What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is found in your blood. It is a fatty substance that every cell in your body uses. Cholesterol is produced naturally in your liver and some cholesterol comes from the food we eat.
High cholesterol is when you have too much cholesterol in your blood. If you have high levels of cholesterol, you have a greater risk of developing heart disease such as a heart attack or stroke.
What are the symptoms of high cholesterol?
There are often no symptoms of high cholesterol which is why it is so important to get it checked out. This Cholesterol Self Test is a convenient and effective way to test your cholesterol level. It allows you to monitor your cholesterol without having to visit your GP or health practitioner.
What is the treatment for high cholesterol?
The treatment for high cholesterol is changes to a healthy lifestyle like stopping smoking, improving your diet to a healthy balanced diet that is low in saturated fat, doing more exercise, weight loss and sometimes medications such as Statins.