High cholesterol: Two marks on the face warning of familial hypercholesterolemia

Fatty bumps may develop on the face, known as xanthomas, confirmed the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH).

Another telling sign of high cholesterol levels include “greyish-white rings around the corneas in [the] eye” – this is known as corneal arcus.


Nursing Times said these lesion can be tiny, or grow up to 8cm in diameter.

Common sites of these fatty yellow-tinged deposits usually appear on the eyelids, with the lesions taking months to grow in size.


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