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Garlic helps some: I have no experience treating this and there is no formal research, but many patients report that topical garlic is effective, though it may sting and burn. See http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/xanthoma.Html measures to lower cholesterol usually help to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Focus on Drivers: While xanthomas can be treated in various physical ways, as with most medicine, txs about symptoms, not health. Best check drivers because of many related issues. Rec: NMR particle test, optimize both LDL & HDL particle concentrations, e.g. Ldl 9 ?mol/l (not just chol, a sterol fat made by every cell & carried by all lipoprotein particles). Study: dietdoctor, lchf. ...Read more
Xanthremover: These are called xanthelasma. I usually refer to ophtho or plastic surgery. There are methods i've heard that are available called xanthremover and that is on youtube. I am not an expert. Try to watch it, talk to your doctor and get an opinion. Those are the eyes you have to worry about, so get the safest one for yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes cholesterol deposits in the wall of the artery to rupture.Had 2 stents placed in LAD.100% blocked. 52yr.old well controlled type2 diabetic?
Many factors: The exact cause in a given individual is never known but factors known to increase the risk are: smoking, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes (you have no control over this and better control doesn't help), and NOT taking a statin (statins stabilize plaques). High LDL and low HDL may contribute but the data is less clear. ...Read more
How would i know if i have cholesterol deposits in my carotid artery ? When should i check on that if i have CAD ?
The cause of milia and calcium deposits appears to be frequently confused online. Do milia suggest the possibility of high cholesterol?
No confusion: Milia are unrelated to hypercholsterolemia, but xanthelasma, which is another form of bumps on the midface, is weakly related. Much of the "medical advice" that you read online is rubbish. "Calcium deposits" in turn is a silly misnomer for atherosclerotic plaques, still our number-one disease. I'm glad you're discerning. Best wishes. ...Read more
Cholesterol control: Holesterol comes from two sources: your body and food. Your liver and other cells in your body make about 75 percent of blood cholesterol. The other 25 percent comes from the foods you eat. Cholesterol is only found in animal products. A cholesterol screening measures your level of HDL and ldl. Hdl is the "good" cholesterol which helps keep the LDL (bad) cholesterol from getting lodged into your artery walls. A healthy level of HDL may also protect against heart attack and stroke, while low levels of HDL (less than 40 mg/dl for men and less than 50 mg/dl for women) have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease. If you need to increase your HDL to your reach your goals, studies show that regular physical activity can help your body produce more hdls. Reducing trans fats and eating a balanced, nutritious diet is another way to increase hdl. If these measures are not enough to increase your HDL to goal, your healthcare practitioner may prescribe a medication specifically to increase your hdls. Ldl cholesterol is the "bad" cholesterol. When too much of it circulates in the blood, it can clog arteries, increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. Ldl cholesterol is produced naturally by the body, but many people inherit genes from their mother, father or even grandparents that cause them to make too much. Eating saturated fat, trans fats and dietary cholesterol also increases how much you have. If high blood cholesterol runs in your family, lifestyle modifications may not be enough to help lower your LDL blood cholesterol. Everyone is different, so work with your doctor to find a treatment plan that's best for you. Most importantly, having a good doest and exercise will lead to having higher hdl's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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