• July 3, 2018

What is Cardiometabolic Risk?

What is Cardiometabolic Risk?

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The term Cardiometabolic Risk describes the possibility for a person to undergo coronary heart disease or type 2 diabetes mellitus when several risk factors are grouped. However, let us be clear it is not a disease in itself, but a group of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders that, acting individually or in combination, can cause a significant deterioration in the health of individuals.

Cardiometabolic Risk factors are intimately related to the current lifestyle, as a constant imbalance between intake and caloric expenditure is very common, i.e., a lot of food and little expenditure.

Address the Cardiometabolic Risk Factors:

How are your numbers?

  1. Obesity, both by evaluation of BMI greater than or equal to 30 Kg/m² as well as the circumference of the abdominal waist, 102 cm for men and 88 cm women
  2. High LDL cholesterol, above 100 mg/dl
  3. High triglycerides above 150 mg/d
  4. HDL cholesterol ≥ 40 mg/dl in men and ≥ 50 mg/dl in women
  5. High blood pressure above 120/80 mmHg * (A.H.A)
  6. Glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) above 5.7% * (AHA)
  7. Resistance to insulin, above 11 mg/dl
  8. Glucose above 100 mg/dl (Blood Sugar)
  9. Physical inactivity
  10. Overeating
  11. Smoking habits

* (American Heart Association)

Each of these factors are dangerous on their own, but if combined they gradually increase the risk of cardiovascular and/or metabolic diseases.

The good news is that these factors can be modified with a healthy diet and the use of specific drugs indicated by your specialist doctor. It is also very important to implement healthy lifestyle changes, which is decisively important as a way to maintain a good health condition.