Signs Of High Cholesterol

Five Signs Of High Cholesterol


Signs Of High Cholesterol

What is cholesterol and what are the five signs of high cholesterol? Cholesterol is found in the blood of the human body as a waxy substance. The human body needs such a substance to make healthy cells. However high levels of cholesterol can put a risk of heart disease. Having high cholesterol leads to the production of fatty deposits within the blood vessels and once these deposits grow hard, it's really hard for blood to flow through the arteries.

High cholesterol is related to a high risk of cardiovascular disease. This includes coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

 

High Cholesterol Symptoms 

The top five signs and symptoms of each of those diseases that are linked to high cholesterol.

1.      Coronary Heart Disease

It is a type of heart disease that occurs when the arteries of the heart cannot supply sufficient oxygen-rich blood to the heart.

Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease

Angina, angina may manifest as tightness pressure or heaviness in chest. It also involves aching, burning, or numb sensation.

Cold sweats

Dizziness

Shortness of breath

Nausea


Stroke

Stroke happens when the blood supply takes part of the brain and it's reduced or disrupted preventing the brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients

Symptoms of Stroke

Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

Sudden numbness or weakness within the face arm or leg especially on one side of the body

Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Sudden confusion or difficulty understanding speech or speaking

Sudden trouble walking loss of balance or dizziness

 

Peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease is a blood circulation disorder. It causes the blood vessels outside the heart and brain to narrow block or spasm.

Symptoms of Peripheral vascular disease

Blue colored toes severe burning or opaque and thick toenails

Muscles feel numb or heavy

Cramps when lying in bed.

Reddish blue or pale arms and legs.

Legs and feet have thin or pale skin weak pulses wounds or ulcers that are not healing.

 

Diabetes

It is a chronic health condition where the body does not produce insulin or does not use it efficiently.

Symptoms of Diabetes

Unexplained weight loss

Frequent urination

Increased thirst

Presence of ketones in the urine

Extreme hunger

 

High Blood Pressure

Also called hypertension is when the blood pressure reaches unhealthy levels making the heart works harder to pump blood out to the body. 

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Several headaches

Vision problems

Nosebleed

Difficult breathing

Fatigue or confusion

 

How to Diagnose high cholesterol rather than signs and symptoms? 

A blood test is the only way of knowing that if cholesterol is too high and if a total blood cholesterol level above 240 milligrams per deciliter, then it is too high. 

 


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