Cholesterol is a waxy material, found in your blood. body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase risk of heart disease. With high cholesterol, fatty deposits in your blood vessels. grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through arteries. Sometimes, those deposits can break suddenly and form a clot that causes a heart attack or stroke.
symptoms of high cholesterol levels include:
chest pain or angina
pain while walking caused by the blocked arteries that that are unable to send blood to the legs