Are you at risk for Metabolic Syndrome? The three core components to metabolic syndrome are: obesity, dyslipidemia and hypertension. Dyslipidemia means that your blood fats are not in optimal range. If you have been told by your doctor that you need to be on a statin drug to lower cholesterol, you may want to get more information. By having a comprehensive cardio-metabolic blood test you will discover what type of LDL you have as well as other pertinent cardiometabolic markers.
It is now recognized that measuring cholesterol, which is carried by lipoproteins, is insufficient for accurately quantifying a person’s cardio metabolic risk. Lipoproteins are significant factors in causing heart disease and stroke and your lipoprotein particle numbers are clinically relevant. In particular, elevated small-dense LDL and Remnant Lipoprotein (RLP) are the most strongly linked to heart attack and stroke. Conversely, large-buoyant HDL2b indicates how well HDL is clearing excess cholesterol from the body. This information reveals potential cardiovascular problems that are often missed when using only a standard lipid panel to assess risk.
SpectraCellCardiometabolic Testing may also reveal nutrient deficiencies that can be addressed through diet and supplements. For example, research is beginning to reveal that high homocysteine is correlated with low levels of folate and methylation issues which can be addressed by diet alone or diet and supplementsHigh homocysteine levels have been shown to increase risk of cardiometabolic issues.