Having high levels of cholesterol in the blood doesn’t have obvious symptoms, however, it can increase a person’s risk for conditions that do have symptoms including angina, high blood pressure, stroke or other circulatory ailments.
Webmed said: “Call your doctor about high cholesterol and heart disease if you detect soft, yellowish skin growths on yourself or on your children.
“If you develop symptoms of heart disease, stroke or atherosclerosis in other blood vessels, such as left-sided chest pain, pressure, or fullness, dizziness, unsteady gait, slurred speech or pain in the lower legs.
“Any of these conditions may be associated with high cholesterol and each requires immediate medical intervention.”
Vitamin B12 is a crucial ingredient for the healthy running of the body, as it’s needed to make red blood cells. Signs of a deficiency can develop very slowly, so it may be difficult to diagnose the condition. Experiencing this peculiar sensation in your thighs possibly moving to your hips could indicate your levels are extremely low.
If you notice a tingling pain on the back of your legs, you should consider speaking to a doctor.
“If you have any unusual undiagnosed symptoms, perhaps you should consider whether you have a vitamin B12 deficiency. Chances are you don’t, but many people do,” said charity Patient Thyroid Advocacy.
“B12 deficiency sometimes goes undiagnosed until the symptoms become moderate to severe.
“Tingling along the back of one or both thighs, starting at the hips and shooting downward.
“This starts out as more an annoyance than pain but can develop into pain if not treated.”
The jury is still out on whether life goes on after physical death but many people claim to already known an answer. People who have gone through so-called near-death experiences (NDEs) frequently describe visions and sensations of what they believe is the afterlife. One such person is a woman named Leila, who claims to have temporarily passed into the afterlife more than 15 years ago.
Leila shared the account of her NDE with the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF), explaining how she was dying in hospital from complete liver failure.
She recalled saying goodbye to her closest family while a pastor said one final prayer for her.
When everyone left, she closed her eyes and drifted away, praying to God “to please help me”.
Leila said: “Next, I was above my body. I knew that I was dead.
“It was dark in the room, but I could see light. I was fearful at first, but the closer I got to the light, my feelings started changing.
“All fear and negativity disappeared. I did not walk into the light, yet it felt like I was being pulled into it; it was like being slowly sucked into the light.”
According to Leila, the light was incredibly bright but it did not blind or hurt her eyes.
She said it was brighter than looking at the Sun but it felt soft and comfortable.
When she reached the brightest point of the light she was no longer moving.
Leila was then overcome with a feeling of peace, calmness and joy.
She said: “In that moment, my experience was orders of magnitude better than any kind of earthly experience.
“For instance, I consider a mother’s joy and love felt from the birth of her child is the best earthly feeling.
“But this experience makes that appear like a drop of water compared to a vast sea or ocean of this experience. There was no other place I wanted to be.”
In a bizarre twist of events, Leila said she could see a “white, shadowy, female figure” in the light.
A voice heard inside of her head then told her to “go back”.
She believes the shadowy figure was her dead grandmother who raised her as a child.
Leila said: “She didn’t say why, but I knew it was because my work on Earth wasn’t done. My children needed me.”
The next things she knew, she had woken up back in her body in the hospital, gasping for air.
Although the account is truly incredible, there is very little medical evidence to suggest it was genuinely paranormal or supernatural.
Instead, researchers have found some evidence to suggest the NDEs might be hallucinations caused by brain activity even when the heart stops.
A study at the University of Michigan has analysed brain activity in rats with clinically induced cardiac arrest.
According to Dr Jimo Borjigin, associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology and associate professor of neurology, the study found activity in the rat brains, which may even translate to human NDEs.
He said: “The prediction that we would find some signs of conscious activity in the brain during cardiac arrest was confirmed with the data.”
Other researchers have proposed NDEs are hallucinations triggered by a lack of oxygen flowing to the brain during a moment of trauma or cardiac arrest.
If you have primary school children, there ‘s a good chance that in recent months you’ve had a million requests to buy Robux, been told by your kids they’re starving a billion times, and been driven to the brink of sanity by home schooling.
There’s also a good chance that if you’re on Instagram or Tik Tok, you’ve come across the mum who touches on all of these things in her hilarious viral posts, under the name of Mama Still Got It.
A year ago, mum-of-three Louise Boyce was living a normal (albeit glamorous) life as a model and mum-of-three – until Covid and lockdown came and she stumbled across a whole new career.
Fed-up and anxious like every parent at the start of the pandemic, she relied on scrolling through funny Tik Tok videos at the end of every day to lift her mood.
One night she decided to do one herself – providing a humorous take on the kind of mundane things every mum knows about and identifies with. And a star, as the saying goes, was born.
Speaking to Hull Live about her lip-synched clips which regularly go viral, Louise said: “I started it in March 2020 when Covid was getting bad in the UK, I started to feel quite anxious about it all.
“I had to turn off my BBC news notifications on my phone and asked my husband to not tell me about the news. Then the schools shut and like so many others my work stopped entirely. Being a model and self employed meant my work and income stopped over night. The future was looking bleak – however I’m a big believe in positive thinking so I knew I needed to change my energy.
“I downloaded TikTok and found myself belly laughing almost every night before I went to bed. One day, during lockdown I decided to create my own video about motherhood and tried to put a funny twist on the mundane every day monotonous tasks we do as parents.
“I was nervous to post it on my Instagram page as previously it had always been about modelling. But it turns out my videos were relatable and people wanted to see more.”
Those relatable videos included kids refusing to go for another lockdown walk; her husband or ‘Hus-banned’ as she calls him, asking exasperating and pointless questions; kids being quiet until the second she makes a phone call; and being asked constantly asked for snacks during lockdown.
Fans love how open and honest she is with her parenting battles, with fans commenting: “You always get it SO spot on Louise, so funny.” Another posted on her latest reel: “Omg you make howl with laughter.”
Louise said the lockdown monotony was rescued by her new-found Instagram fame.
“I had a routine everyday. At 5pm whilst the dinner was cooking and the kids were watching TV I would make a quick video on the kitchen.
“This was my time – and also watching other funny videos was something I always did in the evening before I went to bed… Laughing before you go to bed is very powerful and sets you up for the next day. I highly recommend it.”
Louise, like many parents, said she actually quite enjoyed the experience of being at home in the first lockdown, however, that all changed by lockdowns 2 and 3.
“The first lockdown almost came at a good time. I had been working like crazy and shooting away from home a lot so when life stood still, it was nice.
“I loved being at home with the kids and felt as a family we all reconnected. It was nice to talk to more people on the phone and have zoom calls. I actually really enjoyed it.
“However, the second time the schools closed I was so over it! It wasn’t as fun – I was riddled with guilt, either because I felt like I wasn’t giving enough time to the kids or I wasn’t giving enough time to housework or my work as a content creator.
“I always felt like I was always letting someone down. Having three kids at different ages meant they they all needed me for different things. Also I am not a teacher, and I have so much respect to all teachers out there. I have no idea how you do it.”
But she said the motivation to keep creating and posting more is the feedback she gets from other parents.
“I get lots of messages from parents and even people struggling with mental health thanking me for making them laugh. This means the world to me as my videos came from me being in an anxious state myself, and I felt better from other people making me laugh so it’s gone in a full circle. Just knowing that I can make a small difference to someone’s mood makes me want to make more videos.”
She said her sole inspiration is her kids and the antics they get up to. “The majority of my videos are based on real life, the things that they do or say. Sometimes I think I am alone with how my kids act – but it turns out they’re all the same. Nice to know we’re all in the same boat!”
Heart attacks happen when an artery supplying your heart with blood and oxygen becomes blocked, usually by a build-up of fatty plaques called cholesterol. Heart attacks fall under the umbrella of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels.
As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort, said Heart UK.
The health site continued: “But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
“Although men and women can experience chest pressure that feels like an elephant sitting across the chest, women can experience a heart attack without chest pressure.
“Instead, they may experience shortness of breath, pressure or pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, dizziness, light-headedness or fainting, upper back pressure or extreme fatigue.”
KERRY Katona has shared her pride after finally buying her own house 13 years after losing everything – admitting that the struggle had left her feeling “suicidal” in the past.
The 40-year-old star spoke openly as she took to her Instagram page to share the good news with followers earlier this morning, reflecting on how much her life has changed for the better in recent years.
Posting a smiling selfie to her grid, the mother-of-five wrote: “Good morning you beautiful people!!! Well it’s official!! After losing EVERYTHING 13 years ago and having to rent I’ve finally bought me a house!!
“I want to share this news because many times over the years I literally felt suicidal! BUT I never gave up! If I can turn things around and get back on top ANYONE can.
“I’m not gonna lie, credit where credit due, I’m really proud of myself. DONT EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!!!!!!! Doesn’t matter if others don’t believe in you just as long as you believe in yourself!”
Kerry went on to thank fiance Ryan Mahoney for supporting her, adding: “Thank you @ryanmahoney_7 for always having faith in me even when I didn’t. I love you #LOA #stateofmind ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Even 6 years ago I never thought I’d be where I am today! It’s been bloody hard.”
Reflecting on her struggle, the star detailed: “Drugs, bankruptcy, bipolar, mental health, anxiety, divorcees breakdowns, car crash TVs, WOW I honestly never thought I’d get through it all! But here I am.
“Tell yourself every day you love yourself, tell yourself every day your worth it and never ever let other people’s opinions define you as a person! Learn from it all, move on and help others❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘😘😘🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏”
She cheekily signed off the caption: “Oh and yes.. I’m moving back up north ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️”
Kerry had previously been declared bankrupt twice in just five years, and has also opened up about her drugs battle in the past.
You’re Not Alone
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:
A leading Israeli football referee is set to announce that they are undergoing sex reassignment surgery, becoming a woman named Sapir Berman and the first transgender match official in the history of the country’s top flight.
Experienced Berman is expected to make an official announcement at a press conference on Tuesday, during which she will discuss the process as well as introducing her new name after reportedly transitioning over recent months.
The 27-year-old, who embarked on a refereeing career over 10 years ago and earned a promotion from his homeland’s Referee Association last July, has received full support from the Israeli Football Association (IFA), which is holding consultations with both the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and FIFA over how to properly accommodate transgender referees.
“I felt trapped,” Berman was reported to have told reporters by the Jerusalem Post, which said that the “peak of her struggle” had come during the pandemic.
Fascinating news from Israel 🇮🇱:Sagi Berman, an Israeli Premier League referee, announced that he is undergoing a process of becoming a woman, and changes his/her name to Sapir. Wants to continue in the profession and has the full support from the IFA and the Referees Union. pic.twitter.com/KT5cG9V1pq
#BREAKING#LGBT news from #Israel: Sagi Berman, a Premier League Football referee, is transitioning from male to female and changing her name to Sapir. She will be the first transgender referee in the nation’s history, Israel Football association announces @kann_news 🏳️🌈🇮🇱 pic.twitter.com/bW63NHDG6x
The IFA is co-hosting the press briefing with Berman and has advised the media to address its employee as female, while Israeli Premier League side Maccabi Netanya offered an early message of encouragement, praising her “courage and openness”.
The Post added that Berman had started acclimating to “the feeling of finally being able to combine her identity and workplace”, explaining that she has worn makeup and “accessories that make her feel more comfortable in her body” at practice sessions in recent weeks.
In 2018, English referee Lucy Clark became the world’s first transgender soccer referee to come out, proceeding to continue officiating male and female matches.
NTAs: Trevor McDonald says he always had a drink before hosting
The legendary newsreader returned to screens last night with a compilation of his greatest TV moments in And Finally – With Trevor McDonald. The 81-year-old, who was knighted for his services to journalism 22 years ago, has also talked openly about the Royal Family. Speaking about the monarchy’s future, he pointed out how Prince Harry’s treatment in the Commonwealth often “didn’t make sense” as he has been met by “rapturous” welcomes while republican sentiment has still been high.
Sir Trevor is a longstanding admirer of the Queen and admitted he could “never” in his “wildest dreams” have imagined receiving a knighthood.
Sir Trevor documented his thoughts about the royals and how they had survived through the centuries.
He admitted to having a deep respect for the Queen and felt “fortunate” to have met her “many times”.
His family, who lived in Trinidad, were extremely “proud” too and displayed a photograph of their first meeting in the Sixties.
Trevor McDonald analysed the treatment of Prince Harry during an overseas tour (Image: GETTY)
Trevor McDonald said he felt ‘fortunate’ to have met the Queen ‘many times’ (Image: GETTY)
The journalist quipped in his Daily Telegraph column: “I think they took it as a sign that their son hadn’t entirely wasted his life.”
Sir Trevor claimed the Queen – who has spent 69 years on the throne – was “the world’s most recognisable monarch… and perhaps person”.
He was impressed by Her Majesty’s ability to “become a modern Queen while observing the traditions of the institution”.