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Friday, November 04, 2011 Mrhealthy1, Community Member, asks

Q: How long does it take for cholesterol deposits to dissolve from the arteries.

Also, I used to get what's called a stye on my eyelids. The doc cleaned out some crusty stuff. Is this related to cholesterol deposits?
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11/ 5/11 11:59pm

Hi Mrhealthy1:


I am uncertain exactly how long it takes for cholesterol deposits to clear of your arteries. A lot of times, if a physician changes cholesterol medications or you change your diet and exercise they recommend having your lab (lipid panel (cholesterol/triglycerides)) rechecked in 3-6months, if that helps you any.


I do encourage you to ask you doctor or cardiologist. They should have a good idea of a more specific time frame.


Here is a link to information on Styes.


Take care,


Mrhealthy1, Community Member
11/ 6/11 8:38am

Thanks, I appreciate your response

2fast4u, Community Member
11/ 6/11 12:47am

As far as your arteries go, there is no current treatemnt that will cause cholesterol deposits to dissolve and go away. There has been a small regression shown with aggressive statin treatment and cardio exercise, but it is very small and based on a study involving only a handful of participants.

Mrhealthy1, Community Member
11/ 6/11 8:40am

Thanks for the information. Much appreciated

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