Question by  cfisette (11)

Are there any symptoms associated with high cholesterol?

How would you know you have high cholesterol if you don't get a test?


Answer by  embockjr (709)

In reality, no. It is necessary that you visit a doctor and have a blood test taken. The results will indicate what your levels are, and if high, the doctor will be able to suggest countermeasures. Often a change in diet may be all that is necessary to bring your levels into an acceptable range.


Answer by  Amom (701)

High Cholesterol is the silent killer, but you can predict if you are going to have a problem based on your family's heart history, do you eat animal products, and are over weight. These factors can indicate that you may have high cholesterol. Find out and get tested.


Answer by  jp1999 (231)

High cholesterol presents no symptoms. However, it can cause serious health issues and you should be tested once every 5 years or sooner.


Answer by  AnkurMohta (114)

Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced by the liver to help meet the body's need for hormones and bile acids. No symptoms are associated with it. It is found by routine blood tests. Complications associated with high cholesterol are: Pancreatitis Atherosclerosis Heart disease Coronary heart disease Angina Heart attack

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