Written by Nahir Abdel Nabi
Friday, May 12, 2023 06:00 PM
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that your body needs to build cells, make vitamins and produce hormones like estrogen and testosterone, but eating too much can lead to clogged blood vessels, increasing your risk of heart attack, stroke and blood clots..
According to the website HuffPost Although there are often no obvious symptoms of high cholesterol, one sign to watch out for is related to the toes..
Peripheral arterial disease can cause your toenails to become brittle or grow slowly, and high cholesterol causes peripheral air disease called shortness of breath. PAD It’s where fatty plaques build up in your arteries, called atherosclerosis, that limit blood flow to your legs.
It is also known as peripheral vascular disease (PVD)Peripheral arterial disease, which can lead to poor blood circulation to your nails, which means there isn’t enough oxygen or nutrients to encourage nail growth..
While the disease can occur in any blood vessel, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is most common in the legs.Also, other symptoms of PAD to look for include numbness or weakness in the legs, and open sores that won’t heal..Your skin color may also change slightly, becoming paler than usual, but it may be hard to see on dark skin.
High levels of cholesterol are mainly caused by eating fatty foods, not exercising enough, being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol, but it can also be hereditary..
The condition itself has no symptoms and can only be detected by a blood test. Cholesterol is formed in the liver and is transported in the blood by proteins. It is generally divided into two types, good and bad, and transports high-density lipoprotein. (HDL) Cholesterol from the cells to the liver where it is broken down or passed as waste, this is called “good” cholesterol“.
The “bad cholesterol”, which is a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol is transported to the cells, in excess quantities, and then accumulates in the walls of the arteries.