Getting your cholesterol levels checked is an important part of staying healthy. High cholesterol levels increase your risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for people in their 60s (and older) in the UK. Knowing your cholesterol status can help you stay in control of your health. Here’s what you need to know about cholesterol blood test and how it can help you manage your lifestyle in your 60’s and after.
By closely monitoring your cholesterol levels with simple cholesterol testing and keeping it under control – you can maintain a healthy lifestyle for those age 60 and over.
If you’re living in the London area, one of the easiest ways to monitor your cholesterol to see what life changes you may need to make is to visit Anna pharmacy online to check out which private cholesterol blood tests are available in Sutton as well as our other branches.
What is Cholesterol?
Over time cholesterol accumulates in your arteries and can restrict the flow of blood and oxygen to and from your heart – thus causing heart disease. Reduced blood flow can result in chest pain, and if blood flow gets totally cut off, a heart attack might result.
For this reason, it’s even more important for seniors to keep cholesterol levels down to prevent heart disease. It is vital for older adults to maintain a healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise to manage cholesterol.
Thecauses of high cholesterolfor older adultscan be attributed toeating too many foods that are high in cholesterol, saturated fats, and trans fats. Other factors that can contribute to high cholesterol include obesity, genetics, diabetes, hypothyroidism, inactivity, and smoking.
With early detection of high cholesterol, you can typically reduce and control high cholesterol by eating a healthy diet, exercising, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Make an appointment with Anna pharmacy to get your private cholesterol blood tests in Wallington or any of our other London branches.
Cholesterol Blood Test
A Cholesterol Blood Test (also called a lipid test or lipid panel test) is a simple blood test that analyses the amount of fat content in your body. It’s done with either a prick to the finger or by drawing blood from your arm. In some cases, you may have to have a Cholesterol Fasting Test, in which case this cholesterol blood test requires fasting for approximately 12 hours prior to your blood test.
Anna pharmacy offers Cholesterol Blood Tests Hackbridge as well as our pharmacy locations in London. Contact any of our branches and speak to our knowledgeable, professional, and friendly staff of Pharmacists for information on our various blood tests and advice on Cholesterol Blood Tests.