How to tell your cholesterol levels are high by observing your eyes

High cholesterol is a condition in which there is an excessive presence of lipids (fats) in the blood. It can increase a person's chances of developing heart problems, including heart attack and stroke.

You can tell your cholesterol levels are high by looking at your eyes

It is important to understand the ways in which one can spot the condition and get the treatment started as early as possible. Some of the risk factors associated with HCL are smoking, drinking alcohol, age, gender, diabetes, obesity, diet, etc.

Yes, an increase in cholesterol levels in the blood can affect your eye health. One of the most common symptoms that one may develop in the eyes are a spike in the cholesterol levels is xanthelasma. It is a condition in which there is a small, yellowish fatty deposit found in the skin around your eyes.

High cholesterol levels (HCL) can change the area around the eyes, leaving you experiencing some of the symptoms, these include -

  1. Blurry vision
  2. Dark spots
  3. Lines in your vision (floaters)
  4. Pain near the eye,
  5. A blushing ring formation near the outer side of the cornea
  6. Formation of yellowing lump near the eye area.

As we said, high cholesterol is a silent killer which comes with mild to no symptoms. Therefore keeping it under control is very much important. Some of the tips to manage high cholesterol are - eliminate trans fats from your diet, eat foods that are rich in Omega-3, add whey protein (protein from dairy products) to your diet, quit smoking, make exercising a part of your daily life to keep your weight under control.

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