Is your heart healthy? Let’s find out.

Too often people wait until they experience a life-threatening heart issue before they start taking their cardiovascular health seriously. Cardiovascular issues often develop gradually, without noticeable symptoms. Take steps now to keep your cardiovascular system strong and healthy. Is your heart healthy

Step 1: Understand Your Cardiovascular System

Your cardiovascular system, which includes your heart and blood vessels, plays a vital role in delivering oxygen and nutrients to every cell in your body.

Step 2 : Measure Key Cardiovascular Biomarkers

If you can measure it, you can improve it. The right blood test can provide measurable indicators of your cardiovascular health to identify potential issues early on. Make sure your blood test includes some of the following advanced biomarkers to get a clear picture of your heart health. Is your heart healthy

  • Apolipoprotein B
    ApoB is a protein found in LDL cholesterol. It can provide a more accurate assessment of cardiovascular risk than LDL alone since it tells us the number of LDL particles in your blood. These are the particles that can enter your blood vessel wall leading to the buildup of plaque and atherosclerosis.
  • Lipoprotein(a)
    High levels of this Lp(a) can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.This marker has a strong genetic component.
  • Homocysteine
    Elevated levels of this amino acid have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and all cause mortality.
  • Myeloperoxidase
    MPO is an enzyme involved in inflammation and oxidative stress in your arteries.
  • Triglycerides
    These are fats that circulate in the bloodstream and indicate an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. They are associated with metabolic syndrome and blood sugar problems.
  • Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2
    The Lp-PLA2 enzyme is another marker of inflammation in the blood vessels and is linked to an increase of plaque in the arteries. Measuring this helps identify early warning signs of heart attack and stroke.

By including these advanced biomarkers in your regular blood work, you can establish a more comprehensive understanding of your cardiovascular health and risk for cardiovascular disease

Step 3: Work with a Physician Who’s Dedicated to Proactive Care

Find a physician who specializes in data-driven, proactive care. Your physician should help you identify areas of risk presented in your biomarkers and help you address them through personalized lifestyle and medical interventions. Is your heart healthy

Step 4: Test…Again

By including a baseline test is just the first step. The real power lies in the regular monitoring of these biomarkers over time and understanding the interventions that have the most positive impact on your health.

Where does Fountain Life come in?

As part of our CORE membership, you’ll get a quarterly blood panel that tests for advanced cardiovascular biomarkers as well as biomarkers to help you understand your metabolic function, hormone health, inflammation, nutritional status and more.

You’ll be paired with a Fountain Life physician and health coach well-versed in analyzing blood results and helping you take proactive steps towards preventing heart disease and maintaining a healthy circulatory system. Your tailored plan may include dietary changes, exercise recommendations, stress management techniques, and targeted supplementation.

With CORE, you’ll gain access to la carte testing diagnostics in our Fountain Life Centers. Our Coronary CT Angiography scan is a non-invasive diagnostics that evaluates the presence, amount, and type of plaque in the heart’s arteries.

Learn more about the CORE membership by scheduling an exploratory call with one of our team members today. Is your heart healthy