February is American Heart Month and Go Red for Women. This federally designated event happening the first Friday of February has one common goal: to eradicate heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in men and women in the U.S. The good news is heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Clinical research provides more information about heart-related conditions, how to better treat them, and advancements in medication and device options. Here are three heart health-related studies Centex is conducting and how you can get involved.
Heart Failure Study
Heart failure, sometimes referred to as congestive heart failure, occurs when your heart muscles can no longer pump enough blood to keep up with your body’s needs. In some cases, the heart is unable to fill with enough blood; on others; the heart can’t pump blood to the rest of the body. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with heart failure, clinical studies may be an option. Learn more about this study here.
High Triglycerides Study
Having high triglycerides in your blood can increase your risks for heart disease. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts what it doesn’t need right away into triglycerides. Consuming more calories than you burn regularly can result in high triglyceride levels. Get your levels checked and consider research studies!
Low T with CV Risk
Male hypogonadism, Or Low T, is a condition in which there isn’t enough hormone produced in the body that plays a crucial role in masculine growth and development during puberty (testosterone) or enough sperm or both. Symptoms include decreased energy or fatigue, low or depressed mood, hot flashes, and loss of body hair. If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone and have suffered from cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke, stent, bypass, etc.), you may qualify to participate in a clinical research study.
By participating in clinical research, you not only learn more information about your condition, but you can also gain access to more advanced treatment options. As a volunteer, you also ensure better treatment options for future generations. To view our entire list of currently enrolling studies, click here: South Houston, North Houston, Lake Charles, McAllen.