What is the cholesterol self-test?
The test measures the concentration of cholesterol in the blood to check for abnormally high levels. Cholesterol is needed for the production of bile, cells and hormones. It is absorbed by nutrition and is produced by the body cells that produce it. The concentration of cholesterol in the blood is measured by the tests to detect abnormally high cholesterol levels. The two main types are HDL and LDL. HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) is often referred to as „good“ cholesterol because it seems to remove excess cholesterol from the arteries. LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) is often referred to as „bad“ cholesterol because it usually deposits on the walls of the vein.
The test is easy to perform and the result is as reliable as a professional test in a hospital lab.
For whom is the self-test suitable?
High cholesterol increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Most people do not notice that they have high blood cholesterol. That’s why it’s important to measure cholesterol levels. This applies to people with and without cardiovascular diseases. The test is not suitable for people who use blood thinners and children under 18 years. For more information, see the package leaflet.
How does the test work?
The cholesterol test is based on the reaction of cholesterol esterase / cholesterol oxidase / peroxidase / chromogen. The intensity of the color developed by the reaction is proportional to the cholesterol concentration in the blood. The test allows you to check the level of cholesterol in your blood. Properly used, accuracy and reliability are at least 97%.
Why should I do the test?
Cholesterol is produced by the liver and mainly derived from food. It contributes to the formation of cell membranes, neurons and hormones. The normal cholesterol level should be lower than 200 mg / dl; higher values increase the risk of heart attacks and arteriosclerosis. High cholesterol is one of the most important risk factors for the development of heart disease and heart attacks. It is important to find out how high the levels are, as lowering cholesterol levels reduces the risk of heart attacks. Checking blood cholesterol is a very good tool for checking your own health and, if necessary, taking the necessary precautionary measures.
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat that your body needs to function properly.
Symptoms of high cholesterol
Too much cholesterol can lead to the following complications:
If you are a man, you should check your cholesterol level regularly, starting at age 35 or younger. If you are a woman, you should start routine cholesterol testing from the age of 45 years or younger. To be on the safe side, you should repeat your cholesterol test every five years once you are 20 years old. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, strokes or high blood pressure, or if you are taking any medication to control your cholesterol level, you should check your cholesterol every year. This can be done easily by the cholesterol self-test.
When do you have a high cholesterol risk?
Testing cholesterol through a self-test is very important if you:
All these things can increase the risk of developing high cholesterol.
Therefore, it is advisable to check your cholesterol level regularly, this is now very easy with our self-tests that allow you to quickly and easily check the level of your cholesterol.
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