A deposit of cholesterol in the eyelid region or 'Xanthoma' is something that can be commonly encountered in the condition of type II hyperlipoproteinemia or hypercholesterolemic xanthomatosis. Xanthomas are actually non-contagious, yellow bulges of cholesterol that get deposited in the eyelids and manifest the high-end levels of cholesterol in the body. The only etiological factor that is involved in the causation of conditions like Xanthoma is high levels of low-density cholesterol in the body. Other symptoms that are related and confirm the presence of condition of type II hyperlipoproteinemia are chest pain and obesity. A routine check-up of the lipid profile of the body can ward off the incidence of type II hyperlipoproteinemia or hypercholesterolemic xanthomatosis.
Make an appointment with a doctor. Follow the diet and consume the medications as prescribed by the doctor.
Restrain from the intake of foods that have levels of fat and cholesterol in them. This will aid in the melioration of the condition of the Xanthoma.
Opt for the management option of cosmetic surgery if the diet restrictions and medications fail to provide the desired results within the prescribed period of time. However, diet restrictions must still be followed even after the surgical procedure to prevent the recurrence of Xanthoma.
- Xanthomas can also be encountered in the patients suffering with diabetes, therefore, it is important to consult a doctor in the appearance of Xanthomas to know more about the exact underlying cause.