Get a Cholesterol Test in Longfield, Dartford or Gravesend
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that helps your body function normally
It’s mainly made by the liver, but can also be found in some foods. Having an excessively high level of cholesterol in your blood can block your blood vessels. It can have terrible impact on your health and makes you more at risk to having heart problems or strokes. Get peace of mind by booking a cholesterol test in Longfield, Dartford or Gravesend today.
High cholesterol is mainly caused by eating fatty food, not exercising enough, being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol. It can also run in families. You can lower your cholesterol by eating healthily and getting more exercise. Some people may also need to take medication to manage the condition.
Why you should get a cholesterol test
High cholesterol does not cause symptoms and therefore your may want to have your blood cholesterol levels tested if you:
- have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease, stroke or mini stroke (TIA), or peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- have a family history of early cardiovascular disease
- have a close family member who has a cholesterol-related condition
- are overweight
- have high blood pressure, diabetes, or a health condition that can increase cholesterol levels
To make an appointment, or for more information, call or pop into the pharmacy and speak to one of our highly trained staff.