Cholesterol is a type of fat that is a normal component of most body tissues, and is required for good health. Yet, high levels can increase the risk of developing diseases e.g. heart disease.
High cholesterol levels are asymptomatic, and in many cases, the first sign of any problem is a serious health issue. To help reduce the risk of this occuring, cholesterol levels are measured by a simple blood test. Your healthcare professional can organise this for you, along with other measurements of your cardiovascular health, such as blood pressure testing.