VENDYS (pronounced VEN-diss) is a noninvasive diagnostic device used to measure vascular reactivity for early detection of cardiovascular disease and monitoring response to therapy.
How does VENDYS work?
The VENDYS® test begins with an automated blood pressure measurement, followed by cuff occlusion of the right arm. During the cuff occlusion (2 to 5 minutes), fingertip temperature in the right hand falls because of the absence of warm circulating blood. Once the cuff is released, blood flow rushes into the forearm and hand, causing a temperature rebound (TR) in the fingertip, which is directly proportional to the vascular reactivity.
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Why get tested?
Because prevention is the best treatment! Cardiovascular disease develops over many years and if undetected can have life-threatening consequences. Initially it is a silent process, often called subclinical atherosclerosis. VENDYS testing provides you with a quick and easy way of determining if you are heading down a road towards heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases.
Vascular dysfunction is considered to be the earliest clinically detectable stage of subclinical atherosclerosis. Unlike atherosclerosis, vascular dysfunction is reversible (with proper treatment).
What is the endothelium?
The endothelium is the inner lining of blood vessels, allowing blood to flow smoothly within them and actively maintaining physiological condition. Normal vascular function protects blood vessels from formation of atherosclerosis, a cause of cardiovascular disease.
What is vascular dysfunction?
Vascular dysfunction can be broadly defined as an imbalance between vasodilating and vasoconstricting substances produced by (or acting on) the endothelium. The pathological state known as vascular dysfunction is the earliest clinically detectable stage of cardiovascular disease (which includes heart attacks, stroke, Peripheral Arterial Disease and many other diseases).
What will happen if it turns out that I have vascular dysfunction?
Dr. Rob will evaluate the overall state of your health and discuss with you the most appropriate treatment options to improve your vascular function. These will usually include lifestyle modification measures (e.g. diet, food supplements, exercising), strict control of risk factors (e.g. quitting smoking), and supplement or prescription drug treatment. In some cases you will need to undergo more frequent monitoring and/or further testing of the cardiovascular system. Remember – prevention is the best treatment!
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Remember, if the blood don’t flow the sex is a no go!
Great Cardiovascular Health Equals Great Sex
If you want more sex in your life then you have to put more life in your sex! And life starts with the foods you choose to eat and the amount of exercise you get. Research has demonstrated that the more exercise a person gets the less likely they will experience sexual dysfunction. Exercise boosts your body physically, emotionally, reduces stress, elevates mood, and increases confidence especially in the bedroom! Sex is a contact sport for sure and its physical requirements will rival that of any sport that requires you to keep your clothes on. In order to have great sex you have to have abundant energy, high aerobic capacity, strength, stamina, mobility, health and above all: Blood Flow. Because if the blood don’t flow, the sex is a no go!
Keeping the blood flowing starts with your nutrition. The types of foods you eat, the vitamins and minerals you take, the amount of water you drink, and the adequate amounts of rest, the types of strenuous exercise you perform all help to create an internal environment that produces an abundance of sex hormones that stimulate sexual desire.
Inadequate amounts of the sex hormones, referred to as andropause in men and menopause in women can lead to decreased libido, fatigue, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, loss of strength, poor skin tone, increased cardiovascular issues, decreased bone density, disturbed sleep, and depression. Correcting these deficiencies all starts with proper nutrition and adequate exercise.
Having great sex all starts with being in excellent health. Being in excellent health means no smoking, drinking limited amounts of alcohol, eating healthy balanced meals with appropriate amounts of healthy fat, exercising often, and drinking plenty of water.
Men, if you are not having at least 3-5 morning erections per week regardless of your age then it’s time to make an appointment! Lack of erections is a tell tale sign of other health issues such as diabetes, vascular disease, and heart disease. Decreased libido and poor erection quality are actually some of the later findings that there is a health problem.
To naturally increase your sex hormones do the following:
- Eat healthy meals daily
- Eat lean proteins like chicken, turkey, and lean beef
- Eat healthy fish with omega 3 fatty acids like salmon
- Eat plenty of green, leafy vegetables
- Eat low sugar fruits like berries and apples
- Avoid sugar, especially processed sugar
- Drink plenty of water
- Get adequate amounts of rest
- Do intense short exercises
- Limit unneeded stress
- Limit alcohol
- AND ABOVE ALL STOP SMOKING!
ReNue Health is located conveniently in Springboro, Ohio with easy access from Dayton International Airport, Cincinnati International Airport or the adjacent Wright Brothers Private Airport (MGY) for those travelling by private aviation. Click here for directions and contact information.
Only one visit is necessary to perform a comprehensive history, interview, and education. Follow up evaluations, adjustments and balancing of hormones are done by phone or written communications and a return visit to Dr. Rob is not necessary. Ongoing testing and adjustment is mandatory and performed through a laboratory convenient to your home.
In addition to the Ohio office, Dr. Rob sees new patients in Salt Lake City, Utah. Appointments for either location can be made by calling the main office number 937-350-5527 for information.