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Xanthelasma of Eyelid - What It Is And How To Treat It

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Xanthelasma of eyelid is a medical condition where ""bad"" cholesterol buildup leads to the formation of yellow patches on the inside corner of the eyelids.


50% of adults are known to experience a certain type of hyperlipidemia [1]


-Is an indicator of upcoming heart disease
-Is a treatable medical condition
-Affects middle-aged people and is more common in women


Xanthelasma is initially harmless in the beginning stages and serves as a warning sign that plaque is building up in your arteries. Its underlying cause is high ""bad"" cholesterol levels and low ""good"" cholesterol levels which left untreated could lead to complications like heart disease. Risk factors for this condition include being of Mediterran or Asian origin, having diabetes, obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure.


Symptoms



Common symptoms of Xanthelasma include yellow patches on the inside corner of the eyes and eyelids.


People also experience
Yellow patches - that are bumpy and develops under the skin


Treatment



Self-care: Start eating organic fruits and vegetables and consume a diet that balances your LDL and HDL levels. You also want to exercise vigorously, do cardio, and lead an active lifestyle to lower your cholesterol levels and eliminate the plaque buildup.
Medications: Statin drugs may be injected for the treatment of this condition. Treatment methods available to patients are cryosurgery, laser surgery, and electrodessication.
Specialists: Mfine healthcare experts are leaders in the treatment of Xanthelasma. For more info on available treatment plans, contact our medical team today.

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