health & wellness

How does high cholesterol affect your body?

BP World Bureau | May 08 2022
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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in all the cells in your body. The high level of cholesterol is the major reason behind critical illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, coronary artery disease and stroke. Unlike other health issues, high cholesterol doesn’t make any visible symptoms. However, if you experience chest pain, nausea, numbness at times, speaking difficulties, fatigue and high blood pressure you must consult a doctor or check your level of cholesterol.

Cholesterol content is essential for the formation of cell membranes and hormones. You can diagnose cholesterol levels through a simple blood test called lipoprotein profile. This particular test reports your total cholesterol level, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides (kind of fat in the blood). Tomato stew, Barley soup, and Besan chilla are some of the suitable health recipes that can help to reduce your cholesterol level.