Taking care of ourselves is a vital but complicated part of daily life. There is plenty we can do on our own, like eating right and exercising, but there is so much more that we can’t do without the help of a doctor. One of these options is VSAT testing, but you may wonder what it is. Luckily, Innovative Medicine can help address any of your questions or concerns.
What is VSAT?
Let’s start with the most basic question – what is VSAT? VSAT testing refers to a series of tests performed by the VSAT. These tests monitor the sudomotor function, heart rate variability, and pulse wave velocity. These tests fully comply with the FDA and are non-invasive. So, it can be seen as a preventative measure for the patient.
What Does VSAT Prevent?
Now that we’ve answered what VSAT is, let’s look at some of the benefits. VSAT testing mainly determines the effect that medications may be having on a patient’s system. Oftentimes, these tests can result in changes in medication dosage or even stopping it altogether. VSAT has even saved lives in certain cases by getting patients off of harmful medications.
VSAT can also help put patients on a path to better treatments. The tests involved also help to determine other supplements, therapies, or treatments that will better help the patient. As a result, the patient can experience a better quality of life.
What are the Tests?
We’ve talked about what VSAT is, but not about the three main tests involved. As stated before, these tests are non-invasive and are usually comfortable for the patient. The tests are performed in the comfort of our office, and some patients are so comfortable that they actually fall asleep! Below is a description of each of the three major tests.
Heart Rate Variability Test
This test examines the balance between the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. This is a vital test to take. An imbalance in these systems may show a higher risk of a sudden cardiac arrest. A low score indicates a high risk of coronary atherosclerosis.
Pulse Rate Velocity Test
This test determines arterial elasticity. In simpler terms, it determines how stiff your veins are through measurement of pressure waves. These tests can predict the risk of cardiovascular events like myocardial infection and stroke.
Sudomotor Function Test
This test measures the progression of neuropathies. As the symptoms of neuropathy can affect motor and sensory nerves, it is a vital test.
In short, VSAT testing can assess your medications, prevent problems, and help improve your quality of life. Feel free to reach out to the experts at Innovative Medicine in Lafayette to get more information about the tests. Contact our office today to set up an appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!