This test examines your inflammatory & cardiovascular markers, looking particularly at markers like your levels of Triglycerides, CRP, LDL, HDL, Homocysteine.
By examining these, we’re able to check for systemic inflammation and disease risk associated with poor metabolic functions and hormone levels.
A full cardiovascular profile is able to give an in-depth look at your heart function and the levels of inflammation in your body; both aspects which can cause serious health problems if left untreated.
Triglycerides: a type of fat found in your blood. A high level of these might raise your risk of heart disease and may be a sign of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is the combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, too much fat around the waist, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and high triglycerides. It’s very common to see these imbalances in a thyroid patient.
CRP (C-reactive protein): a non-specific test used to detect inflammation if there is a high suspicion of tissue injury or infection somewhere in the body, but the test cannot tell where the inflammation is or what condition is causing it. CRP is not diagnostic of any one condition, but it can be used together with signs and symptoms and other tests to evaluate an individual for an acute or chronic inflammatory condition.
Homocysteine: a naturally occurring amino acid produced as part of the body’s methylation process and is created when methionine is broken down. It can be used to determine if a person has a vitamin B12 or folate deficiency. High levels can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke, blood clots, Alzheimer’s, dementia, declining memory, poor concentration and judgment and lowered mood, difficulty conceiving, risk from repeated early miscarriages, migraines, and those with conditions such as diabetes and osteoporosis. Homocysteine has been shown to play a crucial role as a key marker for disease development and health throughout a person’s life.
When thyroid conditions go untreated issues can arise with your cardiovascular health and inflammation problems. Having access to a full map out of your cardiovascular system helps your practitioner to make decisions and construct the best personalised treatment plan for your individual health and lifestyle situation.