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"Stench" may be a "very serious" sign of high cholesterol

Although high cholesterol can quietly accumulate in the arteries without showing many warning signs, you may be able to detect the culprit once the condition progresses.    Cholesterol can block arteries and limit blood flow to your legs.

 


Although high cholesterol can quietly accumulate in the arteries without showing many warning signs, you may be able to detect the culprit once the condition progresses.


Cholesterol can block arteries and limit blood flow to your legs.


The NHS explains that this is also referred to as peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This case is capable of triggering an odorless warning signal.


If blood flow to your legs is "severely restricted", you may be at risk of critical limb ischemia (CLI).


CLI describes "very serious" complications that can be "difficult to address," according to the NHS. This situation can also cause an unpleasant sign.


The health service explains that the skin on your toes or lower limbs can become cold and numb, turn red and then black, and/or start to bloat and result in pus.


  1. These complications can cause severe pain and must be addressed "immediately".
  2. However, it is important to note that high cholesterol rarely causes warning signs.
  3. That's why the most reliable way to determine your levels is through a blood test.