Description of Cholesterol test:
This cholesterol home test is intended for home use by people who have not previously had a cholesterol test to give an indication of whether the cholesterol level is high enough to consult a physician for further advice or monitor cholesterol levels at home.
Your blood cholesterol level has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease. High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. A risk factor is a condition that increases your chance of getting a disease. In fact, the higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. Each year, more than a million Americans have heart attacks, and about a half-million people die from heart disease.
When there is too much cholesterol (a fat-like substance) in your blood, it builds up in the walls of your arteries. Over time, this buildup causes “hardening of the arteries” so that arteries become narrowed and blood flow to the heart is slowed down or blocked. The blood carries oxygen to the heart, and if enough blood and oxygen cannot reach your heart, you may suffer chest pain. If the blood supply to a portion of the heart is completely cut off by a blockage, the result is a heart attack.
- The Cholesterol Test includes the following components:
- 1 aluminum pouch with a test plate;
- 1 Sterile lancet;
- 1 Plaster;
- Table 1 Results.
Cholesterol levels in the blood may be too high by eating a lot of saturated fat, eating lots of cholesterol-rich foods (egg yolks, milk, full-fat cheese and butter, organ meats, shrimp and eel), excess body weight, hereditary (familial hypercholesterolemia ), an underactive thyroid, diabetes and the use of certain medications.
This product is not currently being sold.
CE certified for home use.