VENDYS Vascular Test
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.
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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.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please complete all Renue Health questionnaires, ordered laboratory and obtain any necessary old medical records before you arrive for your initial consultation. This will allow Dr. Rob and his staff time to compile your biomarkers effectively and efficiently.
You will receive an email after you make a consultation appointment that contains a link to our online patient forms. You can then download all of the intake forms, Elite Lifestyle Questionnaire and Nutritional Questionnaire. http://renuehealth.yourwebster.net/request-an-appointment/
Upon completion of your consultation, you will receive a copy of all your biomarkers, relevant data and recommendations on a flash drive. Should you need additional copies of your medical records, a $30 administrative fee will be charged for copies, handling, and postage.
We will provide you with an itemized bill that you can file with your insurance company. Patients who have out-of-network benefits may or may not be reimbursed. Our office cannot assist you with claim resolution.
You may be able to use pre-tax dollars from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for your fees related to your services from this office.
Renue Health nor Dr. Rob nor any of his employees or affiliates is responsible for payment differences or amounts set by your insurance company. Payment amounts vary per insurance provider depending on your agreement with them and this office is not responsible for dictating or making you aware of the terms and agreements between your insurance company and yourself. Please contact your insurance company with any questions or concerns regarding covered amounts and deductibles.
All of our services must be paid for at the time the services are delivered.
We currently have a waiting list for consultations and many of our clients are travelling from considerable distances. We ask that if you know that you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer your consultation time to someone on the current waiting list.
Please allow up to 72 business hours for a return call. In many instances, we may be able to get back to you sooner than that. Another way to contact the Renue Health Team is by sending us an email through our directions and contact information page.
If you are a concierge patient then you have Dr. Rob’s private cell phone number and Team numbers and can feel free to contact him or any of the team members directly.
Some of the specialty labs that we recommend involve blood, stool, urine, or saliva samples and can be done by you in your home. You will be given all lab kits and step-by-step instructions for at-home tests at the time of your consult. Once all of the final lab results are received, we will review them with you at your visit.
When we request laboratory tests, it is essential that they be performed promptly. Many tests can take up to 4 weeks to perform and for the results to be returned to us. Please do not delay in completing your tests. Some of the specialized tests may not be considered medically necessary by your insurance carrier, and therefore might not be covered.
It is your responsibility to make a follow-up appointment to review your lab results with Dr. Rob. If you are unable to return to our office to review your labs, we are available by Skype, Face time, or telephone.
Nutritional supplements are often recommended and we will help you select and find the highest quality products.
The supplements that we recommend at Renue Health are available for purchase from our office.
It is possible to have your supplements automatically shipped to your home or office for your convenience.
Information about Dr. Rob, Renue Health and the focus areas of our practice is available on our website at http://renuehealth.yourwebster.net and you can learn more about Dr. Rob at http://renuehealth.yourwebster.net/about-renue-health/
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While the focus of our practice is on the optimization of male performance and health we also do optimize the performance and health of women. Medical conditions we treat and testing we perform:
- Abdominal Pain
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Athletic Performance
- Autoimmune Conditions
- BioIdentical Hormone Replacement
- Bell’s Palsy
- Carotid Ultrasound with CIMT
- Cholesterol Management
- Comprehensive Intracellular Nutrient Testing
- Comprehensive Laboratory Testing
- Detoxification Programs
- DEXA Scan
- Digestive Issues
- Fitness Evaluations
- Flexibility Testing
- Food Sensitivity Testing
- Gastric Inflammation
- Gluten Sensitivities
- Healthy Aging
- Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention
- Hormone Optimization for Men & Women
- Leaky Gut
- Low Testosterone (Low T)
- Medical Body Composition Analysis (mBCA)
- Men’s Health
- Mental Focus & Clarity
- MTHFR gene mutations
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Neurocognitive Testing for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ADD
- Nutrition Counseling & Optimization
- Natural Weight Loss
- Parasympathetic Overtraining Syndrome
- POTS Syndrome
- Strength Testing
- Sympathetic Overtraining Syndrome
- Underactive Thyroid
- VENDYS Vascular Endothelium Testing
- VO2 Max Testing
- Women’s Health