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Test Six Important Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Diabetes
Heart disease and diabetes go hand-in-hand, and are the biggest killers of both men and women in the U.S. The current epidemic of obesity among children and teens is a grim predictor that unless our nation’s eating and exercise habits change dramatically, the rate of heart disease and diabetes will continue to rise. Identifying heart disease and diabetes risk early through testing can help inspire the lifestyle changes that are needed to prevent these deadly diseases.
The cluster of symptoms that can lead to diabetes and heart disease is called Metabolic Syndrome and includes:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Abdominal obesity (fat in the stomach area)
- High cholesterol
- “Sticky” blood more likely to clot and cause strokes and block arteries
- High insulin
- High blood sugar
This Simple Blood Spot Test, the CardioMetabolic Profile, Can Help You and Your Doctor Spot Heart Disease and Diabetes Early
- A simple, almost painless finger prick provides the few drops of blood required, which are collected on the filter paper provided.
- Take the test at home. No time-consuming trips to a lab.
- It’s easy to send the test to the lab for analysis in a pre-paid envelope. Just drop it in the nearest mailbox.
- Results are easy to understand.
- If you choose to share the test results with your doctor or other health care professional, he or she can use the test to assess your health and help you achieve optimal health.
- Once you have created a healthier lifestyle, you can retest to find out how well it’s working, or whether you need to do more.
Here’s What the CardioMetabolic Profile I Tests:
High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)
A measure of inflammation. High CRP is an indication of heart disease and stroke risk. Here’s where you can read more about C-Reactive Protein.
High insulin can be a signal of impending diabetes. Read more about insulin and diabetes in this article about Metabolic Syndrome.
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
Hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the health of your red blood cells. High levels can point to impending diabetes and complications of diabetes such as heart disease and nerve damage.
Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood. High triglycerides can be an indicator of heart disease and clogged arteries.
Total Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol
Health total cholesterol levels are below 200. Elevated total and LDL cholesterol levels can lead to clogged arteries.
Read more about triglycerides and cholesterol in the article What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Cholesterol by Dr. John Lee.
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