Skin Eyelid Sagging

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Eyelid Sagging is

Normal
Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

 Your genotypes indicate that you have typical risk for increased severity of eyelid sagging

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Eyelid Sagging.

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: H2AFY2_intron.2
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical
Genes: H2AFY2_intron.1
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Eyelid Sagging?

Eyelid sagging is one of the characteristics of skin aging. It is a condition whereby the upper or lower eyelids appear baggy due to loss of skin elasticity and weakened muscles that support the eyelids. Production of collagen and elastin in our skin reduces as we age, causing our skin to appear loose. Alongside with intrinsic ageing process, extrinsic factors such as cumulative UV radiation, body mass index (BMI) and tobacco smoking habit also contribute to skin sagging. Repetitive exposure to UV radiation stimulates elastase activity which degrades elastin, thus is one of the factors causing our skin to sag. Study also found that increased BMI has been related to the cheek skin sagging, as well as to the loss of dermal elasticity. Increased accumulation of fat tissue deposits in the eye sockets and the face will also cause skin to lose its elasticity, which in turn increases sagging severity. Drooping eyelids often come with age, are more likely to appear on men, people with fair skin, higher BMI and smoking habit.

How may it affect your body

It often reduces visual field, causes irritation to the eyes as well as headaches due to strained vision.

Signs and symptoms

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Maintain healthy body weight. Higher BMI is one of the factors that causes skin to lose its elasticity
  2. Consume food that are high in alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), such as fruits, vegetables, fermented milk products, fermented grapes and bitter almonds, where AHA may promote the formation of new collagen in the skin and increase elasticity.

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Maintain a healthy body weight. Higher BMI is one of the factors that causes skin to lose its elasticity.
  2. Eat more oats, peas, beans and green leafy vegetables as they are good sources of fiber and help to prevent constipation that may contribute to eyelid sagging.
  3. Consume food that are high in alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) such as fruits, vegetables, fermented milk products, fermented grapes and almonds where AHA may promote the formation of new collagen in the dermis and increase skin elasticity.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Apply sunscreen daily before sun exposure
  2. Avoid tobacco smoking as tobacco smoking induces collagenase, which could degrade collagen and cause destruction of skin connective tissues
  3. Topical application of tretinoin helps to increase collagen to provide strength and resilience in the dermis, resulting in less sagging.

Result Explanation Recommendations:

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