High homocysteine levels have been implicated in the development of a number of health problems including heart disease, strokes, Alzheimerﾒs, dementia, osteoporosis and infertility.
So it is important to know whether you have raised levels of homocysteine by taking a simple finger prick blood test.
Finding out your homocysteine level can provide valuable information about not only the risk of heart disease but also many other chronic diseases.
When you eat protein, your body creates an amino acid called homocysteine, which has to be detoxified and rendered harmless and excreted through your urine. Because homocysteine is toxic, high levels can contribute to the thickening and hardening of the artery walls, making the blood more likely to clot, damaging the blood vessels and resulting in the build-up of fatty deposits or plaque.
As well as the increased risk of heart disease, strokes and Alzheimerﾒs, research has shown that women with high homocysteine levels find it harder to conceive and are at risk from recurrent miscarriage.
When ordering this test you will receive a special kit, with full instructions, that will enable you to take a simple finger prick sample at home and this is then sent directly to the laboratory in the packaging provided. When analysed you will be sent the result showing your level of homocysteine and recommendations to lower it if it is too high. You will also be given suggestions when to re-test in order to make sure the level is back to normal. Homocysteine is toxic at high levels so it is important that you know what your level is and what to do to lower it. So if you want to find out if you have high a homocysteine level, then you should order this Homocysteine Test now.