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Blood Test - Healthy Heart


Problem: Triglycerides are a type of fat molecule that circulates in your bloodstream. They are formed from the food you eat and are used as an energy source for the body. However, high levels of triglycerides can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, especially when combined with other risk factors such as obesity and diabetes. A healthy triglyceride level is usually below 150 mg/ dL .

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is necessary for the production of cell membranes, hormones and bile acids. There are two types of cholesterol: high- density lipoprotein (HDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL). HDL cholesterol is considered "good" cholesterol because it helps remove LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream. LDL cholesterol, on the other hand, is considered "bad" cholesterol because it can accumulate in the arteries and thus contribute to the development of heart disease. A healthy cholesterol level is typically below 200 mg/ dL , with an LDL level of less than 100 mg/ dL and an HDL level of 60 mg/ dL or higher.

 Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) is a type of cholesterol that is also involved in the development of heart disease. Lp(a) is often not measured as part of a standard cholesterol test .

 It is important to keep these values ​​within acceptable levels because high levels of triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and Lp(a) are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and other health problems. HDL cholesterol, on the other hand, helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. There are several ways to lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, including dietary and lifestyle changes, medications , supplementation , and other medical interventions.

Blood tests:

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    How does the blood test work?

    1. First wash your hands with soap and water.
    2. Place the tube in the corresponding stand.
    3. Massage the blood to the tip of the finger.
    4. Disinfect the puncture site and apply a thin layer of Vaseline.
    5. Prick a fingertip with the accompanying finger pricker.
    6. Massage a few drops into the tube, preferably as full as possible.
    7. Fill the tube to at least the mark.
    8. Close the tube and gently swirl it several times.
    9. Place a bandage on the puncture site.
    10. Place the tube in the plastic bag and place the covering letter + sample in the shipping envelope.
    11. For best results: punch in the afternoon and send the envelope before 5:00 PM.
    12. Place the shipping envelope in a PostNL letterbox.