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Symptoms of Lipid Disorders

A person may not feel any different if they have a lipid disorder.

People with very high cholesterol or a certain lipid disorder may have:

  • Yellowish bumps around tendons and joints such as elbows, hands, or feet
  • Raised yellowish patches above the eyelid
  • White rings around the iris in their eyes

References

Dyslipidemia. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/endocrine-and-metabolic-disorders/lipid-disorders/dyslipidemia.

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.

Hypercholesterolemia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/condition/hypercholesterolemia.

Hypertriglyceridemia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/condition/hypertriglyceridemia.