If You Have These Around Your Eyes, You Should Seek Medical Attention

If You Have These Around Your Eyes, You Should Seek Medical Attention
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Being healthy is the most important thing for many people because work and social life are dependent on one's healthiness. People want to be informed if they need medical attention or not.

Now, some people are suggesting that your eyes can serve as a representation of your likelihood to having a heart disease.

Yellow patches around your eyes

Yellow patches around your eyes

If you see some yellow patches located either on the lower or upper part of your eyelids, you should probably be concerned.

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Published in a journal

Published in a journal
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The study can be found in the British Medical Journal that was published in 2011.

Link between heart disease and patches

 Link between heart disease and patches
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According to the study, there is a relationship between the likelihood of heart disease and the appearance of the yellow patches.

Knowing the term

Knowing the term
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First of all, these yellow patches are actually called xanthelasma.

Location

Location
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Typically, a xanthelasma will appear on the upper eyelid and there are fewer instances of them appearing at the lower eyelid.

Happens to both men and women

Happens to both men and women
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Aside from xanthelasma affecting both men and women, it also typically appears upon reaching the age of 40.

The characteristics of these yellow patches

The characteristics of these yellow patches
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It has been revealed that the xanthelasma is a collection of cholesterol deposits that generally indicate high cholesterol levels for half of the people affected.

How the study was made

How the study was made
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The study known as the Copenhagen City Heart Study found a relationship between heart disease and xanthelasma by studying more than 12,000 people.

Following the participants

 Following the participants
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All of the participants did not initially have heart disease, and their health conditions were recorded from 1976 up until 2009.

The conclusion

The conclusion
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The study found out a correlation: people who have these yellow patches around their eyes were more likely to have heart disease. If you have yellow patches, get checked for plasma lipid levels and try to change your diet and lifestyle.