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Cardiometabolic Assessment

The heart of preventative medicine is understanding cardiometabolic risk factors. 

 

Common Cardiometabolic diseases include:

  • Insulin resistance

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • High cholesterol

  • Hypertension

  • Heart attack

  • Stroke

  • Peripheral artery disease

 

Abdominal obesity may be one of the first signs of cardiometabolic disease, however many signs and symptoms of cardiometabolic diseases are completely silent and are only caught in late stages with blood work or after a cardiovascular event like a heart attack or stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More American women die from heart disease than breast cancer. It’s also been shown that cardiometabolic disease and it’s inflammatory process is linked to dementia as we age.  


 

When we talk about preventative medicine, knowing our cardiometabolic risk factors is key.  Fortunately, with the right testing and work-up, your cardiometabolic health can be assessed and you can work preventatively for a better, healthier future as you age.

 

Who is this testing/screening for:

The tests we cover can be done for anyone who just wants to get an idea of their risk of cardiometabolic disease.  For those with a history, either personal or a family history of heart attack, stroke, hypertension or diabetes these tests can make an evaluation of their health status much more clear than the standard ways of assessing risk of diabetes and heart disease. Blood tests such as serum glucose, hemoglobin A1c and standard lipid panels are a good start but they are not always the best ways to assess risk.  In our video we discuss why these tests may not be enough. We focus on additional tests which  enhance our ability to pick up on risk that is otherwise missed with the standard tests.

Proper Testing

The key to assessing your cardiometabolic markers is proper testing, not just a basic cholesterol test (aka "lipid panel") , glucose and hemoglobin A1c.  Chances are, your doctor is not ordering the right tests to assess your cardiometabolic health. Watch our video explaining the difference and how to best asses your cardiometabolic risk:

 

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