At WellnessFX, our advanced cardiovascular and lipid panels go beyond the typical cholesterol test to help uncover early risk factors for heart disease. Most people may not realize it, but a cholesterol test is important way before you feel old or sick. So what is cholesterol and why do we need a cholesterol test?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that circulates throughout the body via your bloodstream. Your body produces some cholesterol in the liver, but can also be found in the foods you eat. Although it comes with a bit of a stigma, your body needs cholesterol to help build and maintain cell membranes and prevent the crystallization of hydrocarbons in membranes.
Cholesterol levels can get out of control, but are easily monitored through simple a cholesterol test. When too much LDL or "bad" cholesterol circulates the blood, it can build up in the artery walls to increase the risk of heart disease and other chronic ailments.
High cholesterol can be genetic and isn't something you can feel, which is why it's essential to know your levels. Most WellnessFX packages test HDL (healthy cholesterol that helps clear blood vessels and decreases risks of developing heart disease) and LDL (less healthy cholesterol that contributes to clogging blood vessels that increase the risk of cardiovascular/heart disease).
Every WellnessFX package empowers people just like you to understand and improve your biological health by combining advanced biomarker analysis with an intuitive health dashboard to help keep track of your numbers. Practitioner consultations are also available for professional, personalized interpretations of your results, as well as recommendations that can be implemented immediately for healthy, lasting lifestyle changes.
Choose a WellnessFX practitioner based on your individual diet, exercise, and lifestyle goals. These certified professionals will help identify potential health risks, such as cholesterol levels, and offer suggestions for improvement. We offer answers to prevent and improve - on your time from the comfort of your home!
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