High cholesterol levels can show up as plaque on the eyelids. This was told by a cardiologist, clinical pharmacologist, therapist Andrey Kondrakhin on September 10.
According to him, cholesterol is deposited in the form of plaques not only on the eyelid, but also in the iris.
“Characteristic rings or half rings appear on it. Excess cholesterol is deposited under the skin on the surface. If there is a lot of it, you can get atherosclerosis of the vessels not only of the heart, but also of the brain and other organs, ”Ura.ru quotes a specialist.
Kondrakhin drew attention to the fact that a low level of this lipid will not benefit a person, since cholesterol is necessary for the body. The sex hormones for women and men are built from it. If there is not enough cholesterol, then it does not perform its important function – building cells.
In August, scientists from the Genotek Center found that two Russians per thousand people suffer from familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic disease that increases blood cholesterol levels. Due to elevated cholesterol levels, patients are at high risk of cardiovascular disease.