High cholesterol : Medical Symptom Description

High cholesterol (condition): For a medical symptom description of 'High cholesterol', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: High Cholesterol (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.
High cholesterol (condition): High levels of blood cholesterol, triglycerides, or other lipids.

High cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced by the liver to help meet the body’s need for hormones and bile acids. It also enters the body when high-fat foods are consumed and when the body’s cholesterol level is higher than necessary for normal cell functioning. The resulting high blood cholesterol is a condition that greatly increases your chances of developing coronary heart disease. That is because extra cholesterol in the blood settles on the inner walls of the arteries, narrowing them, allowing less blood to pass through them to the heart. The higher your total blood cholesterol level, the greater your heart disease risk. 1

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High cholesterol: High cholesterol is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Cholesterol and lipids. For a medical symptom description of 'High cholesterol', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Cholesterol and lipids (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'High cholesterol' may be possible.
Cholesterol and lipids (symptom): Levels of blood or urine cholesterol or lipids as a symptom
Cholesterol and lipids (symptom): Lipid abnormalities such as high cholesterol or triglycerides are important conditions. This section examines lipid problems as symptoms of other underlying conditions. See also symptoms of high cholesterol.

More information on symptom: Cholesterol and lipids:

1. excerpt from High Blood Cholesterol: NWHIC

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