High cholesterol can manifest itself in many ways. So let’s watch your body and see a doctor as soon as you notice disturbing signals. Peripheral arterial disease may have various symptoms, it is worth knowing them. What are high cholesterol symptoms?
Good and bad cholesterol
It is worth noting that we distinguish “good and bad cholesterol”. HDL cholesterol – high density lipoproteins. Colloquially called the good because its high blood concentration is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. This type of cholesterol is transported from our tissues to the liver. LDL cholesterol – low density lipoproteins. Colloquially called bad cholesterol. Its “bad” effect is associated with the fact that its high concentration in the blood at low HDL levels increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, and this is due to the fact that Lto is from the components of atherosclerotic plaque, the accumulation of which causes a decrease in blood flow through e.g. arteries, up to the closure of the artery, which leads to large ischemia.
High blood cholesterol initially shows no symptoms. We often learn about elevated LDL when it begins to damage the circulatory system. So don’t wait. In some people, with very high cholesterol levels, there may be so-called Cholesterol jaundice, small yellow lumps that form most often in the corners of the eyes, on the elbows or on the knees, but most often we don’t notice any symptoms. That is why prevention and regular examinations are so important. What to pay special attention to during self-observation?
Take a look at the feet
Symptoms of high cholesterol can be observed in changing the appearance of the feet. A signal indicating high cholesterol may be shiny and stretched skin. Its color should also cause concern. There may be a problem with the blood supply to the legs, so if the legs are pale and cold, it should cause our anxiety. If the cholesterol level is we can feel that our legs are weak and tired, the arteries may be clogged, which means that we can not straighten the limbs.
Heart – warning signal
The consequence of high cholesterol may be coronary artery disease. Then the characteristic symptoms appear, i.e. chest pain, causing the impression of pressure, crease in the chest. Patients feel pain as burning and tearing. This pressure is located behind the sternum and can radiate to the neck, lower jaw, epigastric or arms. This pain occurs during stress, meals or under the influence of cold air, as well as during exercise. High cholesterol can also be manifested in the form of a heart attack or stroke. It is not worth waiting for these symptoms, because they are life threatening. Prevention, a healthy and balanced diet and exercise are very important. High cholesterol is closely related to diet and weight. Therefore, obese or overweight people should pay special attention to the cholesterol aspect during check-ups. There are also people over 50 who are at risk.