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LOVE Your Heart... Rate Variability

Updated: Feb 8

Heart rate variability, heart beat, heart health, heart

So, let’s LOVE your heart ...rate variability score. You may be asking, what is heart rate variability (HRV) and why should I love my score. HRV is simply a measure of the variation in time between each heartbeat. This variation is controlled by the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). It works behind the scenes via the Vagus nerve, automatically regulating our heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and digestion among other key tasks. The ANS is subdivided into two large components: the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the fight-or-flight/survival mode and the relaxation response/healing mode. The brain is constantly processing information based on how it perceives the environment in a region called the hypothalamus. The ANS provides signals to the hypothalamus, which then instructs the rest of the body either to stimulate or to relax different functions. It does this in part through communication via the Vagus nerve. It responds not only to a poor night of sleep, or that sour interaction with your boss, but also to the exciting news that you got engaged, the wrong type of exercise or the wrong types of foods you had for lunch. Your brain and nervous system should be able to handle these stimuli (STRESSORS) and move on. However, if you cannot adapt to these stressors properly and recover once those stressors are gone, your body will move into survival mode leading to changes in brain body communication and ultimately leading to disease including everything from depression and anxiety to dementia, heart disease, digestive issues, autoimmune disorders and more. At our office we use the latest state of the art technology to measure your HRV. The instrument is called the NeuroInfiniti and the test is called the Stress Response Evaluation. Unlike any other instrument on the market today we actually measure your HRV along with 6 other key areas of function including brain function, during 4 different types of stressors and 4 recovery periods. This allows us to know EXACTLY how well your brain is adapting to stress and then how that adaptation is affecting your health. We can then develop a care plan that is specific to EXACTLY what is going on with your brain and nervous system.

So... let’s find out your HRV score. Schedule Your Stress Response Evaluation Today for You and Your Family.

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