Symptoms of high cholesterol.. Warning signs that appear in the legs

High levels of cholesterol in the blood can lead to a number of health complications, including peripheral arterial disease in which the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to the leg muscles.

And the newspaper “Express” quoted the British Health Service as saying that a change in the color of the skin in your legs, such as turning pale or blue, is a possible sign of peripheral arterial disease caused by high levels of cholesterol in the blood, while also emphasizing that arteriosclerosis Peripheral may have causes other than high cholesterol.

She adds that PAD symptoms often develop slowly, and if symptoms develop quickly, it could be a sign of a serious problem that requires immediate treatment.

She continued, "Many people with PAD do not have symptoms at first. However, some may develop pain in their legs when walking, which usually disappears after a few minutes of rest."

The Cleveland Clinic says that half of people who develop PAD initially had no symptoms, and PAD is usually diagnosed through a physical exam by a doctor.

Other symptoms of PAD can include:

  • Hair loss in your legs and feet.

  • numbness or weakness in the legs;

  • Open sores that do not heal on your feet.

  • Glossy skin.

  • Erectile dysfunction in men.

  • brittle nails.

  • Leg muscle contraction.

High cholesterol is fairly common in the UK and is more common in people who are overweight, and the Health Service says more than two in five people in England have high cholesterol, which can lead to It leads to a number of negative health consequences, especially since high cholesterol often does not show symptoms, so many people do not realize that they have it.

The authority explains that there are a number of ways to reduce high cholesterol, and changing what you eat, increasing your activity, and quitting smoking can help restore cholesterol to a healthy level, as well as taking the medication prescribed by your doctor.

The authority advises to stay away from fatty foods, especially foods that contain saturated fats.

Replace it with food that contains unsaturated fats, vegetables and fruits, as well as exercise regularly.

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