Heart Disease Risk Blood Test
A heart disease risk blood test can help you to determine your risk for developing heart disease, through the measure of various biomarkers. This information can help you take steps to reduce the risk and protect your health.
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL Cholesterol
- HDL % of total
- LDL Cholesterol
- Non HDL Cholesterol
Who is this for?
Total cholesterol measures the total amount of cholesterol in your blood, including HDL and LDL. Cholesterol is created in the liver and plays an important role in multiple bodily functions such as; creating vitamin D and bile and being the membrane of all of your body's cells. Cholesterol helps to transport fatty acids around through the blood, and can act as a great indicator of your heart health, such as predispositions to cardiovascular issues such as a heart attack and heart disease.
HDL is an abbreviation for high-density lipoprotein and is often referred to as the 'good cholesterol' because of its role in removing other forms of cholesterol from your body. HDL can help to protect your heart and blood vessels due to its anti-inflammatory effect, anti-oxidant properties and its ability to remove excess fat to the liver for processing. Therefore having optimal HDL levels is essential to your health. Our Welzo HDL test will identify your HDL levels and give insight into improvements that need to be made to help boost your HDL levels.
LDL or Low-density lipoprotein helps the body transport fat such as Triglycerides. However, LDL is often referred to as the 'bad' cholesterol because when your LDL levels are elevated, you face an increased risk of cardiovascular issues. These include heart attack and heart disease. This occurs as LDL can lead to fatty deposits accruing in the artery walls leading to atherosclerosis.
To check inflammation levels, we conducted an advanced CRP evaluation. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein found in the blood which increases in response to inflammation. CRP is produced by the liver in response to inflammation. It is a biomarker of inflammation that is strongly associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack and stroke. High levels of CRP are found in people with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and in people who have had a recent heart attack or stroke. CRP is not a specific marker for any one disease, but it is a valuable indicator of inflammation.
Triglycerides are a blood fat playing an essential part in the healthy function of your body. Triglycerides are the body's primary storage method for fat and can be used as an energy source. Triglycerides are created in the liver, and while they are essential for energy and fat storage, having elevated levels of triglycerides can lead to cardiovascular issues. Therefore it is crucial to monitor your triglycerides when checking overall cholesterol levels.
Total Cholesterol: HDL %
HDL, high-density lipoprotein) percentage of total calculates the amount of HDL you have compared to your total cholesterol level. This specific test biomarker assesses your cardiovascular risk by calculating the total amount of 'good' vs 'bad' and total cholesterol you have in your blood. Doctors and heart disease assessment calculators use this % of the total to evaluate your overall cardiovascular health.
While we are individually measuring your HDL and LDL levels in this test, we will also carry out a non-HDL cholesterol check. This essentially includes all harmful cholesterol in your blood sample and is considered a primary indicator and risk assessment tool for cardiovascular health. Non-HDL levels should generally be below 4mmol/L. HDL and LDL levels can then be monitored to evaluate how any implementation of diet and lifestyle changes impacts your individual cholesterol levels, helping you to optimise your lifestyle based on your biomarkers.
Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?
The Heart Disease Risk Blood Test is suitable for individuals with one or more of the following conditions:
1. High Blood Pressure
2. Cardiovascular history
3. High Cholesterol
5. Stressful Lifestyle
Why take a test?
The Heart Disease Risk Blood test will assess your heart health. It also checks for any factors that may directly have an impact on your heart health such as cholesterol levels and inflammation caused due to illness or infection. If you have a history of heart disease that runs in the family, it is likely you could be affected. Take a simple finger-prick blood test and find out.
Experts Opinion on Heart Disease Tests
"Heart disease is very common and can be caused by many reasons. This panel monitors cholesterol levels and hs-CRP (High sensitivity CRP), a blood marker shown to be a risk factor for heart disease. This test can sensitively pick up if there is an inflammatory issue within the blood vessels, even at low levels."
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