High levels of cholesterol in the body can lead to cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and stroke. High cholesterol has a lack of symptoms, due to which it is often dubbed a silent killer. A blood test is needed to identify high cholesterol levels.
People usually find excess weight or body fat as indicators of high cholesterol. However, some warning signs may appear in other parts of your body, such as your legs. Blockage of arteries in the extremities is known as peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, and some of the arteries that may be affected can supply blood to the legs. Therefore, it is advisable not to ignore these signs and seek medical attention if you experience them.