High Cholesterol

Equipment for Testing Cholesterol

Cholesterol is  a major risk factor and if left unchecked, can prove fatal. However, not all cholesterol is bad for the body. There are two types of cholesterol- one is good cholesterol or HDL (high-density lipoproteins) and the other is LDL (low-density lipoproteins) or bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol and triglycerides are responsible for formation of arterial plaque and the subsequent increase in risk of cardiovascular disease.

Home based cholesterol monitoring equipment is essential for testing cholesterol levels in the privacy and convenience of your home. Such equipment is necessary to monitor cholesterol levels in patients with high cholesterol and at risk of heart disease. Home based cholesterol monitors feature the latest technology. These devices measure the level of LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides in just less than 12 minutes. One can store cholesterol results and also see the average results.

One of the popular devices for measuring cholesterol is the CholesTrak. This device is approved by the FDA. It  measures the total blood cholesterol level by taking just a drop of blood from your fingertip. It is one of the best reliable and economical cholesterol monitors and has an accuracy rate of 97%

It is recommended that you should test your cholesterol 4 to 5 times in a month. Blood cholesterol levels wary and measuring your cholesterol  periodically will help you to arrive at an average reading and you will know whether you have high blood cholesterol or not.