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What are the symptoms of high cholesterol?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Unfortunately, high cholesterol does not have any symptoms except for when it results in extreme complications like heart disease. The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is through a blood test.

Everyone over the age of 20 should visit their doctor to test for high cholesterol levels. After their initial screening, they should revisit the doctor at least every five years for retesting. As with any appointment, be sure to discuss the causes, symptoms, treatments, and complications associated with high cholesterol.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.