Does The Shoulder With The Back Of The Neck Feel Heavy Is High Cholesterol?
in recent days my shoulders, back of my neck feel heavy, my calves also feel tired. Am I exposed to high cholesterol?
Hello Muhammad Ikhsan.
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High cholesterol is a condition where there is a high content of cholesterol (fat) in the blood. There are several types of cholesterol that can be examined from laboratory results, namely total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (low density lipoprotein -LDL -) or known as bad cholesterol, lipoprotein with high density (high density lipoprotein-HDL), and triglycerides.
Cholesterol is generally asymptomatic and if it has accumulated in blood vessels and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis occurs) in the heart or brain can cause heart attacks or strokes in the brain (the condition of blocked blood vessels into the brain).
The complaints that you feel can be caused by a number of things, including:
Headaches due to muscle tension, migraines, or other headaches Muscle pain or myalgia due to excessive physical activity, sprains, muscle tension. Neck pain due to incorrect sleeping position, prolonged sitting, wrong posture when sitting or working To determine the exact cause of your complaint, you should consult a doctor because it requires a physical examination, or radiological / x-ray examination. Your doctor may give you medication to relieve pain or give advice to improve your posture if it is caused by body posture.
Some things you can do are:
Exercise regularly and regularly, do stretch (strechimg) on stiff muscles Adjust the sitting position and neck so as not to cause stiffness or tension in the neck Compress the neck with warm water Have a healthy diet and low in saturated fat Change the way of cooking from frying to baking boil or steam. Stop to smoke or consume alcoholic drinks. If the headache or pain does not improve, you can try to take over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol. Here are the reading materials you can read about cholesterol: Knowing normal cholesterol levels.
Hopefully this information can be useful for you.