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Turning orange

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 5, 2010
  • 01:47 AM

I have a build-up of orange pigmentation in my soft palate and fatty tissue in upper eye lid/orbits. But I also have symptoms of Vit A deficiency such as halitosis, deeply-ridged fingernails, gastric reflux and hyperkaryotitic opaque plaques on my chest. I am 49 and menopausal with hot flashes. I do not smoke but drink socially and do not take recreational drugs.

Any thoughts on cause/cure? This is very distressing.

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  • Having an orange pigment can be caused by a high Carotene levels. If it more a yellow tint it could be liver failure.
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  • Or maybe Hypothyreoza.Symptoms: constipation, mild obesity, fatigue, somnolence, bradycardia...?
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  • I have a build-up of orange pigmentation in my soft palate and fatty tissue in upper eye lid/orbits. But I also have symptoms of Vit A deficiency such as halitosis, deeply-ridged fingernails, gastric reflux and hyperkaryotitic opaque plaques on my chest. I am 49 and menopausal with hot flashes. I do not smoke but drink socially and do not take recreational drugs. Any thoughts on cause/cure? This is very distressing.I would check your cholesterol levels and lipid profile. High levels or abnormal lipid metabolism may cause deposits to collect, usually in the nasal portion of upper or lower eyelids. This is called xanthelasma.
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