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Cholesterol Deposits On Eyelid
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
I don't know of any remedied that dissolve cholesterol pockets.
These can be removed in an office setting. ...Read more
Don't think you can: Would love to be proven wrong, but haven't heard of any way to remove these things, called xanthelasmas. ...Read more
Can you tell me how to get rid of the bad cholesterol that is starting and a grown blister on my eyelids?
Diet: 'Bad' cholesterol (LDL, VLDL & Triglycerides) can often be managed by tight diet control. Limit starches and fats in your diet. They may require medications to achieve safe levels. I usually recommend the DASH diet as a starting point. Http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/dash/ ...Read more
I have 4 tiny raised spots on my eyelid. Can't tell if they're white or skin colored. Can this be something other than cholesterol induced?
Yes: See an ophthalmologist for an exam. This could be many different conditions. If suspicious or causing discomfort they most likely can be removed in the office with a simple procedure. ...Read more
No: No molecules can be seen by the naked eye. ...Read more
44yr old male, 5, 10 tall, 200ibs. Cholesterol 220, normal bs and BP. Is having butter and honey or eye egg for breakfast bad for me and cholesterol?
See below: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. Reduce your weight to160 lb. ...Read more
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
My eye gets to see a thin silver flash of light for a couple of secs. I have cholesterol, high blood pressure taking medication. Please advice.
Exam: Flashes or photopsias should be evaluated by an eye md to review the back part of the eye (retina, blood vessels, and vitreous gel). Ordinarily people see floaters as they age. These are small grayish spots that don't obscure vision. Flashes may indicate the pulling of the vitreous off the retina, infrequently tearing the retina as a result. Flashes can also come from:migraine, pressure circulatio. ...Read more
Swollen little bump under boyfriends eye after drinking coffee and eating sweet, what is the cause if sugar cholesterol levels are normal? Thrombophila?
Sometimes a: Small swollen lump under the eyelid can be a sty. Medical evaluation would provide accurate diagnosis. ...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
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?
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
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
Xanthelasma: Deposits in eyelids or elsewhere usually with elevated blood cholesterol ...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
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
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
How would I know if I have cholesterol deposits in my carotid artery? When should I check on that if I have CAD?
A doctor told me that I had calcium deposites in my eye (underneath the eyelid) because I had a feeling of a strange body, could this be true?
Concretions: You probably do have calcium deposits usually at the transition zone between the cartilage of the lid and the softer area above that. We are not sure why they form but they can be felt sometimes. Your ophthalmologist can remove them in the office if they are bothering you. We call them concretions. ...Read more
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
No feeling: However, you will see a baggy area under the lower eye lid. ...Read more
See a doctor: You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation whenever you have pain in the eyes. ...Read more
I have a problem of deposit of cholestrol above eye pls detail about treatment both eye were covered with cholestrol deposit and make a skin problem?
Cholesterol Deposits: It sounds like you are referring to Xanthelasma. There are multiple treatment modalities available for this condition, however none of them are consistent. Treatment options include Monochloro, Dichloro and Trichloroacetic Acid as well as CO2, Erbium and Argon Laser. Electrodesication, Cryosurgery as well as surgical excision can also be used. All of these treatments may cause scarring, however. ...Read more
My 71 yr old dad has stage 5 csd. He also has fluid deposition in eye. What is its medical terminology? Is it painful to put the injection to dryfluid?
Macular edema: He has fluid accumulation centrally in the back of the eye at the macular area - the part of the eye which sees fine detail like reading. The injection to help eliminate this is done under very controlled circumstances by people who have done it a lot. There is really no pain at all even though the first time it is experienced it is sort of scary. ...Read more
How are calcium deposits located in the mocular area of your eye treated I just found out/causing blurred vision?
So if there is yellow deposit on the eye the only way top get rid of it is surgery? And it has no harm apart from looking not so nice? What causes it?
I have a fatty deposit over the lymph node in my neck. I went to an Eye, ear, nose Dr. To have it checked out years ago along with an MRI. All is fine?
Has it increased in size?
Did the MRI from 5 years ago show most likely a lipoma (benign fatty tumor)?
To confirm or if it changed you could always have a small biopsy performed.
But if everything has remained exactly the same clinically then it most likely remains what it was 5 years ago ...Read more
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ≤700 nmol/l, HDL ≥45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ↓$, but misleading. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your age, other risk factors, and severity of cholesterol elevation. The first step is healthy life style: fruits and vegetables and daily exercise avoiding animal fats in particular and large amount of any fat in general. Get to and maintain ideal body weight if possible. If that fails and your risks are high, medication may be indicated. ...Read more
Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about reducing your cholesterol:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more
Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. Do cardio exercise on most days of the week. ...Read more
Avoid too much.: Cholesterol is not 'bad', all our cells contain and require cholesterol to keep membranes healthy in our bodies. It's over-consumption of cholesterol which gets us into trouble. The extra cholesterol lodges in arteries, eventually causing narrowing which can lead to blood clots (heart attacks, strokes). ...Read more