November 29, 2022


Its all about the Health

What Your Skin Says About Your Health (Don’t Ignore These)

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The skin is the window to a person’s health. After all, it’s the largest organ of the body, so it’s bound to tell you some things about what’s going on inside your body.


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What Your Skin Says About Your Health (Don’t Ignore These) Just as healthy skin contributes to your overall health, one primary ability of the skin is also to raise the red flag when your body is sick. More importantly, many of these skin symptoms actually indicate underlying health problems that shouldn’t be ignored. For instance, a butterfly rash on your face that just won’t go away can mean you have lupus. Let’s take a closer look at these skin signs and what they might indicate for your health. This skin condition is called acanthosis nigricans and could be benign or caused by obesity. But more often than not, it’s one of the early signs of diabetes. Albeit rare, acanthosis nigricans can be a warning sign of a cancerous tumor in an internal organ, such as the liver or stomach. If you have them, then it’s a classic sign of psoriasis, a condition where the skin cells replicate too quickly without properly shedding. Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the skin, but the most common is on the scalp. A rash on the face isn’t always lupus. However, if you or anyone you know has a purple rash near the hairline and has little patches of hair loss, then it’s likely lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissues or organs. Aside from affecting the skin, lupus can severely impact major parts and organs such as hearts, lungs, kidneys, muscles, blood, and joints. Having thickened velvety palms with pronounced folds in the lines of your hands is a skin condition called Tripe Palms. It’s a very rare skin disease. But when it happens, 90% of the time, it’s a sign of cancer. In adults, it’s most commonly associated with hepatitis, thalassemia, and even pancreatic cancer.

Hepatitis is a virus-caused disease affecting the liver. So, if your skin or the whites of your eyes have turned yellow, consult your doctor as soon as you can. Speaking of hepatitis, another possible sign of this condition is having itchy, violet bumps on your wrist. Lichen planus is a rash that appears as flat-topped bumps in color reddish-purple. Lichen planus is associated with a viral disease like hepatitis C. But if you’re worried or experiencing other PCOS symptoms, such as irregular periods or inability to lose weight, then better consult a doctor. Next up, let’s learn about the potential health risks of this skin symptom. We all know that skin cancer shows up on the epidermis. What many aren’t aware of is that internal cancers such as lung, ovarian, or gastrointestinal, can have skin symptoms as well.

A person who develops excess fine white hair is suffering from a condition called hypertrichosis lanuginosa. It may not seem like a big deal, but hypertrichosis lanuginosa is an ominous sign of internal malignancy that’s most commonly linked with colon and lung cancers. Skin cancer isn’t always obvious, but you should consider talking to your doctor if you notice any of the following: – an irregularly shaped lesion that’s color red, brown, white, or black It’s a chronic disease caused by the damaged adrenal cortex, leading to a shortage of cortisol and aldosterone in the body. Painful rash on one side of the face/body As for the unsightly veins in the face, they can be a symptom of rosacea or excessive straining. It’s a skin condition that’s common among fair-skinned, middle-aged women, though it can appear to anyone at any age. Nevertheless, it’s something you shouldn’t ignore unless of course, you’re okay with walking around with a red face and visible spider veins. Do you have any of those skin symptoms?


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