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Aug 31, 2019 · Xanthelasma in Heart & Blood Health

Thank you. That is what I have been thinking as well.

Aug 30, 2019 · Xanthelasma in Heart & Blood Health

Over the years statins elevated my liver enzymes so a year ago I was taken off of them. I have tried to control my cholesterol with a low fat diet and take Gemfibrozil to lower triglycerides. A few weeks ago I noticed a white/yellow line on my eyelid and white patches in the corner of each eye, called Xanthelasma (lipid deposits that form around the eye due to elevated LDL). I had blood work completed and my Total Cholesterol was 274, HDL 48, Triglicerides 95 and LDL 207. My PCP tells me to just watch my diet. I have an appointment with a cardiologist who also manages cholesterol but not until the end of October. I've been monitoring my diet very closely, but know it takes time to lower LDL. More Xanthelasma seem to be appearing daily. Has anyone had this happen and how concerned should I be?

Aug 30, 2019 · Statin Intolerance in Heart & Blood Health

Statins elevated my liver enzymes so a year ago I was taken off of them. I have tried to control my cholesterol with a low fat diet and take Gemfibrozil to lower triglycerides. A few weeks ago I noticed a white/yellow line on my eyelid and white patches in the corner of each eye, called Xanthelasma (lipid deposits that form around the eye due to elevated LDL). I had blood work completed and my Total Cholesterol was 274, HDL 48, Triglicerides 95 and LDL 207. My PCP tells me to just watch my diet. I have an appointment with a cardiologist who also manages cholesterol but not until the end of October. I've been monitoring my diet very closely, but know it takes time to lower LDL. More Xanthelasma seem to be appearing daily. Has anyone had this happen and how concerned should I be?