The ZRT Laboratory Blog

The ZRT Blog is an extensive resource for patients and health care providers searching for health and hormone testing information. Here, you can read about ZRT’s cutting edge research, advances in testing, wellness advice, and health industry highlights.

Comparing Online Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment Tools

Posted by Margaret Groves on Friday, 27 February

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We’ve been hearing a lot about heart disease over the past few weeks as awareness of risk factors is actively promoted during American Heart Month in February. 

There are several risk factor assessment tools available online. While some basic information is common to all of them, there are differences in the factors included in the assessment, sometimes resulting in a different assessed risk value.

Let’s take a look at the current guidelines, and compare some of the online risk assessment tools.

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Men's Heart Health & Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Alison McAllister on Thursday, 20 February

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Men and testosterone therapy have been a hot topic in the news recently.

Stories are filled with cautions about the use of testosterone therapy in men causing heart attacks and leading many doctors to question testosterone supplementation.

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Can Metabolic Syndrome Lead to Diabetes & Heart Disease?

Posted by Candace Burch on Thursday, 03 October

b2ap3_thumbnail_All-the-Purple-Ladies.jpgLast week we discussed how shifting hormone levels can lead to fat storage. This week we continue the discussion on the link between hormones and weight gain.

Chances are that many of your patients have never heard of insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome. And yet this cluster of conditions and symptoms has become synonymous in the medical literature with dramatically higher risks for diabetes and heart disease.

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How Does Stress Level Affect Overall Risk of Getting Heart Disease?

Posted by Dr. Sanjay Kapur on Monday, 18 February

stressed man at his deskStress and depression have both been linked with diabetes and heart disease, and if left untreated, can lead to more complications. Understanding these two contributing factors can help doctors formulate suitable treatment plans for their patients, so it is important to discuss the possibility of having either stress or depression with our health care providers even if they forget to ask. 

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