Cholesterol is made by Liver in your body with the type of food you eat like meat, eggs, butter, cheese. It is a type of fat found in your blood which increases because of eating saturated fats found in animal products and trans fats found in commercial baked and cooked products like cookies etc. You can get it checked by a blood test.
A Cholesterol blood test is the first step in diagnosing high Cholesterol. The screening test that is usually performed is called a Lipid profile. Results of your test will come in form of numbers and also the first thing you need to know is that the numbers by themselves are not enough to predict your risk of heart problems instead the level of cholesterol also depends upon age, your BP and the usage of BP medicines, and of course your smoking status.
Your blood cholesterol is a measure of
1. LDL cholesterol – Bad Cholesterol – High risk
2. HDL Cholesterol – Good Cholesterol – Low risk
And other Lipid components.
Your doctor will use your Total Cholesterol numbers to determine your risk for heart disease and how it could be managed in a best way may be by:
– Focusing on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans.
– Be mindful of fat intake
– Eating more plant sources of protein.
– Moving and eat lesser refined floor and grains.
So get your Cholesterol regularized and minimized and opt for right Lipid test packages at your doorsteps. It’s not an exhaustive list. Please consult your Doctor for proper diagnosis. You can get Cholesterol test done at your home.
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