Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Skin Cholesterol Deposits

Share
1

1
Skin cholesterol deposits teatment?

Skin cholesterol deposits teatment?

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

Skin Cholesterol Deposits (Definition)

Skin cholesterol deposits is a symptom in which a person has some small collections of cholesterol fat under the skin surface on some parts of the body. These may be ...Read more


2

2
What causes skin cholesterol deposits?

What causes skin cholesterol deposits?

High cholesterol: Cholesterol skin deposits, called xanthelasma, are associated with very high cholesterol levels in the blood. They can resolve with treatment of the cholesterol abnormality. ...Read more

3

3
Aged 64yrs male , suffering from high cholesterol, walks and stands too much from 40years, my skin in legs have turned blackish brown.Why ? Treatment?

Aged 64yrs male , suffering from high cholesterol, walks and stands too much from 40years, my skin in legs have turned blackish brown.Why ? Treatment?

Venous Insufficiency: You could have venous insufficiency/reflux. This is especially true if you have leg swelling at the end of the day & varicose veins. Your red blood cells get into your fat tissue & the cells that clean them up dissolve the red blood cells except the iron in them causing them to turn brown. Unfortunately there is little to do to reverse but you should be worked up for venous reflux specialist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What kinds of treatment options are there if you have high cholesterol?

What kinds of treatment options are there if you have high cholesterol?

Lifestyle, meds: Depending on the severity of your cholesterol elevation, lifestyle modifications are usually recommended first. This includes regular exercise, weight loss, and eating a heart healthy diet. For more severe elevations, medications, such as statins, will likely be recommended as well. ...Read more

5

5
Is niaspan (niacin) a good treatment for cholesterol?

Is niaspan (niacin) a good treatment for cholesterol?

No: It's a weak agent in the doses that humans can tolerate and it lacks robust outcome data. A statin is preferred. Niacin is a second like agent for people who can't tolerate a statin. The combo of Niacin with a statin is particularly troublesome: http://www.Foxnews.Com/health/2013/02/28/niacin-statin-combo-tied-to-skin-muscle-side-effects/. ...Read more

6

6
Last 15 yrs cholesterol averages 200-220 w/49 hdl. read statins can be harmful. exercise & good diet better treatment? Have not been so good at that

Last 15 yrs cholesterol averages 200-220 w/49 hdl. read statins can be harmful. exercise &  good diet better treatment? Have not been so good at that

Statin drugs: The main side effect of statin drugs is lowering the risk of heart attack/stroke in patients w/ high cholesterol. Recommendations about who should take statin drugs are based on a very large amount of clinical data and represent evidence-based scientific medicine. Whether to take a statin depends on lots of factors. For personalized advice, consult your doctor or a specialist on HealthTap. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Painful side effects with atorvastatin drug treatment for lowering cholesterol?

Painful side effects with atorvastatin drug treatment for lowering cholesterol?

Med side effects: Atorvastatin is a statin. Side-effects include muscular aches , inflammation, lft elevation. Dangerous toxicity such as outright rhabdomyolosis is rare (less than 0.05%), but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

8

8
Treatment for high urea, uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides?

Treatment for high urea, uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides?

Plant based: A plant based or vegetarian diet with plenty of fluids is the cornerstone. Attempt to attain or maintain ideal body weight. If that is insufficient, there are drugs that will also make a big difference. ...Read more

9

9
What are the differences if any between Lipitor (atorvastatin) and crestor when it comes to treatment of high cholesterol?

What are the differences if any between Lipitor (atorvastatin) and crestor when it comes to treatment of high cholesterol?

While there may be: Subtle differences, they are each "statins", the gola is optimizing triglyceride and LDL cholesterol. I was on Atorvastatin for 12 years, and switched to Simvastatin when my co-pay went to $125, and i can get generic zocor (simvastatin) for $6.99. The newer the more expensive. Resuvostatin is newer. Show me the difference is worth the price. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Does aspirin therapy work for cholesterol?

Does aspirin therapy work for cholesterol?

Not intended to: Aspirin, in the context of heart disease, is meant to weaken the clotting ability of platelets. It is not meant to lower cholesterol and it does not. It is important in the care of a person with heart disease, but only a small part. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers