Who should be tested?
Who should receive advanced testing?
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Tobacco smoker
- Physical inactivity
- Overweight and Obesity
- Pre-diabetes or diabetes
- Family history of cardiovascular disease, stroke, thrombosis or diabetes
- Age >45
All chronic conditions warrant some form of investigation
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Pain
- Mood Disorders
- Thyroid disorders
- Chronic GI issues
- Autoimmune disease
- Neurological diseases
- Respiratory diseases
- Reproductive issues
Metabolic syndrome describes a combination of conditions include: obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and certain cancers. The best strategy to prevent and manage Metabolic Syndrome is to strive for early detection and participate in intensive dietary and lifestyle modifications. If you have 1/5 of the below features you are at risk, if you have 3/5 you have Metabolic Syndrome.
- Waist Circumference: >40” Males or >35” Females
- High Triglycerides >150 mg/dL or lipid medication use
- Low HDL (good cholesterol): >40 Males >50 Females or cholesterol medication use
- High Blood Pressure >130/85 or blood pressure medication use
- High Fasting Blood Glucose >100 or diabetes medication use
Hormone imbalance can lead to fat storage
Obesity rates in America are highest among adults over age 40. This is the age when hormone levels begin to shift and decline. A hormone imbalance can change the body composition percentage with a decrease in lean muscle and an increase in fat mass. Major triggers of hormone imbalances are chronic stress, lack of sleep, poor dietary habits and a sedentary lifestyle. An undetected hormone imbalance may be sabotaging your weight management program and raising your risk of chronic illness.
With innovative blood tests Blueprint Diagnostics research and science goes far beyond standard screening methods to determine an individual’s health risk.