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why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
High cholesterol: Having high cholesterol results in the formation of plaque on the artery walls. It is natural to have damage to the arteries of the body and there is a usual repair process to correct the damage. With a high concentration of cholesterol, the repair process goes awry. Plaque forms, making the arteries stiff and vulnerable to a cakey buildup = blockage = heart attack, stroke or blocked leg vessel.
Answered on Dec 28, 2018
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Atherosclerosis: This is the usual cause of stroke, heart attack, gangrene of the legs, and sudden cardiac death. High cholesterol level correlates with risk and lowering it reduces risk. It gets deeper, but not much. Good luck.
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