New Delhi. Cholesterol has always been fatal for heart health. If you want to maintain heart health, then you have to stop the increase in extra fat and bad cholesterol, because both of these affect heart health the most. Not only this, it also gives rise to serious problems like heart attack and stroke. You all must have often heard the name of cholesterol, but very few people would know about what it is and how it increases. In such a situation, today we will know what is cholesterol and what are the symptoms of its increase. 

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is produced in our body by the liver, which is a fat-like substance, which is very important for the formation of cell membranes, the digestive system, vitamin D, and some essential hormones. Being insoluble, it cannot be distributed everywhere. For this, a particle called lipoprotein is required, which helps in transporting cholesterol to other organs through blood.

There are two types of lipoproteins. One of these is low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is called bad cholesterol. The second is high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is also called good cholesterol. An increase in bad cholesterol becomes the cause of many diseases. At the same time, good cholesterol provides benefits to the body and bad cholesterol causes serious problems like heart attack and stroke.

Symptoms of increased cholesterol

excessive sweating

Although sweating is not a big problem, its occurrence more than normal indicates increased cholesterol.

persistent leg pain

The persistence of pain in the legs without any effort also indicates increased cholesterol. This should not be taken lightly at all. If this pain persists, contact the doctor immediately.

having cramps

Sudden cramps in any part of the body indicate high cholesterol. These cramps can occur in the legs, hips, thighs, and toes. Sometimes stiffness in muscles is also due to an increase in cholesterol.

chest pain

The problem of chest pain is often caused by gas, but sometimes it is also caused by increased cholesterol. Therefore, do not take chest pain lightly.

change in skin color

If the color of your body is turning light yellow then it is a sign of an increase in cholesterol. In such a situation, you should immediately contact a doctor.

gaining weight

An increase in weight is fatal for us in every situation. Continuous weight gain is a sign of high cholesterol. For this, contact the doctor immediately.

bumps and itching on the face

Slight swelling and itching in the skin under or around the eyes also indicates increased cholesterol.