Category: Cholesterol

Symptoms of High Cholesterol

24 January, 2010 (06:20) | Cholesterol | By: Health news

Most diseases will show some signs that they are in your organs, bloodstream or skin and you will be able to notice them. You won’t feel particularly well, may be lethargic, have a strange feeling in your chest, or it could be almost anything out of the ordinary.

The most common symptoms of increased levels of cholesterol are, in fact, nothing at all. A lot of people suffering from high cholesterol don’t even know it because they don’t get routine blood tests that check for it specifically. This categorizes high cholesterol as a “silent killer” because many people will live their lives without even noticing until it’s too late.

There are some symptoms of high cholesterol you may experience if your cholesterol levels are above and beyond just “high” and these are:

  • Xanthoma. This is the build up of fat deposits under the skin and is fairly uncommon but easy to spot. This is usually most seen in those with a genetic predisposition to accumulate fat.
  • Yellow areas around the eyelids. This can be difficult to spot on many people.

That’s not a lot to go on and those symptoms of high cholesterol are only found in a very small amount of the population. The stealth of high cholesterol is quite a concern so depending on your area and knowing how unhealthy your diet is can really help you and your doctor decide if you should be testing your levels occasionally even if you are under age 30. Many people are opting to get their levels checked even around age 25 because it’s better to be safe than sorry.

If you are diagnosed with high cholesterol, it’s a great idea to add an all natural cholesterol supplement to your diet. You should also follow your doctor’s advice and try to limit your fatty food intake.