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is there a connection between peripheral neuropathy and high cholesterol?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
25 years experience Neurology
No: There is in general no clear connection with high cholesterol. There is a rare peripheral neuropathy that is the first clinical expression of cholesterol emboli syndrome (ces).
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
No: High cholesterol causes vascular disease which can cause ischemia to tissues but not neuropathy.
Answered on Dec 16, 2014
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes, But most of patients with high cholesterol are also diabetics or prediabetics, then prone to neuropathy ,& PVD s
Apr 15, 2012

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