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Causes Of Xanthoma
What are the non surgical options to remove xanthoma? I am aware of the underlying cause. I want them removed now.
Xanthomas on eye lids.TC 252, TG 92, HDL 70, LDL 164, CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.6. Good diet & Ex. Can mild elevation cause deposits or inflammation in body?
Xanthomas from lipid: A Xanthoma looks like a yellow bump with well-defined borders that can appear anywhere on the body, and is associated with elevated blood lipids from a variety of causes, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes, pancreatitis, liver problems, certain cancers. Xanthelasma are flat yellow irregular growths on the eyelids which are not necessarily from increased lipids. The growths themselves are harmless. ...Read more
Xanthomas: These are due to the deposition of excess lipids in the blood: http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/skin-care/problems/medical/xanthomas1.Htm this means you have an elevation of certain blood lipids and this should be evaluated and treated by your doctor with a combination of diet and medications, if necessary, depending on the specific cause of your lipid elevation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Xanthomas are usually composed of cells that are very lipid laden. As such, these have a peculiar signal character on MRI scan. In the brain, these appear bright on the mris. In the brain, there is the entity of the xanthochromic pleomorphic astrocytoma. This has lipid laden astrocytic cells. ...Read more
The question: should not be "what is used " rather BY WHOM IT IS USED...a BOARD CERTIFIED OPTHAMOLOGIST or BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST should be consulted and what they CHOOSE to USE will be SAFE! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My daughter has alagille syndrome and is covered in xanthomas.. Any tips on pretreating to try to minimize scarring from them?
Xanthomas: The xanthomas are fatty deposits in the skin and a result of the abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood, which occurs due to the disruptions in liver functioning. In essence the liver (bile duct outlets) are the main issue. As a father of two girls, my heart and blessing go to you and your daughter. Kindest regards, james ridgway, md www.Larrabeecenter.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have xanthomas and i am using simvastatin since one month.my cholesterol level is 198 and i am 28 years old.how long i should take this medicine??
Xantomas: xanthomas are a marker o familial hyperlipidemia..this places you at significant risk for future cardiovascular events and based on your LDL cholesterol number you should be on long standing statin therapy..unfortunately statin use is contraindicated in women of childbearing age and considered unsafe for use during pregnancy..if you are considering more children you need alternate therapy ...Read more
Is it possible that infants with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia develop xanthomas or xanthelasmas?
Yes: There are plenty of other possible causes of xanthomas in kids, elbows ; butt. Especially if they're on the knees, some bloodwork would be a great idea. ...Read more
Can infants with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia develop xanthomas or xanthelasmas? What are your expert opinions?
Gene dose effect: Hi. Is the infant homozygous or heterozygous for FH? Homozygotes can develop tendon xanthomata or xanthelasma in childhood. Many heterozygotes don't ever get xanthomata. If the infant is a homozygote, he/she has a tough road ahead; heterozygotes too, but very tough for homozygotes. Good luck! ...Read more
XANTHOMA: The main aim of treatment for xanthomas that are associated with an underlying lipid disorder is to identify and treat the lipid disorder. In many cases, treating the underlying disorder will reduce or resolve the xanthomas. In addition, treating hyperlipidaemia will reduce the risk of heart disease, and treating hypertriglyceridaemia will prevent pancreatitis. Dietary and lifestyle modifications with or without medication are used to treat lipid disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had two possible TIAs-MRI/A say-xanthoma formation w/in choroid plexus bilaterally-fetal origin right posterior cerebral arterycongenitalvarition?
Normal variation: Fetal origin posterior cerebral artery is a normal finding you were born with and choroid plexus comments is also normal. I presume the MRI was otherwise normal. Please make sure to see a neurologist for a complete evaluation as TIAs are often warning signs for strokes. ...Read more
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WorkingInternalFears: During sleep, our minds/brains work to both integrate awake experiences into memory &, as part of this, make sense of many issues, correctly or incorrectly, the best we can. Fears, anger & sadness, emotions we typically have the most difficulty with, are commonly repressed while awake; allows function & interaction with others. However, while dreaming, issues are worked on & sometimes remembered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers