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Cholesterol Checking Machine
Avoid wrist machines: Most home BP monitoring machines are good and usually fairly inexpensive, <$50. The ones that work on the upper arm are a bit more accurate than the wrist machines. Also, check your BP in both arms, there may be a significant difference. If more than 10 mmhg, you should get that checked out by a cardiologist. If not, use the arm with the higher of the two measurements. Check it at random times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why: You can get this from ebay, or from a medical supply house. You would need a blood sample for it to give the proper data. Or is your goal to measure the cholesterol in your foods which requires sophisticated laboratory apparatus from a clinical or chemical supply house. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish. ...Read more
Juicer machine called nutribullet has warning label to contact your doctor before using if taking cholesterol-lowering meds which i am. Any concerns?
Not concerned.: I am not sure what they are getting at except to protect themselves from litigation. The one significant interaction between statins ( atorva-, simva-, and lova-) is with grapefruit so one should avoid this combination in excess. As with anything in life moderation is the key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i want to check my own blood pressure and cholesterol. Is there an at-home way to do this?
Absolutely: Certainly, there are many BP monitors available in any drug store. The only ones i don't recommend are the wrist monitors, as they tend to be less accurate. I do recommend to patients to take it with them to the doctor, and take it with your machine and compare it to what the dr's office got just to verify accuracy. Regarding cholesterol, there's an otc test called cholestrak you can buy. ...Read more
Checking my BP 5 times a day for 5 days i ranged from 103/73 to high of 143/84.
I am 64 with excellent weight, cholesterol & exercise. No other issues.
Would you recommend any medication?
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