High cholesterol warning Do your eyes look like this? Subtle sign of heart attack risk
HIGH CHOLESTEROL symptoms may be difficult to spot as it doesn’t lead to any obvious warning signs. But you may need to lower your cholesterol levels – by avoiding certain foods in your diet – if you notice a sign in your eyes. Do you have this blue ring in your eyes? It could be raising your risk of a heart attack.
High cholesterol is the name given to having too much of a fatty substance in your blood. This substance, known as cholesterol, can lead to blockages in your blood vessels.
Blocked blood vessels raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as it limits the blood supply to the heart and the rest of the body.
You’re more likely to have high cholesterol if you eat certain foods, it’s been revealed.
It’s not always easy to know whether you have high cholesterol, as there aren’t any obvious symptoms.
You may be at risk of the condition if you develop a subtle sign in your eyes.
Some patients with high cholesterol may find that they have a blue/white ring appear in their eyes.
The ring, which is officially known as an arcus, indicates high triglyceride levels, according to Ophthalmic Consultants of London’s retinal surgeon, Mr Shahram Kashani.
The ring will be grey, and tends to start at the top and bottom of the iris, before forming a complete circle.
The ring is believed to be a fatty deposit, which hints that the body is overloaded with fat – a risk factor for heart disease.