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How do I know if I have high cholesterol?

Do you have high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in every cell in the body which is produced naturally by the liver and can also be obtained from the diet. Found in all animal food products, it is vital for the maintenance of cell membranes, production of vitamin D and bile acid.

Read more about cholesterol here

Because there are no obvious signs or symptoms of high cholesterol, a blood test is needed to check cholesterol levels. A cholesterol blood test will usually measure levels of triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol as well as determining your risk of heart disease based on the ratio of HDL to total cholesterol. 

Medichecks Cholesterol Check is the perfect way to measure cholesterol levels and determine your risk of developing heart disease. This test can be completed easily from the comfort of your own home using our finger prick test kit.

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