Cholesterol FAQs (cont.)
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What kinds of problems are caused by high cholesterol?
Narrowed carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain may cause a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke (CVA).
Narrowed arteries to the legs can cause pain with walking (claudication) which is a symptom of peripheral artery disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014
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