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Is pain and inflammation in the legs related to cholesterol level?

Yes I just received my results on my blood screening night HDL cholesterol is not good came back as a 48 I’m I’m 63 going on 64 years old I have been having a lot of inflammation and pain in my legs something tells me that it has to do with the cholesterol I know that I’m a bit overweight about 40 pounds overweight my height is 55 and I weigh about 100 I think it’s 90098 pounds and corre i’m 63 going on 64 years old I have been having a lot of inflammation and pain in my legs something tells me that it has to do with the cholesterol I know that I’m a bit overweight about 40 pounds overweight my height is 55 and I Wait 198 pounds and I’m not happy about it I’m not good at doing exercise I try to eat as healthy as possible what can help me reduce this I’ll make my coat good cholesterol get better hope you have an answer for me
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

As per your clinical history, please follow like this:

1) Do a clinical examination by your Doctor [vascular specialist] and do few investigations like [Doppler ultrasound and Angiography] to confirm it.

2) Discuss with your treating Doctor about cholesterol-reducing medicine [atorvastatin + fenofibrate], for the blood clot [clopidogrel] and [pentoxifylline] for pain.

Do follow lifestyle modifications like this:

1) Try to quit smoking if you're a smoker.

2) If you have diabetes, keep your blood sugar in good control.

3) Do exercise regularly. Aim for 30 minutes at least three times a week.

4) Try to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

5) Eat foods that are low in saturated fat.

6) Try to maintain a healthy weight.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo
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