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10 Warning Signs Cholesterol Is Harming Your Legs

Cholesterol can clog the heart’s blood vessels, but it can also affect the legs, leading to peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. Up to 12 million people in the U.S. have PAD, which is linked to a higher risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, says David Slovut, MD, director of advanced interventional therapy at Montefiore Medical Center.

After five years, 20% of people with PAD will have had a nonfatal heart attack. Check out 10 signs you could have PAD. The good news? It’s treatable.

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2 thoughts on “10 Warning Signs Cholesterol Is Harming Your Legs”

  1. I had high cholesterol for years. I could not take cholesterol pills due to cramping in my legs. Fast forward.. Im not sure if Covid affected my blood vessels or if its claudication from high cholesterol. Anybody with high cholesterol needs to take it seriously. One angioplasty and two procedures later, I can honestly say, YOU dont want this pain. Its no joke wondering when and if a blood clot will suddenly kill you. As well as calf in leg, never stops hurting.

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