Analyze your diet. If it is dominated by fatty foods, fried foods, butter and margarine, cheese and eggs, then the level of cholesterol can be somewhat increased.
If your weight is far from the norm, it is likely that the level of cholesterol will also be high. Calculate the norms of weight for age from growth in centimeters, subtract 100 and get your ideal weight in kilograms. Generally, obesity is always accompanied by a high level of cholesterol in the blood.
If you daily do exercises or perform intense exercise several times a week, then the level of cholesterol you have may be normal.
A symptom of deposits of fatty plaques on vessel walls may be the appearance of premature gray hair. If you have gray hair you have more than your peers, then you should get tested to find out your level of cholesterol.
Your appearance can be an indirect sign pointing to the development of atherosclerosis – if you look older than your years, you often assign age, which is far from you, then it may be a symptom of worsening circulation. If a cholesterol plaque slows down blood flow, organs and tissues receive less nutrients – your skin becomes flabby, wrinkles appear early.
If the hands appeared yellowish spots also appeared pigmentation on the eyelids and forehead, then the amount of harmful cholesterol in your blood is already quite high. These yellow spots are dense to the touch and painless.
Consider your iris – if it appeared around greyish or white ring (it is also called "senile arch"), then it may indicate excess fat in the body.
From external signs of excess cholesterol , you can mark up the vertical or diagonal creases in the earlobes, and the presence of hair in the outer ear canal.
If you find one or more of these symptoms or just want to know your level of cholesterol, consult a doctor and take direction on lipidogramu. Donate blood strictly on an empty stomach, the day prior to analysis eliminate physical stress, fatty foods and alcohol.