Are there any symptoms of high cholesterol? What are the dangers and what are my options if I am diagnosed with high cholesterol?
There are really no early signs of elevated cholesterol. Many people need to have their cholesterol levels checked through lab testing routinely, beginning at age 20 for those with risk factors such as family history or obesity. The dangers of high cholesterol are that you have a higher risk of heart disease. Your chances of having a heart attack or stroke are increased. High cholesterol can be treated with diet and exercise or with medications.