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Six red flag symptoms of high cholesterol you might find in your legs

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Six warning signs of the silent killer condition that can appear in the legs. Elevated cholesterol, also known as hypercholesterolemia, is a potentially fatal condition, where there's too much of a fatty substance known as cholesterol in your blood.

Although it may not be problematic initially, over time it can increase your likelihood of developing serious health issues - including heart attacks and strokes.

The build-up of cholesterol can block arteries, keeping blood from flowing through properly. It poses a significant risk for cardiovascular disease which results in nearly 18 million deaths globally each year.

In the UK, cardiovascular disease accounts for roughly a quarter of all fatalities. The most troubling aspect is that high cholesterol often shows no symptoms; hence, it often remains undiagnosed, reports the Express.

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