High cholesterol: Five signs of 'severe' dyslipidaemia that could result in 'amputation'

Gangrene is the death of tissue which, eventually, can “lead to the need for amputation”.

Dyslipidaemia juxtaposed to high blood pressure, obesity, and insulin resistance is evident of metabolic syndrome.

These health conditions – alongside other risk factors – increase your risk of severe PAD, the risk of gangrene, and a need for amputation.

Other risk factors include being over the age of 70, smoking, and a family history of cardiovascular disease.

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