Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
131 Doctors are Online

Can you get a home test for cholesterol ?

My boyfriend has been told he has very high chloresterol and needs it checked often. Does anyone know if you can buy home tests or if only the doc/nurse can check it?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
Answers:  1 Views:  283
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
  User's Response
You can check out for home tests. They are very inexpensive. To be safe, your boyfriend may be better off to go to a doctor. Depending on his levels, his doctor may want to check it every year or more often after he's changed his diet. If a change of diet doesn't make a difference in his levels, he may need to be put on a lipid-lowering med.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor