If modern people are most afraid of which health indicator when looking at the physical examination report, blood lipids must be counted as one. As the "number one garbage" in blood vessels, excessive blood lipids have long been the main driver of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Although people are afraid of it, it is the most common.
Elevated blood lipids, your body may have these symptoms:
1. Dizziness, insomnia, memory loss
This is one of the common early symptoms of hyperlipidemia, especially the middle-aged and elderly people, who often feel dizzy after getting up in the morning, which can be improved after breakfast, and it is easy to feel sleepy in the afternoon.
2. Yellow or brown-red nodules and plaques appear on the body
When blood lipids exceed the standard, yellow, orange or brown-red nodules, plaques or rashes will appear on the eyelids, back of the hand, knuckles, elbow joints, knee joints, etc.
3. Vision loss or blindness
Increased triglycerides in the blood, slowed flow rate, and leakage of lipoproteins from capillaries to the macula can affect vision.
4. Loss of appetite
The formation of fatty liver or liver function problems, resulting in loss of appetite, may also be one of the signs of hyperlipidemia.
5. Frequent tinnitus and hard of hearing
High blood lipids can make the narrow inner ear blood vessels narrower and make it difficult to supply blood.
How to detect hyperlipidemia early?
In order to prevent problems earlier, we can take the following measures:
1. Regularly check blood lipid levels and insist on annual physical examination.
2. If your blood lipid exceeds the normal range, it should be re-examined within 2-3 months to exclude temporary factors. If the re-examination results are still exceeding the standard, lifestyle intervention should be started immediately.
3. During the lifestyle intervention period, regular review of blood lipid levels (2 to 3 months). If the blood lipid level is within the normal range, the lifestyle intervention should be continued. If the blood lipid level does not improve, lipid-lowering drugs should be added according to the specific situation.
4. If the blood lipid level is within the normal range, regular review should be carried out, especially the annual physical examination, which is very important for the elderly.