Physical Symptoms that indicate high Cholesterol levels:
- Pain in Hands and Feet: Accumulation of cholesterol can clog the blood vessels of legs and hands. This build-up of cholesterol can occur continuously and make the hands and feet painful.
- Frequent tingling: Interruptions in the blood flow to certain parts of the body makes a tingling sensation in hands and legs. The high cholesterol levels in the blood make the blood flow thick and affect the normal flow of blood in the nerves and cause tingling.
- Chest Pain in the Left Side: Chest pain, especially on the left side indicates blockage of blood vessels around the heart and can cause pain. Sometimes, the pain may even spread up to the neck. The high levels of cholesterol in the blood can cause chest pain and can also be a sign of heart attack.
- A Frequent headache in the back of the head: The blockage of blood vessels in the area around the head causes a headache in the back of the head. This occurs when the blood vessels are clogged by the cholesterol plaque. If this is left unchecked, the blood vessels can rupture and cause a stroke.
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What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is produced by the liver. It is important for the formation of cell membranes, vitamin D, and certain hormones. As cholesterol is a fatty substance, it doesn’t dissolve in water and can’t travel through the body by itself. But the cholesterol is transported through the bloodstream with the help of particles known as lipoproteins.