Those yellow spots on your eyelids might mean a higher risk of heart disease!
Many people visit a dermatologist to remove raised yellow spots from around their eyes, but a new study indicates they should be visiting a cardiologist too!
These patches are filled with cholesterol and are called xanthelasmata. Having deposits of cholesterol near the eyes indicates a build up of cholesterol in the body – and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
So, those yellow spots may bother you when you look in the mirror, but they may just save your life. Talk to your doctor about how to lower your cholesterol!
Eliz Greene works busy people to improve heart health, so they can work well, feel better, and stress less.
She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart as well as 3 other books on wellness. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs and is a sought-after wellness & stress management speaker.
If you are planning a women’s wellness program, workplace wellness program or programs for healthcare professionals check out EmbraceYourHeart.com to see if Eliz would be a good fit with your organization.