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William H. Bestermann, Jr., MD
We know we can extend healthy life using readily available medications and a team-based, systematic approach. But, do we have the will to do it?
Erectile dysfunction may be an early warning sign of arterial disease because the health of the penile arteries reflects the health of the rest of the arteries as well.
High glucose levels found in people with Type 2 diabetes are only one part of the complex molecular biology that causes diabetic complications. Lowering glucose levels without addressing the other issues will not prevent cardiovascular complications.
Politicians are fanning the dark side in America giving rise to entrenched divisions. But pulling away to our corners while insulting, demonizing, and dehumanizing people who look or think differently is a formula for national disaster.
Accelerated aging and disease in the skin are largely driven by excess oxidative particles generated by sun exposure and other environmental factors.
Executive health programs often include interventions that are high cost, low efficacy or both including screening tests offer no value & may even cause harm.
Primary care 3.0 focuses on molecular medical management that prevents & effectively treats chronic conditions & slows aging. Everyone should have access to it.
Glucose lowering, per se, does not prevent heart attack, stroke, or death. The message to take away from the ACCORD shut-down is that aggressive treatment is a bad idea.
Dr. Bestermann explains the extensive literature on the new science of risk assessment and the importance of vulnerable plaque.
In 1988, Dr. WC Little wrote that bypass surgery and angioplasty could not be expected to prevent heart attack in stable patients. He predicted the results of the landmark COURAGE trial 20 years ahead of time.
Most type 2 diabetics have been resistant to the effects of insulin and metabolically abnormal for years prior to developing full-blown diabetes.
The underpinning for much of the death and disability from arterial vascular disease in this country is the metabolic syndrome.
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