High cholesterol is mostly diagnosed on routine screening. Cholesterol is more common for those who have a family history of it or improper lifestyle such as eating a diet with excess of carbohydrate and/or calories may play a major role.
As per the modern medicine, there are no known symptoms for high level of cholesterol in blood. However, in alternative medicines such as Chinese's traditional medicine define certain symptoms for increased level of cholesterol. Reverse analyzing those symptoms indicates the presence of raised cholesterol levels. Additionally, by going through various discussion forums and the symptoms experienced by the newly diagnosed hyperlipidemia patients, we shortlisted the below symptoms for high-cholesterol.
What are the symptoms of high cholesterol?
- Loose stools
- Chronic poor appetite or lack of appetite
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Poor memory, depression, excessive emotions and or drop in memory
- Excess weight gain (sensation of bodily heaviness)
- Masses in the body, such as bumps, and moles
- Chest and/or stomach distension
- Aching pain (felt at specific parts; example headache or knee/back pain)
- Heart pain/palpitations
If you are having more high-cholesterol risk factor, and having two or more of its symptoms, then get the blood tested.
How and why high-cholesterol symptoms are developing.
What is cholesterol homeostasis? Human cholesterol homeostasis means a stable balanced fat metabolism within the body. The body is carrying out many complex interactions to keep a proper normal range (balance or stability) of cholesterol. If there is, any disturbance to this homeostasis will lead to various bodily high-cholesterol symptoms.
- Why does a cholesterol patient have a loose stool? If there is, any problem in the fat metabolism, mostly caused by digestion and/or an absorption problem may result in stool consistency.
- Why does the cholesterol patient have chronic poor appetite or lack of appetite? Long-standing digestion problems lead to loss or lack of appetite. The food not digested properly stays longer in the intestinal tract. It may make you to feel fullness and lack of appetite.
- Why do the cholesterol patients have been feeling tiredness or fatigue? Improper digestion and absorption for an extended period may lessen the energy level within the body. That is why people with a high-cholesterol level may feel tiredness or fatigue, which is due to lack of needed energy.
- Why do the cholesterol patients have poor memory, depression, excessive emotions and or drop in memory? The brain has about 25% of the total cholesterol in the human body. Additionally, the brain contains more cholesterol than any other organ. Clinical study shows a defect in cholesterol metabolism linked with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. Another study shows depression, poor memory, and excessive emotions linked with high LDL or low HDL cholesterol levels.
- Why do the cholesterol patients have masses in the body (bumps, moles, etc.)? Improper fat metabolism and absorption lead to the formation of fatty moles or deposits between the muscle and skin called lipomas. They can develop at any age, but more common in late 30s and 40s. It usually appears in the abdominal region, neck, legs and arms. They are small, soft, tumors beneath the skin, of about one inch in diameter. Some with high cholesterol may develop moles in different parts of the body.
- Why do the cholesterol patients have an excess weight gain? Improper fat metabolism and absorption lead to unusual lipid storage, mostly in the abdominal region and thus people with high-cholesterol gain excess weight.
- Why do the cholesterol patients have chest and or stomach distension? Improper digestion among the high-cholesterol patients may generate, and trap excess gas in the intestinal tract that leads to chest and stomach distension.
- Why do the cholesterol patients have pain (in specific parts, e.g. headache or knee/back pain)? High-cholesterol cause plagues not only in the heart as well in the arteries in the extremities. This makes shortage of blood flow and nutrient supply to the extremities causing aching pain.
- Why do the cholesterol patients have heart pain or palpitations? Even a minimal plague formation in the arteries in any parts of the body can restrict blood flow and nutrient supply to those organs. In order to correct it, heart overdoes to restore normal blood flow causing pain or palpitation.