What Are the Symptoms of Cardiometabolic Disease?

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Stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes are just a few cardiometabolic conditions that can devastate a person’s lifestyle. Patients throughout Los Angeles, CA now have access to cutting-edge assessment technology to help them determine their risk for developing cardiovascular disease and Type II diabetes before either becomes an irreversible problem. At Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers, Dr. Avi Ishaaya and his medical team offer cardiometabolic testing, a simple assessment that can provide life-altering information to help you improve your cardiometabolic health.

What is cardiometabolic disease?

Cardiometabolic disease refers to a group of medical conditions that impact cardiovascular and metabolic symptoms. Diseases may include:

  • Type II diabetes

  • Heart disease

  • Angina

  • Stroke

  • Renal (kidney) failure

  • Hypertension

  • Fatty liver disease

  • Heart attack

Typically, cardiometabolic diseases are common and highly preventable. Approximately ? of American adults are impacted by some form of cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Ishaaya works with patients to assess their risk and determine if cardiometabolic testing is right for them.

What are risk factors for cardiometabolic disease?

Any of the following factors could potentially increase your risk for cardiometabolic disease:

  • Obesity

  • Tobacco use

  • Alcohol use

  • Stress

  • Sedentary lifestyle

  • High cholesterol

  • Poor diet

  • High fat intake

  • Elevated blood pressure

What are the symptoms of cardiometabolic disease?

Symptoms of cardiometabolic disease vary depending on what body systems (cardiovascular, metabolic, renal) are impacted. Symptoms may include:

  • Insulin resistance

  • Impaired glucose tolerance

  • Inflammation

  • Changes in urine output

  • Chest pain

  • High blood pressure

If left untested or untreated, cardiometabolic disease and its associated symptoms can grow at an exponential level, resulting in debilitating illness and increased risk for hospitalization or death.

What is cardiometabolic testing?

Cardiometabolic testing involves intensive analysis of bloodwork to determine your risk for cardiometabolic disease. Instead of revealing just basic information about cholesterol, cardiometabolic testing offers extensive information about your current cardiovascular and metabolic health. Dr. Ishaaya assesses your blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, blood-glucose levels, triglyceride levels, and inflammation markers to ascertain potential risk for chronic illness.

Am I an ideal candidate for cardiometabolic testing?

Men and women may be viable candidates for cardiometabolic testing if they meet any of the following qualifications:

  • Are over the age of 45

  • Have a family history of stroke, heart disease, or diabetes

  • Have high blood pressure or cholesterol

  • Exhibit a hormone imbalance

  • Participate in a poor diet and/or sedentary lifestyle

  • Have a smoking or drinking habit

  • Are excessively overweight

  • Are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, or polycystic ovary syndrome

If you are unsure if you qualify for cardiometabolic testing and have concerns about your future health, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ishaaya.

What do I do after receiving my cardiometabolic testing results?

If cardiometabolic testing reveals that you are at higher risk for developing cardiometabolic disease, Dr. Ishaaya may recommend a customized intervention plan to lower your risk. Proactive prevention steps may include:

  • Weight loss program

  • Nutrition or dietary coaching

  • Medication management

  • Hormone testing and therapy

  • Stress-reduction therapy

  • Smoking or drinking cessation

  • Exercise program

  • Lifestyle modifications

  • IV nutrient therapies

Learn more about the benefits of cardiometabolic testing in Los Angeles

If you reside in or near Los Angeles, CA, and wish to identify your risk for cardiometabolic disease before it occurs, call our team at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers and schedule an appointment today. Cardiometabolic testing results can set you on track for a healthier lifestyle to reduce cardiometabolic disease and further medical complications.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.