How to check your Cholesterol levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Cholesterol Test For?
A Cholesterol test is also known as a Total Cholesterol test.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It's mainly made by the liver, but can also be found in some foods.
Having a high cholesterol level, associated with a high amount of fats in your blood (hyperlipidaemia) can be detrimental to your health. There is evidence that having high cholesterol increases your risk from cardiovascular diseases and associated death. It's also important to consider the ratio of 'Good' and 'Bad' cholesterol.
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Cholesterol Testing UK Statistics 2021
58.7% of people tested have Cholesterol levels which are too high.
The average Cholesterol result is 8.2 mmol/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Men tend to report higher Cholesterol in their blood than women.
As many as one in two men tested have high levels of Cholesterol
of people have Cholesterol blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 41.3% with normal results?
What If Cholesterol Test Levels Are High?
Put simply: the lower your total cholesterol, the better.
Eating healthily and doing regular exercise can help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood. This is also proven to reduce your risk from cardiovascular disease.
High cholesterol can also be caused by inherited conditions so should be investigated further if other immediate relatives suffer from the condition.
What If Cholesterol Test Levels Are Low?
There has historically been some debate about whether a very low cholesterol level is harmful. Low cholesterol is often seen when there is an existing problem like malnutrition, liver disease, or cancer. However there is no evidence that low cholesterol causes any of these problems.
How To Test Cholesterol?
The Cholesterol Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Cholesterol in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Cholesterol levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Cholesterol Home Test Kit includes a Cholesterol test and is available for just £49.
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