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Xanthelasma Causes

What Is The Cause Of Xanthelasma? 

Xanthelasma and Xanthoma Causes.

Xanthelasma is common in today’s society. Xanthelasma is the deposition of cholesterol-laden histiocytes in the dermis. Why do I have it? Are there any underlying medical factors on why I have big yellow cholesterol bumps living on my eyelids?

You have a lipid disorder, which whilst it will not kill you, it can be seen as an early warning of other more serious illnesses. A lipid disorder usually means that you have high levels of either low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, (the main cause of Xanthelasma), or elevated levels of fats called Triglycerides. 

The easy way for Xanthelasma treatment and removal is to use a dedicated removal cream, such as Xanthel ®, but you need to make sure that you are clear on what is the likely cause of you skin disorder. It could be a signal of a lot more serious underlying problems, which we will cover below. 

Xanthelasma And High cholesterol. 

If you have high LDL cholesterol levels, you probably have an increased risk for developing heart disease.The two major forms of cholesterol found in your body are high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL).HDL, or “good cholesterol”, has a protective effect on your heart. HDL transports harmful cholesterol out of your arteries.LDL, or “bad cholesterol”, is made by your body and is absorbed from cholesterol-rich foods such as red meat and dairy.

LDL can combine with other fats and substances, creating blockages in your arteries.Too much cholesterol in your body is called Hypercholesterolemia. Hypercholesterolemia results when your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors are unable to remove your cholesterol from the blood effectively. 

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Xanthelasma And Heart Attack Risk

Too much cholesterol is not good for your heart and could lead to you having a heart attack.  Cholesterol is the waxy, fat-like substance that’s produced in the body. It’s obtained from foods that come from animals (particularly egg yolks, meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products). The body needs cholesterol to build cell membranes, manufacturer various hormones and produce compounds that aid in fat digestion.

Too much cholesterol however increases your risk of developing coronary artery disease. This disease is when excess cholesterol in the bloodstream gets deposited on the walls of blood vessels, particularly in the arteries that supply blood to the heart (coronary arteries).

The abnormal build-up of cholesterol forms clumps (plaque) that narrow and harden artery walls. This can lead to narrowing of the arteries, which as we all know is not good for you. So what’s happening on your eyelids could be happening internally as well.  

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What Has Caused My Xanthelasma ?

There are many reasons why you have hyper-cholesterolemia. The three main reasons are polygenic hypercholesterolemia, familial hyper-cholesterolemia, and a variant of familial combined hyperlipidemia.

Various other common disorders can be associated with it as well, such as;

  • Dysproteinemias
  • Diabetes,
  • Cancer (rare)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Problems with the pancreas
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Familial hypertriglyceridemia
  • Deficiency of the apoprotein CII
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Oral contraceptives,
  • Atherosclerosis,

And self-inflicted causes such as;

  • Alcohol,
  • Smoking,
  • Poor diet

And many more.

On a biological level, hypercholesterolemia is caused by mutations in the APOB, LDLR, LDLRAP1, and PCSK9 genes.

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Hyper – cholesterolemia Help

We have now worked out, right down to a cellular level, what is causing the Xanthelasma and hyper-cholesterolemia and what it may be a precursor towards.

The great news is that your hyper-cholesterolemia can be controlled with a healthier lifestyle and medication.

Statins have the greatest effect on lowering your cholesterol. Prescribed medicine such as lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor), fluvastatin (Lescol), atorvastatin (Lipitor), pitivastatin (Livalo), and rosuvastatin (Crestor), have a great benefit on your health. These drugs help lower your risk of heart attack and stroke and help you manage your high cholesterol levels.If you have such a skin condition, get some blood lipid tests done at your local doctors.

If you have such a skin condition, get some blood lipid tests done at your local doctors.

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