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thick ear lobes:

While cholesterol and fats are being deposited in the inner lining of the arteries, causing arterial plaque to get thicker and thicker, cholesterol and fats are also commonly deposited in the ear lobes, making them thicker.

Do you have thick ear lobes?

Don't become a statistic. Get tested before it's too late. Click the "I have thick ear lobes" button below.

At CardioSound, we can tell you what level of risk you carry. Testing requires a genetic blood test, and then a trip to Atlanta, Georgia. If your risk is high, then we can help you lower your risk.

do you know someone with thick ear lobes?

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Although having thick ear lobes is one risk factor for heart disease, the absence of thick ear lobes does not necessarily lower your risk. Lots of people with normal ear lobes have heart attacks.

other causes:

Thick ear lobes (especially if only one side is thick) can be caused by infection. Is the ear lobe red or warm to the touch or tender? If so, see your health care provider..  

Allergies to metals in ear jewelry can also cause inflammation of the ear lobes, typically (but not always) on both sides.