Check your Hearts Health

This package was created for understanding your risk factors for heart disease. It is designed for everyone that is interested in a comprehensive look into the heart`s health and preventing heart disease.

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What will be tested

This package will check for abnormalities in lipids, glucose levels and inflammation.

Biomarkers:

High-density Lipoproteids (HDL) are also known as the “good” cholesterol due to the fact that it carries cholesterol from different parts of the body back to the liver, which then removes it.
Low-density Lipoproteins (LDL) are also known as the “bad” cholesterol, and are calculated based on the triglyceride levels in the blood. High levels of LDL lead to a build-up of cholesterol in the arteries.
Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood. When you eat more food than your body needs it converts the extra calories into triglycerides that are stored by the body in fat cells. When high levels of triglyceride are detected in the blood, it is usually related to several factors such as being overweight, drinking too much alcohol, eating too many sweet foods, smoking, or having diabetes with high sugar levels.
Cholesterol is a fat-like, waxy substance that can be found in all the cells in the body. The body requires some cholesterol to create vitamin D hormones and substances that help with the digestion. When there is too much cholesterol, it can combine with other substances in the blood that can lead to plaque that sticks to the walls of the arteries. This can cause atherosclerosis or coronary artery decease.
The Triglyceride / HDL Ratio is calculated to measure the LDL particle size. Small and dense LDL particles are harmful for the health of the heart. Research has shown that there is a strong link between Triglyceride / HDL Ratio and the risk of a heart disease. So even if total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol are at a normal level, a high Triglyceride / HDL Ratio indicates an increased risk of heart disease.
Non-HDL cholesterol is measured by subtracting HDL cholesterol from the total cholesterol. A high level of non-HDL Cholesterol is an additional indicator to see if there is risk of heart disease. In particular, this test is used when triglycerides levels are very high, which makes the LDL cholesterol less accurate.

HDL/Total cholesterol ratio is calculated by dividing the total cholesterol level with the HDL cholesterol level. A low HDL/Total cholesterol ratio is an additional indicator for heart disease.

On average a red blood cell lives about 3 months, as a result a HbA1c test can measure glucose levels over 3 months, indicating if a person is at risk of pre-diabetes or diabetes. People who have diabetes need this test regularly to see if their levels are staying within range.
A CRP test measures the level of C-reactive proteins in the blood to diagnose chronic or acute conditions that cause inflammation. Although, unlike a normal CRP test that measures high levels of C-creatine protein, A high sensitivity CRP (hr-CRP) test is performed to pick up the low levels of C-creatine protein, which is used to detect low-grade inflammations.