High cholesterol levels affect the legs

Because they so seldom result in symptoms, high cholesterol levels are frequently referred to as the “silent killer.” The hardening of the arteries in the arms and legs due to cholesterol buildup might result in extremely hazardous symptoms.

Peripheral artery disease is the term used to describe this arterial stiffening (PAD)

Painful spasms in the muscles of the hip, thigh, or calf are the initial sign of PAD, according to the Cardiovascular Labs of America (CLA). Even simple movements like walking or climbing stairs might result in excruciating spasms.

According to CLA’s Dr. Sanjay Wagle, our bodies are extremely intelligent. We should consider our leg problems. You should see a doctor if your legs hurt while you walk but go away when you’re resting.

They claimed that it is dangerous if your leg muscles stiffen and do not improve.

Monitoring cholesterol levels and other heart disease symptoms is the primary method of preventing peripheral artery disease.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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