Symptoms of High Cholesterol


General information about symptoms of High Cholesterol: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of High Cholesterol. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of High Cholesterol. Furthermore, symptoms of High Cholesterol may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of High Cholesterol.

List of symptoms of High Cholesterol: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for High Cholesterol includes:

  • No symptoms - high cholesterol typically has no noticable symptoms. It is usually found by routine blood tests

Symptoms of High Cholesterol: Blood cholesterol levels in both men and women begin to go up around age 20. Women before menopause have levels that are lower than men of the same age. After menopause, a women's LDL-cholesterol level goes up--and so her risk for heart disease increases. For both men and women, heart disease is the number one cause of death.1

High blood cholesterol itself does not cause symptoms, so many people are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high. It is important to find out what your cholesterol numbers are because lowering cholesterol levels that are too high lessens the risk for developing heart disease and reduces the chance of a heart attack or dying of heart disease, even if you already have it. Cholesterol lowering is important for everyone--younger, middle age, and older adults; women and men; and people with or without heart disease. 2

More symptoms of High Cholesterol: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of High Cholesterol, underlying causes of High Cholesterol, associated conditions for High Cholesterol, risk factors for High Cholesterol, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:

2. excerpt from NHLBI, High Blood Cholesterol What You Need to Know: NHLBI

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