Know the cholesterol levels in the blood is quite important as an effort to prevent any future heart disease and blockages in blood vessels. Normally, the examination can be done with a blood test in the laboratory. The simple examination can tell the number of total cholesterol, whereas, for more complex examinations, we can get additional information such as LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol), and triglycerides. The level of cholesterol it should be done regularly to keep track of overall body health.
High Cholesterol Levels and Specific Physical Symptoms
On the other hand, there are physical signs that can be observed to detect high levels of cholesterol. According to Doctor Aulia Sani, a specialist heart and blood vessels of the RS Sahid Sahirman, there are some symptoms that indicate a person’s cholesterol levels high in the blood, such as =
- Hands and feet are often sore.
Blood vessels in the legs and hands also could be clogged due to the accumulation of cholesterol. This buildup generally occurs continuously and make the hands and feet sore.
- Frequent tingling.
Tingling in the hands and feet are the implications of disfluencies blood flow in certain parts of the body. Tingling associated with nerves do not get the blood flow. This is because the blood flow becomes thick due to high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
- Left chest pain.
Left chest related to the heart that acts as a blood-pumping. Blockage of blood vessels around the heart can cause pain like impaled. The pain may even spread up to the neck. Chest pain can also be a sign of a heart attack. This condition can be a sign that blood cholesterol levels are too high.
- Neck and shoulder ache.
Neck and shoulders that feel sore are also the implications of disfluencies blood flow in the blood vessels in the area. Blood disfluencies also caused the blockage of blood vessels due to high cholesterol levels.
- A frequent headache in the back of the head.
A headache in the back of the head caused by a blockage of blood vessels in the area around the head. This occurs due to clogging of cholesterol plaque start forming in blood vessels. If left unchecked, the blood vessels can rupture and cause a stroke.