There’s one crucial health metric that your doctor probably isn’t testing you for…
Yet, having a high level could mean you’re a ticking time bomb for heart disease.
In fact, a projected 64 million people have a level high enough to DOUBLE their risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
Learn all the details right here, before it’s too late…
The level you need to know
I’m talking about Lipoprotein(a)—or Lp(a).
It’s a type of cholesterol. And as your levels increase, so does your ASCVD risk.
In fact, without knowing this number, you risk will be greatly underestimated.
That’s because the commonly used ASCVD risk calculator simply isn’t enough. (This test calculates an estimated risk dependent on personal health factors, including sex, age, race, cholesterol, blood pressure, and pre-existing conditions, like diabetes.)
Whereas, if you know your Lp(a) level, you can better predict your risk—and take steps to protect your heart before it’s too late.
Normal results are considered below 30 mg/dL, or 1.7 mmol/L. Anything higher will put you at risk of recurrent cardiovascular events—and very expensive procedures like stents, bypass surgery, and more. (All of which come with risks.)
Knowledge is power
Do you know why conventional medicine doesn’t test for Lp(a)? The answer won’t surprise you…
This is an inherited marker that’s resistant to pharmacologic intervention. Therefore, Big Pharma can’t make big bucks off of artificially lowering levels with a drug.
But, consider this: The U.S. spends over $350 billion annually on ASCVD. And a test for Lp(a) is only around $100. Hmm… I’d say that’s a small price to pay to be able to identify those at high risk for a cardiovascular event!
And guess who does test their entire population? CANADA. And EUROPE. (Again, not surprised.)
Now, there are trials underway looking for ways to lower one’s Lp(a) level. And of course, if a drug is ever developed, I bet the narrative changes. (It seems modern medicine needs Big Pharma to tell them when something is important or not. No wonder American health is ranked so low!)
Well folks… knowledge is power. And I know you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t want to know the most you could for your health. So, schedule your annual checkup. Go for routine bloodwork. And make sure your doctor discusses all of your heart health metrics with you, especially Lp(a).
(Other important levels include blood pressure, c-reactive protein [CRP], homocysteine, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate [ESR], fibrinogen, HbA1C, and a comprehensive lipid panel.)
After all, our job is to guide our patients toward better health. And that starts with getting a FULL picture of how our patients’ hearts are functioning.
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