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Cholesterol and Heart Check Service

Millions of people across the country are at risk of developing heart disease. What many people don't realise is that it can often be prevented by taking simple steps to look after your heart.

The Cholesterol & Heart Check Service at LloydsPharmacy identifies how likely you are to develop heart disease in the next ten years and helps you to prevent it. Visit your local store for a check-up.
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What happens during the service?

If you are concerned about your heart and, in particular, your cholesterol levels, visit us for the Cholesterol and Heart Check Service. Cholesterol is a fatty substance and is essential for the normal functioning of the body. High cholesterol itself doesn’t usually cause any symptoms, but it increases your risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

For the service, you will be taken to a private consultation room, where you will have your cholesterol levels taken and blood pressure measured. You will also be asked questions about your lifestyle, including:

  • Whether you smoke
  • Your alcohol consumption
  • Your activity levels

The results of your check-up will be available immediately and you will receive a personalised action plan highlighting the simple steps you can take to keep your heart and cholesterol levels healthy, such as:

  • Stopping smoking
  • Reducing alcohol intake
  • Increasing activity levels
  • Increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat
  • Monitoring your blood pressure
  • Having a medicines check-up if you are taking medication for any other condition
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You may then be asked to attend a follow-up appointment to assess your progress against your action plan. If appropriate, you may be referred to your GP.

Who is the service for?

The Cholesterol and Heart Check Service is for anyone over the age of 18* concerned about their heart and cholesterol health. However, if you fall into one of the following categories, we strongly recommend that you visit us for a check-up:

  • You are over 40 years old
  • You are of South Asian or African Caribbean origin
  • You have any immediate family members under the age of 55 if male (e.g. brother/father) or 65 if female (e.g. sister/mother) who have/had heart disease
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You are a smoker
  • You are overweight
  • You have a family history of high cholesterol levels
  • You lead an inactive lifestyle

FAQ'S

Do I have to make an appointment?

No appointment is usually needed. You may be asked to select an appointment when it is busy or you may want to request a particular time for peace of mind. You can do this using our booking form.

How long does the service take?

It takes around 15 minutes.

Will I have to pay for the service?

Yes, it costs £15

What do I need to do next?

Visit your local LloydsPharmacy and ask for the Cholesterol & Heart Check Service or request an appointment using our booking form.

Further Information

For more information on cholesterol and heart health, visit the British Heart Foundation website.

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*Source: nhs.uk/conditions/Angina/Pages/Introduction.aspx