High cholesterol: The skin on this part of the body has become dry? Understand the increased cholesterol level
High cholesterol is also known as the silent killer. There are no symptoms of cholesterol in the body, due to which it becomes very difficult to detect this problem in time, but there are some signs of high cholesterol, which you should immediately contact the doctor as soon as it is detected. Today we are going to tell you about such a sign, as soon as you see it, you should understand that your cholesterol level has become very high.
The problem of high cholesterol is known as the 'silent killer'. There are two types of cholesterol in the body which are known as good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Good cholesterol is considered very beneficial for the body while bad cholesterol proves to be very harmful. Due to the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries, they start shrinking due to which the blood flow is greatly reduced. Decreased blood flow can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
The problem of high cholesterol has to be faced due to bad lifestyle, excessive consumption of alcohol and fatty foods. Although the symptoms of high cholesterol are rarely seen, but there are some signs of it, by which high cholesterol can be estimated.
If the problem of high cholesterol is not treated on time, then plaque starts to accumulate in the arteries. Plaque is a wax-like substance made up of cholesterol and other substances. Due to excessive accumulation of plaque, the arteries get narrowed due to which the blood flow becomes limited. Due to blockage of arteries, the flow of blood to the feet stops. Due to which its symptoms start appearing in the feet. Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a condition in which there is no proper flow of blood to the legs. Due to this, the risk of severe pain, ulcers or wounds increases significantly.
According to the NHS, critical limb ischemia (CLI) is extremely dangerous and difficult to treat. Some signs of this start showing on the body when there is critical limb ischemia. One of the main signs of CLI is dryness of the skin on the feet.
However, apart from cholesterol, dry skin can be caused by many other problems. But with CLI, there are many other signs along with dry skin. Other signs of CLI include a yellow, smooth or shiny appearance of the skin.
According to the National Health Service (NHS), these are the symptoms of critical limb ischemia-
- Severe pain in the legs, pain in spite of sitting in the resting position.
- Pale, shiny and smooth and dry appearance of the skin of the feet.
- Formation and non-healing of wounds and ulcers in the feet.
- Reduced muscle mass of legs.
- Cold and numbness of the toes, as well as red or black color.
- Swelling and foul-smelling pus in the toes.
- If you see these signs in your feet, then it is important that you contact the doctor.