Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can increase your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases.
60 % of adults in the UK may have higher than normal cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol levels can be reduced with the right lifestyle changes which can reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke or angina.
You can buy effective 'statin' medication can help to lower high cholesterol levels if exercise and a better diet alone aren't having the desired effect.
there are two types of lipoproteins,
Good Cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL)
Bad Cholesterol: low-density lipoprotein (LDL),
What should my level be?
What are the symptoms?
There aren't usually warning signs if your blood cholesterol is too high. Most people only realise they have a problem when their other health problems arise.
When should I have a test done?
There are a number of factors that increase your chances of having high cholesterol if you fall into the category of any of the things listed below a test is recommended.
over 40 years old
high blood pressure
underactive thyroid gland
had a stroke
High cholesterol runs in the family
family history of early cardiovascular disease
How do I get tested?
You can go to your GP and they will take a blood test to find out your levels of good and bad cholesterol, alternatively you can purchase a blood test online and get your results back within a few days. Our doctor can view your results and after a small consultation be able to help.
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If you have any further questions about any of our products please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help you. Once you have your prescription we will be able to process your order through our trusted UK Pharmacy.
When you purchase a test we offer a finger prick kit as standard, you take blood from you finger at home.
However the more markers you test for, the more blood we need.
We strongly recommend if you are testing more than 5 markers or 2 vials to have blood taken from the vein.
If you know anyone that can do this for you, a friend or local clinic, if so please choose the venous kit (free of charge) If not we can arrange to have someone come to your home or place of work to take your sample for you For this service please choose phlebotomist visit.