Skip to content
What are some Symptoms for high cholesterol?
avatar
rosiba256 posted:
What are the symptoms for high cholesterol?
Reply
 
avatar
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Great question! Since high cholesterol doesn't make you feel sick, it's usually found during a routine blood test . For those concerned about cholesterol, we have an excellent resource here: Ten Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cholesterol

If you've not been tested, it's important to note that cholesterol levels should be measured at least once every five years in everyone over the age of 20. Once you know your numbers, you can discuss cholesterol related to heart health with your health care provider.

Please let me know if you have additional questions -

Haylen
 
avatar
billh99 responded:
There are signs of high cholesterol in term of Xanthelasma/Xanthoma.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthelasma http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthoma

But most people with elevated cholesterol don't develop these.

There are no direct symptoms from high cholesterol. The only symptoms are from the damage that high cholesterol can cause over a period of years.
 
avatar
deadmanwalking57 responded:
High cholesterol contributes to heart disease.

If a person stays active, but eats poorly. over time they will find their heart does not perform as well, and they tire more easily .

This can be just poor fitness, or, it could be an indication your heart has blockages and can not get enough oxygen to work at the level you want it to.

This makes bad diet choices and lack of exercise excellent ways to mask development of heart disease. This is why many people still die of "sudden" heart attacks. They have been living poorly for their heart for decades, blockages have developed, to the point that any small change can kill them.
 
avatar
ellysecoyte responded:
Symptoms of high cholesterol in women are slightly different from symptoms men. Women under the age of 50 do not include heart disease and Arterial Disorders in their high cholesterol symptoms while the other symptoms are similar in both.


  1. Mental Depression: Due to continuous fluctuation in the blood pressure because of high cholesterol, one can notice mood swings or gloominess. Due to disturbed blood circulation, with high cholesterol for a long time you may feel mental depression this can even turn out in strokes.
  2. Renal Problems: Due to high cholesterol, kidney has to do a tough task of treating high density fluids. Because of this heavy work, kidney stops working optimally.
know more Symptoms Of High Cholesterol


Featuring Experts

James Beckerman, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist at the Providence St. Vincent Heart Clinic in Portland, OR. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Col...More

Helpful Tips

A Word A DayGuest Expert
It is important to keep physically fit. But it is just as critical to stay mentally fit as well. One form of mental aerobics is to learn a ... More
Was this Helpful?
11 of 11 found this helpful

Expert Blog

The Heart Beat - James Beckerman, MD, FACC

Dr. James Beckerman shares how small, livable lifestyle changes can have a real impact on your risk of heart attack and stroke...Read More

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health General and Consultative Heart Care Center