Nicholas DiDomenico, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursValley Internal Medicine
Van Nuys, CA 91405
- Anthem Blue Cross of California
- Blue Shield of California
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Health Net
- PacifiCare/Secure Horizons
- SCAN/Smart Care Health Plans
- Universal Care
- Encino Hospital Medical Center
- Tarzana Regional Medical Center
- Valley Presbyterian Hospital
How are heart and kidney disease similar?
National Kidney Foundation answeredDiseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) cause damage to both the heart and kidneys. So if you have heart disease, then it is likely that you have kidney disease and vice versa. Many people don’t experience severe symptoms until their kidney or heart disease is quite advanced, but there are some warning signs
What is a lipid specialist?
Learn Your Lipids answeredLipid specialists include physicians and allied health professionals -- such as pharmacists, nurse practitioners and dietitians -- who have training and expertise in lipid disorders, including familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Many lipid specialists work in lipid clinics where they can collectively treat patients from the entire spectrum of medicine. Lipid clinics also can perform tests that help determine if and what kind of inherited cholesterol disorder a patient has as well as assess a patient’s risk for premature coronary heart disease. In addition, lipid specialists are skilled at managing the possible interactions and side effects that may occur when patients take medications prescribed to treat FH.
Can cardiovascular disease affect children?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Cardiovascular disease can affect anyone at any time. However, it is more common among those who are older. Lifestyle and behavior choices such as physical activity, diet, smoking, and obesity are patterns children develop early in life and are modeled by their parents, families, and schools. Risk and specific conditions that contribute to developing cardiovascular disease begin at an early age. As adults, you should set an example of a healthy lifestyle for children to follow, and thus reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
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