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What is the best way to test blood and follow your cholesterol at home?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Hard to do

Although there are some "kits" that can give a total cholesterol level out there, i'd encourage you to work with your doctor on identifying & tx'ing your cardiovasc risks.
There is more to cardiovasc risk than just cholesterol. Further cholesterol levels aren't something we follow daily like glucose (sugar) levels. Glad you're thinking about this; suggest you partner w/ your doc though. Good luck!

In brief: Hard to do

Although there are some "kits" that can give a total cholesterol level out there, i'd encourage you to work with your doctor on identifying & tx'ing your cardiovasc risks.
There is more to cardiovasc risk than just cholesterol. Further cholesterol levels aren't something we follow daily like glucose (sugar) levels. Glad you're thinking about this; suggest you partner w/ your doc though. Good luck!
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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