Health Update: Know these Signs of LDL cholesterol in legs!


Signs of LDL cholesterol in legs: If you have a high-fat diet, less physical activity, smoke, and drink, then there is a high possibility of an increase in the amount of LDL i.e. bad cholesterol in your body. Apart from the lipid test, you can also identify it by the signs visible in the legs.


Getting tested is the best way to know the level of LDL cholesterol in the body. But sometimes it can also be estimated by observing some changes in the body. Let us tell you, that LDL is also called bad cholesterol. The reason behind this is the increased risk of fatal diseases like heart attack, and stroke due to it. 

With age, the chances of LDL cholesterol increase. After the age of 65, men and women complain of high cholesterol the most. However, due to genetic and environmental factors, a person can become a patient of high cholesterol at any age. In such a situation, it is important to keep an eye on some signs to detect this accumulation in your body.

How much LDL cholesterol should be in the body 

According to Hopkins Medicine, a healthy adult's body should have 100 to 129 mg/dL of LDL cholesterol. However, if this amount reaches 160 to 189 mg/dL then it is considered a serious condition.

Signs of high cholesterol visible in the feet

Although the feet are located at a great distance from the heart, when the cholesterol level in the body increases, the blood arteries of the feet also start becoming thin. This is also called PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease). Due to this numbness and tingling are felt in the feet. Apart from this, pain in the feet and muscle cramps are experienced during physical activity. 

Symptoms of cholesterol are also visible on the face and hands

Yellow lumps on the eyelids

Blue, white, or grey circles inside the eye

Bulging eyes

Swelling in the wrists

Small bumps on the hands

Pain in the hands

Contact the doctor immediately

If you are seeing the above-mentioned symptoms in your body, then get yourself checked by your doctor without delay. A health expert can do a blood test to confirm high cholesterol. Keep in mind that timely medical help is very helpful in preventing the side effects of high cholesterol.