Cardiometabolic health refers to the condition of the heart and blood vessels. It is a term that covers a wide range of diseases, including atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
- One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.
- About 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Heart disease costs the United States about $363 billion each year from 2016 to 2017.2 This includes the cost of healthcare services, medicines, and lost productivity due to death.
These statistics are staggering, but there is hope. The Institute for Human Optimization can help you to improve your cardiometabolic health and reduce your risk of heart disease. Our unique program combines the latest in medical science with modern approaches to health and wellness.
AREAS OF ASSESSMENT:
At the Institute for Human Optimization, we utilize a state-of-the-art 3D body scanner that provides patients a 3D body scan, hundreds of measurements, posture analytics, body shape rating wellness metrics, and more. This will help us determine your risk for developing cardiometabolic diseases and help us create a tailored program to improve your health.
We will order a comprehensive blood panel to assess your current health status and to identify any potential problems.
We will check your blood pressure to assess your risk for hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases.
We will order an advanced lipid profile to assess your risk for atherosclerosis and other heart diseases.
We will check your glucose levels to assess your risk for diabetes and other cardiometabolic diseases.
Insulin Resistance Risk:
We will assess your insulin resistance risk to determine your risk for diabetes and other cardiometabolic diseases. This means looking at fasting insulin or fasting C-Peptide levels, fasting glucose, fasting triglycerides, HbA1c levels.
Advanced Cholesterol Panel:
We will order an advanced cholesterol panel to assess your risk for atherosclerosis and other heart diseases. This will include a complete lipid profile, as well as Lp(a), apoB, and hs-CRP levels.
Inflammation and Plaque Risk Markers:
We will order tests to assess your risk for inflammation and plaque build-up in your arteries. This will include C-Reactive Protein, Lp-PLA2, and homocysteine levels.
We will test your ApoE status to assess your risk for atherosclerosis and other heart diseases.
We will measure your arterial stiffness to assess your risk for hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases.
Coronary Artery Calcium:
We may recommend measuring the calcium in your coronary arteries to assess your risk for atherosclerosis and other heart diseases.
In some cases, we may order additional tests to assess your risk for cardiometabolic diseases. These could include a thyroid panel, an adrenal panel, or other tests as deemed necessary by our team of experts.
By looking at these advanced preventative screenings, we can get a better understanding of your risk for developing cardiometabolic diseases. Armed with this information, we can create a tailored program to help you improve your health and reduce your risk factors.
IS OUR CARDIOMETABOLIC PROGRAM RIGHT FOR YOU?
At the Institute for Human Optimization, our Cardiometabolic Program was designed for people who have or are at risk for developing cardiometabolic diseases. This could include people who:
- Have high blood pressure
- Have high cholesterol
- Have diabetes
- Are obese or overweight
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Are postmenopausal women