High Cholesterol Symptoms

High Cholesterol Symptoms

Cholesterol is a substance in your bloodstream that is similar to fat that your body uses to produce bile in the liver, to store bile in your gall bladder and to make the cell membrane of every cell in your body. Without cholesterol we could not live, but too much cholesterol is not a good thing.

Cholesterol in veinsHigh cholesterol is a very serious condition, it can lead to heart attack and stroke. If you eat a diet high in fatty foods, fried foods, eggs or other foods high in cholesterol you will no doubt end up with high cholesterol. Unfortunately there are no symptoms of the condition of high cholesterol; the only way to truly ascertain whether or not you have high cholesterol is to have a blood test performed by your doctor.

However, there are some conditions relating to high cholesterol that do have symptoms. Angina is a condition related to high cholesterol, this condition is identified by pain in the left side or middle of your chest. High cholesterol causes artery blockages and these blockages are what lead to heart attack and stroke. The pain of angina is caused by blockages of arteries that interfere with blood flow near the heart, the same thing that happens during a heart attack, just on a smaller scale.

Some other “symptoms” of high cholesterol that you may notice in yourself, and if you do then you should have your doctor check your cholesterol levels are;

Eat healthy heart foodlack of exercise, a sedentary lifestyle

frequent heartburn (this may be symptoms of other issues as well)

frequent gas

stomach ulcers

high blood pressure

Although these symptoms could be signs of some other issue but they can also be indicative of high cholesterol so if any of these sound familiar to you it would be wise to have your doctor give you a blood test.

High blood cholesterolActually, not all cholesterol is harmful; there are