Free Cholesterol Test, Blood Pressure Check and Diabetes Screening
Posted Oct 01 2011 12:32pm
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Kroger grocery stores throughout the U.S. are advertising these free Health Screenings which include:
Cholesterol Check (reportedly includes Total Cholesterol, LDL, Triglycerides and HDL)
Blood Pressure Check
Body Mass Index
A licensed pharmacist performs the tests and discusses the results with you. Most likely you will be given a copy of your test results so that you can bring them to your doctor for review. Heart disease patients experiencing financial stress can use this free screening as their annual cholesterol test. As long as you bring the results to your doctor and the numbers are at “heart disease goal,” there should be no need to obtain a second test. If there are changes made to your cholesterol medication, a second test will need to be done to verify the medicine is working.
People who want to take advantage of this opportunity need to make an appointment by calling the national Kroger number 1-877-444-9689. It is important to see a cardiologist at least once a year if you have heart disease so please do not use this as a substitute for your yearly heart check-up. Find more great tips about cutting costs and maintaining a healthy heart in the book What To Do When You Have Heart Disease .