According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) small, yellow or orange growths known as xanthelasma palpebrarum could be a symptom of high cholesterol.
Though painless, these deposits beneath the skin can be a sign of potentially fatal levels of LDL which, in some cases, can lead to heart disease.
The deposits commonly appear in the corners of the eyes, lines of the palms or the back of the lower legs.
The AAD states: “If you notice these growths on any area of your skin, see your doctor.
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