Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Treatment

Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor located in Santa Monica/Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA

Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Treatment

Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Treatment services offered in Santa Monica/Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA

Cardiovascular disease and diabetes treatment make it easy to stay on top of illnesses like high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes. At Best Naturopathic Medicine, board-certified naturopathic doctor Matthew Cavaiola, ND, uses cardiovascular disease and diabetes treatment to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes and prevent blood sugar from spiking. Call the office in Santa Monica, California, today to schedule cardiovascular disease and diabetes treatment, or book your appointment online.

What is cardiovascular disease and diabetes treatment?

Cardiovascular disease and diabetes treatment is a naturopathic medicine subspecialty that focuses on two of the most common chronic health problems:

Cardiovascular (heart) disease

Heart disease is a group of medical conditions that affect the heart, heart valves, and/or related components. Since your heart is responsible for pumping blood, keeping it healthy is essential. Thankfully, many types of heart disease are preventable with healthy lifestyle changes.


Diabetes is a disease that affects your body’s ability to use blood sugar. Everyone needs blood sugar to survive; it provides energy for our cells.

But if your blood sugar levels remain high for long periods, it increases your risk of health problems like heart disease and nerve damage.

Who should consider cardiovascular disease and diabetes treatment?

Consider cardiovascular and diabetes treatment at Best Naturopathic Medicine if you’ve been diagnosed with:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Blood vessel disease (for example, coronary artery disease)
  • Heart valve disease
  • Disease of the heart muscle
  • Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Prediabetes
  • Insulin resistance

Some of the medical conditions above are incurable, but working with a naturopathic doctor reduces your risk of complications and improves your quality of life.

What can I expect at my first naturopathic medicine appointment?

Dr. Cavaiola reviews your medical records and asks about your diabetes or heart disease, the symptoms you experience, and the steps you take at home to manage it.

Dr. Cavaiola completes a head-to-toe exam and orders lab work, including blood tests and urinalysis. He might also order an electrocardiogram (ECG). An ECG monitors the electrical activity of your heart, letting Dr. Cavaiola check for other potential heart problems.

What does cardiovascular and diabetes treatment involve?

At Best Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Cavaiola treats cardiovascular disease and diabetes using an integrative, holistic approach.

Both of these conditions often require patients to take one or more prescription medications, but Dr. Cavaiola believes better results are achieved when these drugs are combined with healthy lifestyle changes. He might suggest:

  • ● Eating a more balanced, nutritious diet
  • ● Exercising regularly
  • ● Losing weight
  • ● Taking probiotics
  • ● Adaptogens (herbs that improve your body’s healing ability)
  • ● Nutritional supplements
  • ● Nutrient intravenous (IV) therapy

Dr. Cavaiola monitors your symptoms at routine checkups and adjusts your care plan as needed.

Call Best Naturopathic Medicine today to schedule cardiovascular and diabetes treatment, or book your appointment online.