Home > Cholesterol > Symptoms of High Cholesterol Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Oct 05, 2008 by SRBergmann, Views: 5541 High Cholesterol is asymptomatic, meaning it has NO symptoms. The only way to know that you have high cholesterol is by having a blood test with your physician. It is very important to know you cholesterol, especially if you have other risk factors for heart disease, such as family history, high blood pressure, diabetes, or smoking. Physicians look at different types of cholesterol in your blood, including the total cholesterol, the bad cholesterol-LDL, and the good cholesterol-HDL.