High cholesterol is a leading cause of heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States. The CDC estimates that nearly 40% of people in the United States have high cholesterol. This condition causes the arteries to narrow (known as atherosclerosis) and restricts blood flow, putting you at greater risk of heart attack or stroke.
Though many lifestyle and dietary factors can contribute to high cholesterol, this condition can also run in families. If you have a close family member with high cholesterol, you are at greater risk of developing the condition.
High cholesterol has no symptoms, the only way to know you have it is to test for it. Regular screening and early detection can catch warning signs before they cause serious, or even fatal, complications down the road.
If you are already diagnosed with high cholesterol, you know how important it is to test regularly to ensure your medication, diet, and lifestyle changes are managing your condition. Our Cholesterol Test can help you screen more regularly, from the comfort of your own home.