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What is xanthelasma?

What is xanthelasma?

Yellow spots by eyes: These are made of macrophages (scavenger cells) filled with lipids. No one really understands them, and probably too much has been made of their connection with blood lipid problems. Plural is xanthelasmata. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedies for xanthelasma trying to avoid surgery heard garlic was good?

Is there any home remedies for xanthelasma trying to avoid surgery heard garlic was good?

No: There are no home remedies for xanthalasma! Garlic will not help. U need antlilpedemic drugs to prevent recurrence after surgery if u have hyperlipedimia. At times if u treat hyperlipedimia, the lesion might disappear spontaneously. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you have xanthelasma and not have high cholesterol?

Can you have xanthelasma and not have high cholesterol?

Of course: Despite the pop wisdom, the correlation between xanthelasma (fatty deposits near the eyes) and having high cholesterol is only slight. Anecdotally, I've had two friends whose xanthelasma has disappeared when they undertook fitness training, but this is hardly science. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy to get rid of xanthelasma?

Is there a natural remedy to get rid of xanthelasma?

NO: There are treatments at a dermatologist office, usually scraping off the deposits, leaving scabs which heal in 10 days. More important you need a blood test to measure cholesterol, ldl, hdl, and triglycerides. Then you should probably lose weight, exercise more, take a chewable baby aspirin, and begin a statin pill to reduce your risk of stroke or heart disease. Your blood pressure should be about. ...Read more

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I have a yellow mark on my eyelid...I've googled and it says xanthelasma, and it indicates heart disease :- (and heart attack looming. I'm 33?

I have a yellow mark on my eyelid...I've googled and it says xanthelasma, and it indicates heart disease :- (and heart attack looming. I'm 33?

Perhaps: Wouldn't it be simple if you could just go to the internet and become a physician. That what the insurance companies would like you to do! If, what you have concerns you, might I suggest a consultation with a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or family physician to see exactly what that yellow mark is? ...Read more

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I have uncomplicated Xanthelasma on both lower eye lids. Looking for non surgical treatment in NJ preferably using TCA. Anyone know of any NJ doctors?

I have uncomplicated Xanthelasma on both lower eye lids. Looking for non surgical treatment in NJ preferably using TCA. Anyone know of any NJ doctors?

Are you sure?: In my experience, xanthelasma are uncommon on the lower lids. Have you seen an ophthalmologist for evaluation? You should. ...Read more

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Is it possible that infants with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia develop xanthomas or xanthelasmas?

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

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Can infants with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia develop xanthomas or xanthelasmas? What are your expert opinions?

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

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Why do I have xanthlasma but my cholestrol is fine? I'm really anxious

Why do I have xanthlasma but my cholestrol is fine? I'm really anxious

See below: There are many causes of lipid deposits in the skin and it may require some additional blood tests to settle the issue. You consult this site for causes of xanthomas, just ignore the fist one, i.e. cancer. You should consult your doctor for a proper investigation. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002418/ ...Read more

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Is there any topical or oral medication for xanthelams (i don't want surgery or liser)?

Is there any topical or oral medication for xanthelams (i don't want surgery or liser)?

Xanthelasma?: You are quite young for these. These yellowish plaques tend to occur around the eye and are sometimes indicative of hypercholesterolemia. If your cholesterol is elevated you might benefit from treatment and maybe the xanthelasma will improve. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for xanthelesma to a 55 yr lady?

Is there any treatment for xanthelesma to a 55 yr lady?

Fat deposits in Skin: Xanthelasma are fat deposits in the skin, often around the eyes. Presence strongly suggests high fat carrying particle (lipoprotein) concentrations in the water outside cells &? rate of progression of arterial disease. They can be surgically treated/emptied in a variety of ways. However the best is likely to check & optimize the NMR particle test to? Or stop what drives them & artery disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have xantholasma and not have high cholesterol?

Is it possible to have xantholasma and not have high cholesterol?

Yes: If there is no family history of xanthelasmata it is likely to be associated with increased cholesterol. Common in asians and mediterranean cultures. ...Read more

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Can high altitudes cause eruptive Xanthelomas? Dr. Put me on statins, small now, but will they go away with diet and exercise, plus the statin?

Can high altitudes cause eruptive Xanthelomas? Dr. Put me on statins, small now, but will they go away with diet and exercise, plus the statin?

Good start: Statins have helps lower cholesterol and may be beneficial overall. There are risks with any medication. Exercise helps the body and mind in many ways. Xanthelomas are deposits of fat and cholesterol so the better you manage it the smaller the xanthelomas will become. I think your doctor cares about you and will help you help yourself. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of xantholesma under the eyes?

What is the treatment of xantholesma under the eyes?

Depends: Xanthelasma are deposits of mostly cholesterol under the skin in oval patches on the lids mostly towards the nose. They are without symptoms and cause no problems. Sometime they are a clue to elevated cholesterol in the bloodstream. They can be surgically removed in a minor procedure if they are a cosmetic problem. ...Read more

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I read xanthalasma means you'll have a heart attack in 10 yrs I'm only 33 :- (is this true?

I read xanthalasma means you'll have a heart attack in 10 yrs I'm only 33 :- (is this true?

No, not true: Hi. Xanthelasma are a marker of some cases of extremely high cholesterol (LDL). First of all, ask your doc to do a lipid panel. Make sure what you have really are xanthelasma. Have your doc check your tendons for tendon xanthomata. There is absolutely no time limit on when heart attacks occur in the setting of xanthelasma or any xanthomata. But if LDL is very high, of course you're at high risk. ...Read more