Xanthelasma in eyelid can be caused by various factors. They include:
Dyslipidemia is a lipid disorder. Generally, patients with this disorder have high lipid levels in their body, which includes certain cholesterols and triglycerides. (a type of fat) You are more prone to developing dyslipidemia if you are diagnosed with:
Several factors can contribute to increased lipid levels in the body; thus, leading to the development of white cholesterol spots on eyelids. While some xanthelasma causes are inherently genetic, others can be due to lifestyle factors.
Genetic factors that contribute to high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol include:
- Familial deficiency of the enzyme that metabolizes fats (lipoprotein lipase)
- Dyslipoproteinemia, a disorder that causes individuals to have increased lipid levels in the bloodstream due to genetic reasons.
- Hypertriglyceridemia, a disorder that causes individuals to have increased triglycerides levels in the bloodstream due to genetic reasons.
3. Lifestyle factors
Lifestyle factors that contribute to high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol include:
- Consuming an Indian diet that has high saturated fat content
- Consuming an Indian diet that has low unsaturated fat and fiber
- Weight gain
- Excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking
- Lack of exercise routine
4. Chronic conditions
Chronic lifestyle conditions like obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, or hypothyroidism can make you more prone to developing high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol; thus, causing xanthelasma in eyelids.
It is imperative to understand your Xanthelasma causes to effectively treat it. However, if you experience a persistent deposit of cholesterol in eyes, this may indicate an underlying condition that needs to be addressed. It is advisable to consult a dermatologist to get an accurate diagnosis of your cholesterol bumps to effectively relieve it.
Consult your city’s top skin doctors online to evaluate your risk factors for developing cholesterol bumps