Cholesterol Management >> Testing Cholesterol
A simple blood test is the first line of defense in lowering cholesterol. From this test your healthcare professional can tell the levels of your Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and your total cholesterol.
New devices and even home testing kits are starting to make their way into mainstream cholesterol management. All of the information and technology is designed to better educate the public and give them the tools they need to know their numbers and keep those numbers in a healthy range.
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Testing Cholesterol and Treatments
Can Skin Testing Tell If You Need to Lower Cholesterol?
Studies indicated that the level of cholesterol in the skin can
give very early warning signs of coronary disease.
Accurate Testing Needed to Determine if You Need
to Lower Cholesterol
In order to make your cholesterol test
the most accurate assessment possible to see if you need to lower
cholesterol, then you should follow a few careful steps.
Why Test for Cholesterol?
A blood test to see if you need to lower cholesterol is often a part of a normal, routine physical. This and other tests can help make you aware of potential health problems and start you on the path of treating them, before they become serious health issues.
Home Cholesterol Testing
Is home testing effective in checking cholesterol levels?
How Is A Lipid Profile Used to Manage Cholesterol?
A lipid profile is used in the management of cholesterol by giving your doctor some important information about your cholesterol and the amount of fat a.k.a.lipids in your blood.
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