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3 Reasons You Should Test Lp(a)

When was last time that your doctor tested your Lp(a), Lipoprotein(a)?

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Running a basic lipid panel is the standard for your annual physical. In my 10 + years as a nutritionist I have seen less than 10% of doctors ran Lp(a) or advanced lipid panel. Knowing your cholesterol is important but it doesn’t give you the whole picture of your vascular system.

Here are 3 reasons why you should know your Lp(a) number

Adrenal Stress

Did you know that when you have this pattern in your blood test, there’s a possibility of an adrenal stress?

  • Normal or increased sodium levels              Your Lab Works 2
  • Decreased potassium levels
  • Increased sodium:potassium ratio
  • Decreased cholesterol and triglyceride levels

When your blood test is analysed by a functional nutritionist, they are trained to see beyond the obvious, you get so much more than just what’s outside of laboratory ranges . This is why my patients get surprised by the information I share with them after looking at their blood test results.