High cholesterol does not exhibit any symptom but keeps on adding up till it impairs major functions of the body. In layman terms, high cholesterol is the presence of fatty substances called cholesterol in the blood. These fatty substances are of extreme importance to several biological functions however, an excess of these is harmful for the body.
Every year close to 18 million lives are lost due to cardiovascular issues, the major reason behind which is high cholesterol. The reason why high cholesterol poses a big risk to human life is due to stealthy nature of these substances. These do not show any signs until its too late. Only when the organs which are affected due to high cholesterol show abnormality we learn about the high level of cholesterol in the body.