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Cholesterol Test

Doctors often remind their patients to come in once a year to undergo a cholesterol test. Many of us just smile and nod, while some do intend to have the test done yearly. But most people either forget or purposely don’t go because they don’t see what the big deal is about having their cholesterol levels checked.

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So why is this test so important? The simple answer is because it can help you prevent heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems. It can let you know whether or not you need to make changes to your current lifestyle so that you can be healthier in YOUR future.

Cholesterol Test Kits

One of the reasons people give for not undergoing a cholesterol screening test is because of the inconvenience of having to go to the doctor or hospital to have it done. Today however, you can actually perform the test right in your own home, thanks to the home cholesterol test kits that are now available in pharmacies everywhere. They are also very easy to use and you don’t need to have any medical background at all in order to perform the test. These test kits have been thoroughly tested and are quite reliable, providing highly accurate results.

Another way of doing the cholesterol test at home is to visit websites of pathology laboratories that take samples and send the results back to you. Basically, what you have to do is take some of your blood and put it in a sealed container that they provide and then mail the sample to them along with a stamped self-addressed envelope. They will run the tests in their laboratory and send the detailed results back to you in a day or two. This method is certainly more convenient as it is not as time-consuming as a visit to the doctor.

Lowering Cholesterol Levels

Now that these handy testing methods are available, there is no longer any reason for you to put off cholesterol screening indefinitely. As you keep postponing your testing, your cholesterol levels may be rising beyond the healthy range and you may already be in serious trouble without even realizing it. Ignoring a potential health problem will not make it go away and will probably lead to bigger problems in the future.

Unfortunate consequences of our modern lifestyle for many people are the accompanying lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Corresponding advancements in medical technology are making options such as these home test kits available to the greater community. So the least we can do is take advantage of this technology when it benefits us!

Home cholesterol test kits have actually been available since the early 1990s but it is only now that people are really starting to take advantage of this device to improve their health. Don’t be the last to try it – get tested now. Once you have the results you can make informed decisions regarding your health and future. Don’t ignore possible problems. Accept responsibility for your own health and do what is necessary to maintain and hopefully improve it.



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18 Comments

  1. I’ve never heard of this before but that sounds amazing and could be quite helpful. A cholesterol test could be a great help and convenient as well.

  2. Wow didn’t know it was home cholesterol test out there. This can save lives.

  3. Ohh I think I might need to get this for my dad. I have been trying to tell him to get tested for ages.

  4. katrina Kroeplin says:

    my boyfriend needs to do this test. i’m sending him this link now. thanks for the info.

  5. Well said! In this day and age, we are having more access to the equipment we need to help us monitor our lives and live them better. All we have to do is stretch out our hand and take responsibility of our own lives. I love that!

  6. I havent tried getting this test done, but I don’t think i would fail this because i am watching out my foods. 🙂 but, love this post! great reminder…

  7. This anyone of any age can benefit taking a cholesterol test. Especially those who consume a lot of butter, ghee, cheese, and eggs. I know of someone who was sick (only 25) and it was because they were eating so much curd and ghee a day. After they cut back on the amount they were eating (which was an outrageous amount) their cholesterol levels were back to normal.

  8. I had no idea these tests existed. Science is wonderful.

  9. I can’t remember the last time I got my cholesterol checked. I did get my A1C checked about 6 months ago, but don’t think cholesterol was checked as well. Something I should probably do.

  10. I have never thought of getting my cholesterol test done. I hate visiting hospitals and it is nice to know that I can test mine at home.

  11. These are amazing test kits! I have used a few cholesterol tests and it told me I needed to start a new lifestyle eating clean. For this I dropped a lot of bad cholesterol in a about 3 months.

  12. I hope I`m fine) I eat pretty healthy, and try to move alot. It is great that we can test at home now, very convenient.

  13. jkblooming4gmailcom says:

    I didn’t know that these tests were available. You’ve given me some important information.

  14. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    Great! I have to get my cholesterol levels checked every 3 months and it is great that I can do this at home now. Going to the clinic is such a hassle. You have to have extreme patient to deal with the long lines, waiting for approval from your insurance, and then having to drive home again. Glad to know of a home testing kit.

  15. Neely Moldovan says:

    I have actually never thought about it. No one in my family has had high cholesterol before but how interesting that you can do them at home!

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