Symptoms of High Cholesterol

Symptoms of High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a condition that occurs when levels of cholesterol in your blood are elevated enough to cause health problems. This condition is painless and doesn’t usually cause any symptoms until a person develops severe heart disease. 

Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by your liver. It is vital for the information of vitamin D, certain hormones, and cell membranes. Cholesterol does not dissolve in water, so it is not able to travel through the body by itself. 

Particles known as lipoproteins help transport cholesterol through the bloodstream. There are two major forms of lipoproteins:

1. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are sometimes called good cholesterol that helps return the LDL cholesterol to the liver for elimination.

2. Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) or also known as bad cholesterol can build up in the arteries and lead to serious health problems, like stroke or heart attack.

What Are The Symptoms Of High Cholesterol?

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Frequently, there are no specific symptoms of high cholesterol. You could have high cholesterol and not know it.

If you have high cholesterol, your body may store the extra cholesterol in your arteries. These are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. A buildup of cholesterol in your arteries is known as plaque. Over time, plaque can become hard and make your arteries narrow. Large deposits of plaque can completely block an artery. Cholesterol plaques can also break apart which may lead to the formation of a blood clot that blocks the flow of blood. A blocked artery to the heart can cause a heart attack. A blocked artery to your brain can cause a stroke.

Many people don’t discover that they have high cholesterol until they suffer one of these life-threatening events. Some people find out through routine check-ups that include blood tests. 

How Obesity Raises Your Risk Of High Cholesterol?

The body needs cholesterol. Your liver makes the waxy substance that helps build cells and store fat. Your body uses it to produce vitamin D which is essential for a healthy immune system. 

When there is too much LDL in your bloodstream, the problem starts and hypercholesterolemia occurs. It creates fatty deposits that build up, block arteries, and eventually restrict blood flow which might lead to stroke or heart attack. 

One of the reasons that being obese raises your risk of high cholesterol is because it affects the way your body makes and manages lipoproteins including triglycerides and cholesterol. So, being obese can raise your chances of high triglycerides and, in turn, high cholesterol because you’re more likely to:

  • Have increased fat tissue in your body
  • Be insulin-resistant
  • Have inflammation throughout your body, which can affect the way your body manages HDL and other lipoproteins
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How Does HCG Diet Help You To Lower High Cholesterol?

Obesity is a very real issue. As the waistlines expand, the health problems increase including high cholesterol. 

The HCG diet plan is a great way to lower your cholesterol and improve several other aspects of your health at the same time. The perks of using the HCG diet versus other diets is that the HCG diet works very quickly which means you will improve your health much more quickly.

HCG diet foods are healthy options that are low in cholesterol yet high in taste, including vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins.

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Symptoms of High Cholesterol