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Cholesterol Deposits Eye
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 more
Surgery: Cholesterol rings of the eyelids are removed with a surgical procedure tightening the eyelid skin, it removes wrinkles as well. ...Read more
My brother has chalazions on both of his eyes on the lower part. Do chalzions have anything to do with a higher level of cholesterol, ? Thanks
No: No molecules can be seen by the naked eye. ...Read more
I am using coveram 10/10 for hypertension and storwin 20mg for cholesterol. BP is 135/84. Have headaches, swolen eyes and cheeks, dizzyness etc. Help?
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I'm 47 years old, earlier my eyes are turning tumor, what is the reason? I did tests and cholesterol is high is this the problem or it's another problem?
Eye tumor?: Hi. Eye tumors need IMMEDIATE attention. Vision may be lost! Very few types of high cholesterol can cause deposits in the skin AROUND (not IN) the eyes called xanthelasma. If you have a tumor IN the eye, an ophthalmologist must have diagnosed it. PLEASE follow up with that, or another, ophthalmologist. This could need immediate attention. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: These things (xanthelesma) can be removed.Get a more detailed answer ›
I recently had a eye exam and lipids were found in my cornea but my total cholesterol is 178. Should I worry?
Nor really: As long is your cholesterol is normal then there is no worry. If it was high then you need to treat your cholesterol level. The deposit called arcus which is harmless. ...Read more
Since fish oil contains fat, is it still good for you - does it cause or prevent plaque? Taking 2g for dry eye/BP/cholesterol and it seems to help.
Yes: Some OTC Fish oil tablets do have high Fat content which are not enough Omega 3/6. If you have prescription strength Fish oil like Lovaza, other fat content is minimal This does help bring down Triglycerides and LDL. Helps prevent the Plaqque build up in arteries. It should be associated with CV exercise and healthy dietary habit, ...Read more
I feel weak and tiredness eyes. No heart issue. Went check up last night. 128/80 sugar 5.0 and cholesterol 5.1. im give up?
I am a Caucasian 60-yr-old woman with high cholesterol, taking turmeric, consuming no cholesterol foods, no alcohol or drugs but have yellow eyes, why?
My father (67 y/o, has high cholesterol) developed sudden blurry vision, only in his right eye. It's been present for 24 hours. No other complaints or signs. Had a through eye exam, only beginning stage cataracts were found. What can be the cause?
Lump in my throat, eyes feel heavy, head feels cloudy, feeling light headed. Taking bp, anxiety, cholesterol meds, smoke, overweight sedentary work?
Side Effects: You may be experiencing side effects to your medication. Contact your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have a cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex, lately I have had the sensation that someone is pushing down on my head. Not painful, just weird.?
Cholesterol Granulom: You were diagnosed with having a cholesterol granuloma? How big is it? Do you have surgery planned? With your new symptoms, you need to see your otologist asap. Cholesterol granulomas tend to expand. Additionally, the body reacts to the cholesterol as a foreign body causing an inflammatory reaction. Expansion and inflammation risk bone destruction & injury to hearing, and vital nerves. ...Read more
I've been having stiff neck problem for almost a week now. I can't turn my head properly. Usually it took only a day or two. I checked my cholesterol.?
Torticolis: Cholesterol shouldn't have anything to do with a stiff neck. It sounds as though you have strained the neck muscles leaving them in spasm. Time and anti-inflammatory medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may be useful in relaxing the tissue to normal. Failing that, you may want to look into osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation. Daily exercise can help avoid this problem before it occurs. ...Read more
Doubtful: At you age, having Skin manifestations of high cholesterol (usually seen in the eye area) would be unlikely, and is probably something else. Pimples of course are a possibility since you called them pimples, but a true diagnosis on any skin condition can not be made over the computer and really would need a clinical exam. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pain in arms when they are above my head, also night time arm pain. I have high cholesterol. Could this be an artery issue?
Possibly: There are a lot of potential causes, and I would encourage you to be seen. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. One example of a potential cause is thoracic outlet syndrome, which is often aggravated by raising the arms above the head as you are describing. Consider being seen. ...Read more
Every since my pcp diagnosed me w/ high cholesterol I hv been nervous for my health. I get chest tightness & head pressure, burping also why is this?
I have a few symptoms: 1. Persistent pressure in head 2. Twitching on left face, it comes an goes 3. Persistent Nausea 4. I did blood tests and good results: cholesterol, glucose, thyroid, PSA, etc Should I be worried?
Without knowing: More about your case- can't provide this reassurance. It is best to pose this question to the doctor who evaluated you. ...Read more
Focus on Drivers: Xanthomas can be treated in various ways, but, as with most medicine, Txs about symptoms not health. Best check drivers (because many related issues). Rec: NMR particle test, optimize LDL <400-700 nmol/L & Large-HDL >9 ɥmol/l (not just cholesterol (made by every animal cell & only one of the fat molecules carried by all lipoprotein particles). Study: https://goo. Gl/vFz1f3 & http://goo. Gl/P4ETNk. ...Read more
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
Is there a natural way to treat skin cholesterol deposits? Obviously lowering cholesterol is the key, but its the spot I'm wanting to treat.
There is no good way: To have these areas regress. Surgical removal could be an option but that would be a little extreme. You will have to settle for using topical cover up makeup. Obviously good medical control of your hyperlipidemia will avoid progression or development of new lesions. ...Read more
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
Xanthelasma: Deposits in eyelids or elsewhere usually with elevated blood cholesterol ...Read more