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little fairy lady
Are there any physical signs of high cholesterol?
I am just curious if anyone knows if they had "funny" symptoms, then found out they had high cholesterol. Did the symptoms stop after meds?
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v_ball girl.
Sadly, I can promise you I do not eat a high fat diet. Anyone can have high cholesterol levels, even volleyball players. It's called genetics.

Ya when your looking over weight


Your eye doctor can tell you. It is through one of those tests. Sad to say, I had to have 4 bypass surgery before I found out my cholesterol was sky high. Thank God I am here 10 years later, sitting in front of my computer answering questions.

My eye doctor told me that people with dark eyes have bluish circles around their eyes and that people with light eyes have white circles. Doggone it all, anyway! And here I thought my eyes were finally turning the lovely shade of blue I had always wanted!

c s
Some small pimple like structures under your eyes.

I have to disagree with the suppossed signs mentioned here, it is genetic. I should know, I've been 30% overweight for many years, have a few of the small fatty deposits under my skin and have had a couple of the small bumps on eyelids - but despite all these "signs," my cholesterol stays consistently at 170. I get it checked periodically and it never moves.

I do think besides hereditary it could be dietary, I was vegetarian for 10 years and even still I don't eat red meat and eat less meat, more fiber, and more fresh vegetables than most people. My diet is pretty healthy, I just have trouble losing weight and I like dessert :-)

Get a blood test or maybe the eye test mentioned, I think I would go for blood though, you know its accurate and its probably cheaper - you can usually find a public location offering them like at a drug store or YMCA for about $30-$50.

yeah, apparently, the upper eyelid develops small pimple like structure that you cant squeeze out.

No sign of high cholesterol .all what mentioned by posts are complications of late-stage of high cholesterol.The only way to detect it . Is a simple blood test , the level should be less than 200 mg/dl and the best way to reduce it . CUT DOW THE ANIMAL PRODUCT FOOD FOR 60 DAYS. good luck.

No symptoms at all..and it is usually hereditary..

Maybe excessive hair growth on the body and face and hairloss on the head. Being fat is not linked to having high cholesterol. Since, athletic & muscular people need to have higher levels of Cholesterol inorder to convert it to Testosterone and related anabolic hormones. But, if you go into the sun. The Cholesterol in your blood is converted to Vitamin D. That's one possible way to lower your Cholesterol levels in your blood.

They say that cholesterol comes from food plus it also comes from your family history. I can tell if I have it by having sharp pains in the heart or having trouble breathing. Or starting to notice when I'm getting fat. That's when I have to start on a diet.

All of the other answers are very correct. I have super high cholesterol and am trying to deal with it with diet and meds. My symptoms include the fatty deposits on the eyelids, around the temples but also extreme fatique and now am on high blood pressure medications. It is hard for me to do strenous exercise but am now taking daily walks.

Here is a site to help you on this question: http://www.pathologylabindia.com/cholesterol.htm

How about pains in the heart region. If your cholesterol is high, revert to a low or no fat diet. There are also cholesterol reducing spreads available, which my doctor suggested for me to use. Have your blood tested periodically to closely monitor cholesterol levels, if it is of concern.

Anybody can have high cholesterol
Equally important is Triglycerides
Shape or size is not the criteria nor any physical sign
You must have your LIPID profile test done which will tell you how
good you are by your Doctor as you may not understand the profile
fully since it contains other parameters.
For how to get it done ask your Doctor.

One of the physical signs can be detected by your eye doctoe. You eyes will have deposits of fatty substance, but only the opthmologist can see these. As far as symptoms go, there are no feelings that tell you this.

Strength through circumstance
No. There are no signs whatsoever. High cholesterol is a silent killer. The only way to tell is to have some blood drawn at the doctor's office, and they can check the levels. Someone size is no indicator of whether or not someone as high cholesterol levels.

Taking a Garlic supplement, alongside as practicing a good diet, have been shown to dramatically reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood stream.

Hope I helped, and good luck!!!

High Cholesterol is something that can be controlled through proper dieting and if needed medication. There are no real physical signs but there are things that affect cholesterol:

1. Weight- If you are overweight, you are at risk for heart disease. It also tends to increase your cholesterol.

2. Diet- Alot of saturated fats in your diet can raise your blood cholesterol. Cholesterol in your food will as well. Read your labels! Educate yourself in the difference between Saturated and Unsaturated fats.

3. Physical Activity - If you are not physically active, this too can put you at risk for heart disease. Physical activity will help lower the cholesterol in your blood.

** The above list are things that we have control over!! Following are 2 things that we cannot control that will put us at risk:

1. Age and Gender- As we get older our cholesterol levels tend to rise. Prior to menopause women will have lower cholesterol levels than men that are the same age. After menopause, a womans cholesterol will rise.

2. Heredity- Your genes can determine how much cholesterol your body will make. High blood cholesterol can run in families.

my friend has high cholesterol and the doctor old her there are no symptoms...it's the first time i've heard of the eyelid symptom

there are absolutely NONE.

Jessie B
I am not too sure if this site will help u or not but its worth a shot..


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a shortness of breath or stuffiness.

no weight is contributed to this nor is it with triglycerides.

and yes i take Lipitor and i feel better.

i was 170lbs with a cholesterol panel of 519, way past the red on that one.

There are no physical symptoms to high cholesterol. My dad was going crazy trying to control his then he got hold of a book the title is "The Eight Week Cholesterol Cure", by Robert Kowalski.

It basically is a regimen of daily Oat Bran and Niacin tablets. In just over 4 months his cholesterol went down from 267 to 142 and he's off all the statin medications. I was amazed that the Drs don't want to hear about something that works without all the expensive medication.

This book is the new edition, the original was published in 1987, this oen was published in 2002 I think. It's available at Barnes and Noble, Borders and Amazon.com

Good luck, I hope this helps someone

Nancy Kay
not really...it's a real silent killer...

No. There are no physical signs of high cholesterol. But the higher it is, the better your chances of developing heart disease. It's just as important to know your numbers - HDL (good) vs LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Symptoms of High Cholesterol

Generally, high cholesterol is a "silent" condition that rarely causes its own symptoms. As a result, many people do not realize that they have high cholesterol.

You may, however, have symptoms caused by a serious illness associated with high cholesterol, such as atherosclerosis, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, or inflammation of the pancreas. Atherosclerosis is a narrowing of your arteries that can lead to coronary artery disease (CAD). Unfortunately, by the time you have symptoms of CAD, such as chest pain, the arteries in your body are usually severely diseased already. Your first symptom of high cholesterol could be a heart attack or a stroke.

Inherited forms of high cholesterol, such as familial hypercholesterolemia, can cause physical signs that you or your doctor may notice. The most common is the formation of xanthomas, which are cholesterol deposits below the skin.

Diagnose Cholesterol
Firstly you may use some of cholesterol test kits. Based on your results you may refer to health professional. A doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant also will use one of two blood tests to check your cholesterol:

* A nonfasting cholesterol test will show your total cholesterol and high-density lipoproteins (HDL, or "good" cholesterol).
* A fasting cholesterol test, called a lipid profile or a lipoprotein analysis, will measure your LDL ("bad" cholesterol), HDL, and total cholesterol. It will also measure very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) and triglycerides.

What is High Cholesterol?
High cholesterol is caused by eating a diet too high in cholesterol and saturated fat or by having an inherited condition that causes elevated cholesterol levels.
Treatment includes eating a more healthful diet, increasing physical activity, and possibly taking cholesterol-lowering medications.
A blood test can determine whether you have high cholesterol. Cholesterol is measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or millimoles per liter (mmol/L).

Total cholesterol (mg/dL) Classification Total cholesterol (mmol/L)
less than 200 mg/dL


200 to 239

5.17 - 6.18
240 or higher

6.21 or higher

Most people have no symptoms of high cholesterol until it may be too late - circulatory or heart problems. Skin tags are not a symptom of high cholesterol as some have said in their posts. Those are caused by a virus or other skin irritation. An overweight person is more likely to have high cholesterol but even an otherwise healthy looking person can have high levels due to genetics. The only sure way to know is to have it checked with a blood test.

High cholesterol is not a disease but a metabolic derangement that can be secondary to many diseases and can contribute to many forms of disease!

Signs and symptoms:
Elevated cholesterol does not lead to specific symptoms unless it has been longstanding. Some types of hypercholesterolemia lead to specific physical findings: xanthoma (thickening of tendons due to accumulation of cholesterol), xanthelasma palpabrum (yellowish patches around the eyelids) and arcus senilis (white discoloration of the peripheral cornea).
Longstanding elevated hypercholesterolemia leads to accelerated atherosclerosis; this can express itself in a number of cardiovascular diseases:

Angina pectoris, leading to PTCA or CABG
Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
Cerebrovascular accidents/Strokes
Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

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