Yellowish Lumps Around The Eyes? High Cholesterol Maybe The Reason
- Cholesterol deposits appear on the lower and upper eyelids
- They remain of the same size or gradually grow over time
- Yellow lumps and patches can be a result of high cholesterol
Yellow lumps and patches can be a result of high cholesterol in your system. This condition is known as xanthelasma. High cholesterol levels can form growth around the eyelids. Xanthelasma could lead to hypothyroidism or a liver condition.
Cholesterol deposits appear on the lower and upper eyelids, near the inner corner of the eye. They remain of the same size or gradually grow over time. They may progress into larger bumps and lead to some severe skin conditions.
Risk Factors of Xanthelasma (Cholesterol Deposits)
Xanthelasma can affect anybody but you are more at risk of the problem if you are:
- Overweight or obese
- Woman – women are more likely to be affected by xanthelasma than men
- Suffer from high blood pressure
- Between the ages of 30 and 50
- Have diabetes
- Lipid levels are high, including cholesterol
Manage your Cholesterol
There are many ways to curb high cholesterol levels. Here are some tips which can help you:
Add more Fiber
Foods have fiber which helps keep your heart healthy and lower cholesterol levels such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains. You can eat foods with soluble fiber. Oats, peas, beans, apples and citrus fruits are some examples of soluble fiber.
Avoid Saturated Fat
One of the main culprits of high cholesterol levels is saturated fat. The best way to control your cholesterol levels is to avoid saturated fat including dairy products, poultry with skin, pork, etc.
No Tobacco Consumption
Consuming alcohol increases cholesterol levels in your body and lead to the problem of cholesterol deposits. So, avoid smoking to prevent yellow bumps on the eyelids.
Being overweight or obese can also increase ‘bad’ cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. Try losing weight to avoid the development of xanthelasma.
Exercising daily is a must to avoid accumulation of cholesterol around your eyes. Regular physical activity such as brisk walking, cycling, swimming and running can help keep your cholesterol levels in check. It can also improve your heart health and maintain a healthy weight.
Also read: 5 Foods that can Lower Cholesterol Naturally
Yellowish bumps around your eyes are a result of cholesterol deposit around the eyelids – this condition is known as xanthelasma. It is a skin condition and does not affect your vision. You can get rid of them by trying some home remedies and making a few lifestyle changes. Some people even go for cosmetic surgeries to get rid of these problems.
Xanthelasma can also lead to some severe conditions including hypothyroidism, kidney diseases, liver diseases or diabetes. If you have developed cholesterol deposits around the eyes, you must consult a doctor and get a proper diagnosis done.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Jan 25, 2019
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