Symptoms of CardioMetabolic Dysfunction
CardioMetabolic Profile provides valuable insight about your risk factors for Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Although considered the leading cause of mortality for both men and women in the United States, cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues rising at an alarming rate. Early detection is the best way to protect yourself against CVD and its associated diseases such as obesity and Type II Diabetes.
What is included in the Canary Club CardioMetabolic Profile?
Fasting Insulin - Shows accurate glucose levels by measuring exact insulin output, unlike other blood glucose tests. Insulin helps liver and muscle cells to either convert glucose into energy or to store it for future use. High insulin levels often mean this conversion process is broken.
Hemoglobin A1c – This tests the average blood glucose level over the past three to four months. Chronically elevated blood glucose may lead to progressive damage to the cardiovascular system.
Triglycerides – High triglyceride counts can represent a breakdown in the body’s regulatory capacity, and are often linked with blood sugar dysfunction. Very high levels of triglyceride signal too much fat in the bloodstream which signify an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) - Measures the extent of chronic inflammation in the body. Recent studies demonstrate that a CRP reading above normal range is a greater risk factor than high cholesterol in predicting heart attack and stroke.
Cholesterol (Total & LDL) - This test measures total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins). High levels of total cholesterol and LDL are associated with risk of heart disease. They clog arteries and trigger inflammatory responses in the body, often leading to plaque buildup and blocked blood flow to the heart.
Plus 2 new calculations added to this profile:
HDL/LDL- This ratio is commonly thought of as the “bad cholesterol” vs. “good cholesterol” count (therefore the LOWER the ratio, the BETTER your health).
VLDL = TG/5 - Measures the ratio of triglyceride/cholesterol in VLDL. Normal ratio is 5:1. If this ratio is off, you can take steps to lower your triglycerides.
To get a comprehensive assessment of cardio health plus your hormone levels, consider these Canary Club tests:
The lab will email you within 3-5 business days after they receive the samples for on-line access to your results. Once you have your results, read our Interpreting Results article and consider consulting with a practitioner for next steps.
|Cholesterol (Total & LDL)||Yes|
|HS C-Reactive Protein||Yes|
|Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)||Yes|