Cardiac Function Test – Benefits
Our Cardiac Function Test, also known as Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Testing, is a simple medical procedure used to assess the functionality of your organs and identify any dysfunction therein. Because ANS Testing is immensely successful at pinpointing health issues and eliminating incorrect diagnoses, our weMED doctors use this impressive tool to assist in treating patients suffering from a wide array of ailments, including chronic conditions, disease, and even hidden problems. ANS Testing is quickly gaining popularity because it is noninvasive, free from pain and discomfort, and does not require injections or drawing blood. Best of all, ANS testing lasts for only 7 to 15 minutes.
The autonomic nervous system is the portion of your nervous system that governs communication between your brain and your major internal organs, including the vascular, digestive, and reproductive systems. As such, your autonomic nervous system is responsible for regulating involuntary bodily functions associated with those organs, such as heart rate, respiration, digestion, and sexual arousal.
Consequently, our Cardiac Function Test begins by closely monitoring your heart rate. During testing, you may be asked to perform a series of movements or small actions, like alternating between standing and sitting or varying your breathing. These activities will impact your heart rate and blood pressure in specific ways depending on your physiological state. Thus, the variability of your heart rate and blood pressure provides valuable information about your health to your weMED doctor.
Supporting the Five Pillars of Health
Cardiac Function Testing helps your weMED doctor understand the state of your health, especially if you face challenges from chronic conditions. While Cardiac Function Testing implicates all Five Pillars of Health, the Brain Health Pillar is most crucial since ANS testing directly utilizes your nervous system. However, ANS testing can impart relevant information about how your current state of health affects the other Pillars–Nutrition, Detoxification, Balanced Hormones, and Fitness.
Our weMED doctors use Cardiac Function Testing for numerous conditions, including but not limited to:
- Blood pressure disorders
- Chronic inflammation
- Chronic pain in arms and legs
- Congestive heart failure
- Diabetes and pre-diabetes
- Digestive disorders
- Heart disease with silent ischemia
- Nervous system disorders
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sleep apnea