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Why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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