressure is consistently 131/82. My cardiologist was amazed. He no longer thinks I should be on blood pressure medicine. I gave him Dr. Serle’s phone number so he can refer his patients that are motivated like was to make a change without drugs, Great stuff! Thank you”- Mike T. Business owner, St. Augustine