Having your cholesterol level monitored is very important in preventing heart diseases. High cholesterol level is the main risk factor for heart attacks. Cholesterol monitors is very much already available on the market nowadays even without prescription and it is cheap too. It has been available over-the-counter since 1993 and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Home cholesterol monitors are now available on the market.
Having your cholesterol level measured is very easy and cheap.
The only problem is having accurate readings. Cholesterol monitors are 95% accurate when used correctly. Home cholesterol monitors are very easy to use. It only requires a few drops of your blood. On the other hand there are some drawbacks of home cholesterol monitors. There are some cholesterol monitors that give only the total cholesterol level readings, not the HDL and LDL cholesterol levels. Though digital cholesterol monitors are now out, these monitors are somewhat highly accurate. The some new cholesterol monitors that is now available gives LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, glucose and triglyceride readings.
Having a home cholesterol monitor is very convenient. You don’t have to go to your physician to in order to have your cholesterol levels read. You can order a home cholesterol monitor on the internet or you can buy it on your local pharmacy. If you don’t have a home cholesterol monitor and you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol level you should check with your doctor or physician at least every six months. With the home cholesterol monitor you can manage your cholesterol intake.
Before the introduction of home cholesterol monitors, one must go to a doctor to have their cholesterol levels checked. Some individuals are even hesitant going for fear of the doctor alone. Not to mention the long line in the waiting room. Some do not even know that they have high blood cholesterol until it is too late. With today’s advance technology, one only has to use their home cholesterol monitor to know their current cholesterol level.
Don’t hesitate to visit your doctor or physician if you have found out that you have a high blood cholesterol level upon using your cholesterol monitor. The best advice that you can get in avoid high blood cholesterol level is to have a regular exercise, change of lifestyle and a healthy diet. And if ever you smoke… quit before its too late.