What is a cardiometabolic test?
If you are at high risk for developing cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, wouldn't you want to know before experiencing symptoms? We offer cardiometabolic testing at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA to help you monitor your risks for chronic, life-altering illnesses and inflammation. You may also be at risk for metabolic syndrome, which can also be diagnosed by our board-certified physician in pulmonary, sleep, internal, and geriatric medicine, Dr. Abraham "Avi" Ishaaya.
Have you been told that you have the markers for metabolic syndrome by a doctor or a medical professional but didn't know what he or she meant? We can assess you for metabolic syndrome. Our team will evaluate your body weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood glucose, and inflammation levels for indications of metabolic syndrome. After having your cardiometabolic testing, you will know your levels of glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, inflammation markers, and cholesterol/triglyceride profiles, With all of this information, Dr. Ishaaya can give you an idea of how likely you are to develop the components of metabolic syndrome and associated long-term health problems. Contact our office to schedule your appointment for cardiometabolic testing today.
Why Is CardioMetabolic Testing Important?
A standard cholesterol test can show you have normal, healthy cholesterol levels; however, you may still be at risk for cardiometabolic disease. Because a standard cholesterol test only gives you part of your overall health picture, it can miss undetected risk factors. That's why full cardiometabolic testing at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers is crucial to detect and address cardiometabolic risk factors for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and inflammation. Don't let a cardiometabolic risk factor lurk undetected; contact our Los Angeles, CA office today to learn more about cardiometabolic testing and schedule your test.
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Who Should Consider a Cardiometabolic test?
Wondering if you should take a cardiometabolic test? If you can identify with any of the following statements, this test is for you have/or are a:
- Family history of heart disease, stroke or diabetes
- Poor diet
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Smoking habit
- Excess weight, especially around the midsection
- Over 45 years old
- High blood pressure
- Hormone imbalance
- Sleep apnea
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
How is a Cardiometabolic Test performed?
You will need to fast for a cardiometabolic test so that we can evaluate your fasting blood glucose level and triglycerides. We can administer your cardiometabolic test right here in our office as it only requires a blood test. Then, your blood can be sent to the lab for analysis.
What Can I Expect After A cardiometabolic test?
Dr. Ishaaya will make recommendations for your care after receiving your cardiometabolic test results in a follow-up appointment. As for your treatment options, he may suggest:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Medication management
- Nutrition coaching
- Smoking cessation classes
- Weight loss program
- Exercise program
- Stress-reduction techniques
- IV nutrient therapies
- Hormone testing
- Hormone replacement therapies
Together, you will come up with a game plan to take on your risks found in your recent cardiometabolic test.
Cardiometabolic Testing FAQ
What does cardiometabolic syndrome mean?
According to the Mayo Clinic, metabolic (or cardiometabolic) syndrome is a group of conditions that happen together that greatly increase a person’s risk for Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Cardiometabolic disease is increasingly common, affecting as many as 33% of American adults.
What is a cardiometabolic profile?
A cardiometabolic profile is created for a patient by taking a blood sample and running a series of tests to measure insulin, HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, total cholesterol, hemoglobin A1c, and possibly more if needed. The results of these tests can accurately determine your risk for heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes.
Is cardiometabolic disease genetic?
Yes, cardiometabolic diseases often have a genetic component, meaning they can run in families due to inherited genetic risk factors. However, lifestyle choices, such as diet and physical activity, also play a significant role in their development.
What are the top cardiometabolic risk factors?
The most common cardiometabolic risk factors include:
- High blood pressure
- High LDL cholesterol
- Low HDL cholesterol
- High blood fat (triglycerides)
- Smoking tobacco
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Unhealthy diet
How do I lower my cardiometabolic risks?
Lowering your cardiometabolic risk involves making healthy life changes, including eating a healthy diet, regularly exercising, losing weight, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, drinking enough water, and lowering sedentary activities.
How should I prepare for a cardiometabolic test?
To prepare for a cardiometabolic test, it's typically required that patients fast for at least 8 to 12 hours prior to their appointment. This means abstaining from food and beverages, except for water. Additionally, it's important to follow any specific instructions provided by Dr. Ishaaya and your other healthcare providers, such as temporarily discontinuing certain medications or avoiding strenuous exercise on the day of the test.
Ready for the test?
When you are ready to find out your risks for cardiometabolic illnesses, we are ready to provide you with our testing services at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA. Treating illnesses like pre-diabetes or heart disease in the early stages may give you a better chance of limiting the severity of the illness through preventive medicine and lifestyle changes. Contact our office if you would like more information on our cardiometabolic testing.
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