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Xanthelasma/cholesterol mark

Xanthelasma may be an early warning sign that cholesterol has started to build up in your blood vessels. Over time, it can form hard, sticky gunk called plaque in your arteries. This buildup is called atherosclerosis, and it can lead to heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.

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Who does xanthelasma affect?

Half of the people with xanthelasmas have high cholesterol levels. Healthcare providers usually see these levels in people with the kind of high cholesterol you get from your parents or some liver diseases.

However, the other 50% of people with xanthelasmas don’t have high cholesterol.

Risk factors for xanthelasma include being assigned female at birth or having:

  • Overweight.
  • A tobacco product habit.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Diabetes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Family history of high cholesterol or xanthelasma.

You can get xanthelasmas between ages 20 and 70. Most people get them between ages 35 and 55.

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