When it comes to heart health, cholesterol is the most important factor determining the risk of heart attack, heart attack and stroke.
What makes high cholesterol such a serious health risk is the fact that it often does not present with noticeable symptoms, and a patient with high cholesterol levels may not realize that things may be deteriorating.
And according to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin can send out serious hints about high cholesterol levels.
High cholesterol levels, if not managed in time, can cause some of the early signs of this condition to appear on your skin such as small, smooth, yellow or red bumps on your elbows, knees, hands, feet, or sometimes around your nose.
While some may confuse them with regular pimples, they may actually be cholesterol deposits or a sign of pancreatitis.
Some can also be quite large, about three inches in diameter and some may be small.
Over time, these can coalesce to form larger, often painless clumps of cholesterol, and can develop in any part of the body, according to Time Now News.
As it turns out, lowering the risk of high cholesterol isn’t a difficult feat. Stick to a diet rich in healthy fats, fatty fish like sardines, nuts, and butter, and cook food with coconut oil.