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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Kurt J. Isaak, Community Member, asks

Q: Can High Cholesterol cause pain in feet and legs?

For a couple years I have had pain in my feet and legs quite severely in the mornning, but constantly throughout the day. I've heard several times in the last couple days that it could be related to poor circulation caused by high cholesterol...is this true?

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5/20/09 5:26pm

Hi Kurt,

 

There a many different conditions that could cause poor circulation, from narrowed vessels to diabetes.  I recommend being evaluated by your physician to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By Kurt J. Isaak, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 05/19/09