lördag 24 mars 2012

Viktreducering och orange ögonlock

Senast jag skrev här var jag fast besluten att börja gå ned i vikt eftersom jag för första gången vägde 90 kg.

Sedan dess har jag ätit sunt och rört på mig rätt mycket vilket resulterade i 76 kg i dag på morgonen.

Möjligtvis har det betydelse att en mycket kär vän har fått fart på gubben igen. Samma vän frågade nyss varför mina ögonlock är orange.

Kan det ha med den snabba viktreduktionen att göra
eller kan det vara mängden grönsaker, frukt och rotsaker
som helt har ersatt potatis, ris och pasta?
Oavsett orsaken till de nya ögonlocken så har jag kunnat börja använda den snygga kostym som jag köpte för 20 år sedan och som jag snabbt växte ur då. Massor med snygga skjortor och byxor som jag sparat, kan jag nu ta på mig igen och det känns fantastiskt skönt att slippa ont i fötterna av gikt och överbelastning.

Googling på "orange ögonlock" ger det häpnadsväckande resultatet att det finns unga vackra kvinnor som betalar för att få orange ögonlock eftersom det framhäver deras blå ögon, men jag hittade inget om blåögda 68-åriga gubbar med orange ögonlock.

Sökning på "orange eyelids" gav annorlunda besked och här är ett av dem:

1]Too much of strain to the eyes

2]Anaemia that is deficiency of blood

3]Infections due to staphylococcus or steptococcus bacterias leafing to

oedematous eyebrows with such colours,tarsal tumours ,chalazae etc

4]Viral attacks

5]Drug addiction of any kind.

6]Medicinal allergies.
Här är ett annat resultat:

Mera diagnaos:
Orange or yellow eyelids are not a condition to be taken lightly. There are many different potential causes of your eyelid discoloration, and some of them are serious medical conditions, so it’s important to talk to your doctor about your yellow eyelids so you can get tested for different causes asap. Not only will you probably find a way to be healthier, but you’ll probably also find an effective way to get rid of your eyelid discoloration. I’m no doctor, but I have heard of a few different medical causes for orange or yellow eyelids:

This is a condition that causes the skin to look yellow. It’s associated with the way the liver is functioning and could be the result of a more serious condition. If you have jaundice, it could be causing your yellow eyelids.

Overdoing the Beta Carotene
If people are getting too much beta-carotene, it can actually turn their skin yellow and orange, and could be the explanation of your eyelid discoloration. Carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe and squash are just a few of the foods that contain high levels of beta-carotene. (Notice that they’re all orange!) If you are overdoing it with these foods, or with vitamins that contain beta-carotene, you should definitely cut back. Your yellow eyelids will likely clear up.

Eyelid discoloration could be the result of dehydration. Be sure you’re drinking plenty of water and not overdoing it with the alcohol consumption.

Allergy to Gluten
I hear that being allergic to gluten, the protein that’s found in wheat, barley and rye, is pretty common. And a lot of people don’t even know they have the gluten allergy — or sensitivity — if they have one. Not only can it cause stomach and other gastrointestinal problems, but it can also change the appearance of the skin. Ask your doctor if sensitivity to gluten could be causing your eyelid discoloration. You may just have to change your diet in order to get rid of your yellow eyelids.

Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. I know that fatigue can cause under-eye circles and other eyelid discolorations. I’m not sure whether it can cause orange or yellow eyelids, but you probably know better than me if you’re really not getting sleep — and if you’re not, that’s a likely explanation. If you have insomnia, again, this is something you should see a doctor about. The doctor may be able to prescribe a sleep aid that will make you overall healthier, and help improve your eyelid discoloration.

I really don’t claim to be an expert on this one — I had to look it up. Xanthelasma is when you have cholesterol trapped underneath the skin in small pockets. These deposits are yellowish and can cause orange or yellow eyelids. This could be a sign that you have high cholesterol levels in your bloodstream, but it might not. Apparently, there are medical solutions that can remove your eyelid discoloration if it’s caused by xanthelasma. Discuss all your options in depth with your doctor.

There are even more possible explanations for eyelid discoloration, so I can’t emphasize enough that you get thoroughly checked out by a good doctor. I hope you find the cause of your yellow eyelids and that it’s treatable. I also hope that it’s not serious and that you stay healthy!

Och så den här diagnosen:

Orange palpebral spots

Orange palpebral spots (OPS) is a fairly recently recognized entity, reported by Assouly et al. (1). This condition is probably under-recognized, as the authors reported the condition in 27 French patients, including 15 diagnosed within a 2-month period (1). We have also encountered other Caucasian patients within a period of several months: a 72-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man, with similar orange discoloration of the inner part of the upper eyelids. OPS mainly affects middle-aged Caucasian women, who present with a symmetrical asymptomatic yellow-orange oval hue of varying intensity on the inner side of the eyelids. Discoloration is more visible on fair skin. The clinical aspect of OPS is different from that of xanthelasma or xanthoma. The pathology of OPS remains unclear; carotenoids, vitamin E and retinol levels are normal. The authors speculated about a possible role of high-level adipocytes, coloured by carotenoids, or lipofuschin deposits associated with the thin skin of the eyelids, supported by microscopic examination of upper eyelid biopsies (1). Based on the clinical and histopathological data provided by Assouly et al. (1), we considered OPS to be the clinical diagnosis in our cases, and that palpebral biopsies would be too “invasive”, especially as none of the patients consulted specifically for this condition.

OPS is undoubtedly an under-recognized entity. It is important to diagnose OPS in order that it is not mistaken for another palpebral condition and unnecessary explorations performed; and in order to reassure patients who are aware of the discolouration.

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