Recognizing the symptoms of high cholesterol

The body needs cholesterol, but actually, without any intake of cholesterol from the outside, cholesterol needs are met. Because 80 percent is produced from cholesterol in the body (liver) and 20 percent of the rest from the food.

But unfortunately many people suffered of high cholesterol because food they eat and lifestyle. Someone said to have normal cholesterol levels about 160-200 mg, while incoming hazardous condition if it is above 240 mg because it can cause a stroke.

People who have high cholesterol sometimes do not show specific symptoms. But there are specific characteristics in people who get high cholesterol:

1. Pain or soreness in the back of the neck.
2. This soreness is also up to the shoulders
3. Leg swelling
4. Easily tired
5. Easy sleepy

The most accurate way to find out whether people are suffering from high cholesterol or not, of course with laboratory tests. If cholesterol levels exceed 240 mg, which means early warning that, the limit should be lowered.

As quoted LIVESTRONG, Tuesday (06/12/2011), although the high cholesterol itself does not directly cause fatigue, but the conditions that brought about can make people tired, aka easier tired.

High cholesterol also has an impact to the body. High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and blood vessels. The worst risk, fat clots can block blood flow that can lead to death from a heart attack or stroke.

High cholesterol problems experienced by hundreds of millions people around the world. The main cause is mostly due to food. But there are other causes besides food that you should know.

Seven causes of high cholesterol experienced by most people as reported from
1. Daily food
2. Body weight
3. Less activity
4. Age and gender
5. Certain diseases
6. Family health history
7. Smooking

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