Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
Cholesterol High blood pressure or hyperlipidemia increases the risk of developing serious disease. But what are the symptoms of high cholesterol?
High cholesterol occurs when the level of lipids or fats in the blood increases. High levels of bad fat or LDL will make fat accumulate in the blood vessels, thereby blocking blood flow in the arteries.
If left unchecked, high cholesterol can lead to chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, to the risk of stroke.
Problems with the body’s metabolic system, such as high cholesterol. It’s just that high cholesterol can actually be asymptomatic. However, if there are symptoms that arise it is likely not solely due to high cholesterol.
Internal medicine specialist Borries Foresto Buharman, confirmed that there are actually no specific symptoms of high cholesterol. Doctors usually make a diagnosis with a blood test.
High cholesterol can be diagnosed by means of a simple blood test to determine the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Blood tests are useful for assessing levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
“In general, if there is an increase in lipid levels, general symptoms are usually absent. But what we can see are symptoms of disease that may arise from high lipid levels,” Borries told TOPNews TV, some time ago.
Some of the symptoms that people with high cholesterol often complain about are back neck pain, fatigue, and chest pain. But actually these symptoms are signs of other serious diseases that may occur due to increased levels of cholesterol in the blood.
Borries said that complaints of chest pain, neck pain, or fatigue are more likely to be symptoms of coronary heart disease. Coronary heart can be caused by high cholesterol in the blood.
“Actually, complaints of chest pain or neck pain, or easy fatigue are symptoms of coronary heart disease, obesity, and high blood pressure,” said Borries.
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