High cholesterol: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment.
High cholesterol is a condition in which the body has an abnormally high level of cholesterol in the blood. It can be caused by lifestyle factors such as an unhealthy diet or lack of physical activity, or it can be genetic. Symptoms of high cholesterol may include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and shortness of breath. Diagnosis of high cholesterol is typically done through a blood test. Treatment for high cholesterol includes lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and exercising, as well as medications such as statins. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to reduce cholesterol levels.