A sign on your nails that warns of high cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is one of the common conditions, and it is rarely detected early, and there are signs that appear in some people, including dark lines (red or brown) under the nails, which can be a warning that cholesterol levels are high.

High cholesterol is the presence of fatty particles in the blood.

Although harmless in the initial stages, the condition contributes to the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Fortunately, some subtle signs may alert you that your cholesterol levels are high.

High cholesterol is often referred to as a "silent killer" because it wreaks havoc in the body without producing perceptible warning signs, however in rare cases the condition will lead to dark streaks under the nails, also known as splinter hemorrhages.

And according to the British newspaper “Express”, the American Academy of Dermatology warns that dark streaks on the nails are a sign that warns of the risk of heart disease.

The National Health Service (NHS): British that high cholesterol is mainly caused by eating fatty foods, not exercising enough, being overweight, drinking alcohol, and smoking.

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