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“...an easy to use home cholesterol test kit to check your cholesterol levels in the privacy of your own home...”.
High cholesterol levels are a major risk factor for heart attack, hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) and stroke. Our home cholesterol test kit gives you a reliable estimate of whether your overall cholesterol levels are within normal limits. Cholesterol testing is an important element of your healthy life.
What are the effects of high cholesterol levels?
If the cholesterol levels in your blood remain persistently high, deposits on the walls of the blood vessels cause a condition called arteriosclerosis. This disease develops unnoticed over decades as there are no obvious symptoms. However, it can be detected and treated in time if diagnosed at an early check-up and using a cholesterol test.
What are my chances of developing high cholesterol ?
Foods with high fat content, a hypoactive thyroid, badly managed diabetes, chronic liver disease or long-term use of various medication such as the pill or diuretics can lead to increased cholesterol levels.
What's more, there is a very strong link with so-called 'familial hypercholesterolemia' or an inherited tendency toward elevated cholesterol levels. If other members of your family have or have had high cholesterol levels you should consider using a home cholesterol testing or arrange to have one done by your GP.
Testing is easy with our home cholesterol testing kit. It is supplied with everything you need to perform the test. Prick your finger quickly and easily with the micro-lancet to obtain a drop of blood. Place a drop of blood on the test strip and wait for three minutes. Match the colour on the strip with the disc and read off your level.
What does the result tell me?
Overall cholesterol levels of up to 200 mg/dl (5.2 mmol/l) is normal for adults. If your reading is higher, please visit your doctor for a medical check-up as soon as possible.
Why is cholesterol testing useful?
Cholesterol testing is useful to firstly determine whether you overall level is within normal limits and also to retest yourself periodically to assess the effectiveness of any cholesterol reduction strategy you may embark upon.
This way you can proactively manage this particular aspect of your own health and well being. Even if your cholesterol levels are within normal limits it is useful to continue testing periodically to make sure you stay that way and to detect any increases early. Cholesterol levels can be reduced in several ways; consult your doctor for further advice.
Self testing is a very useful tool for those wishing to be proactive in their own well being. Thank you for considering the home cholesterol test kit from Checkmybody.
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