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Symptoms of Lipid Disorders

Lipid disorders do not cause symptoms. However people with a certain type, or those with very high cholesterol may have:
  • Yellowish nodules around tendons and joints such as elbows, hands, or feet
  • Raised yellowish patches above the eyelid
  • White arcs around the cornea of the eye

References

Dyslipidemia. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/endocrine-and-metabolic-disorders/lipid-disorders/dyslipidemia. Updated March 2018. Accessed May 24, 2019.
How to get your cholesterol tested. American Heart Association website. Available at: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cholesterol/how-to-get-your-cholesterol-tested. Accessed May 24, 2019.
Hypercholesterolemia. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114250/Hypercholesterolemia. Updated April 16, 2019. Accessed May 24, 2019.
Hypertriglyceridemia. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115419/Hypertriglyceridemia. Updated November 28, 2018. Accessed May 24, 2019.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD
  • Review Date: 03/2019
  • Update Date: 05/24/2019
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