Your skin is a barrier between you and a variety of health threats, from pesky irritants to bacteria that could cause severe infection.
In fact, each inch of skin is made up of 19 million skin cells, 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels, and 1,000 nerve endings, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
Your skin — the largest organ in your body; bears the brunt of exposure to UV rays from the sun, functions as an immune organ, acts as a sensory organ and regulates a healthy temperature despite changing temperatures around you.
Skin is a window into a person’s general well-being, and several systemic diseases can result in various skin/cutaneous changes.
Knowledge of these manifestations helps in suspecting an underlying systemic illness.
Dermatologists say that changes in the skin, ranging from discoloration to new growth, may sometimes be early signs of more serious underlying health problems!
Skin health Indicators:
1: Liver Diseases :
The most typical symptom in patients with liver diseases is pruritus/itching; this could also be an early sign of liver cirrhosis. Other common features of hepatic/liver diseases can include spider angiomas, palmar erythema, paper money skin, xanthelasmas, pigmentary changes, and nutritional deficiencies.
2: Rashes and patches on the skin:
In general, a rash that does not respond to treatment and is accompanied by other symptoms — such as fever, joint pain, and muscle aches — could indicate an internal problem or infection.
Common skin rashes can occur due to shingles, hives, allergic reactions to certain medications, liver diseases, or even certain types of cancers.
3: PCOS: PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome:
Skin and hair issues can be the most observable initial features of PCOS. However, characteristics of PCOS also include menstrual irregularities, polycystic ovaries (i.e., when the ovaries develop multiple small follicles and do not regularly release eggs), obesity, and insulin resistance (when cells do not respond well to insulin).
4: Skin Discolorations:
In people with diabetes, a bronzing of the skin can be a sign of a problem with iron metabolism.
A yellow tint on the skin may signal Jaundice or other liver issues and may occur along with the yellowing of the whites of the eyes.
Darkening of the skin — primarily visible in scars and skin folds and on joints, such as elbows and knees — could be a sign of hormonal diseases, such as Addison’s disease, which affects the adrenal glands, according to the AAD.
Vitiligo- is generally considered to be an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues and organs. In people with vitiligo, the immune system appears to attack the pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin.
Along with fatigue, anxiety, and cold or heat intolerance, people with low thyroid complain of brittle hair and nails and dry, dull, ashy skin.
The skin in hypothyroidism is rough and covered with fine scales & Palms and soles may be quite dry.
6: Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus:
Acute skin lupus most often involves a prominent rash on the cheeks and nose (“butterfly rash”). Subacute lupus most often presents with a red, raised, scaly rash on sun-exposed areas of the body. It tends to have circular skin lesions or lesions that can look like psoriasis on sun-exposed skin.
7: High Cholesterol:
People with untreated high cholesterol can develop cholesterol deposits build up in the skin. These deposits can lead to yellowish bumps known as xanthelasma or xanthomas.
If you deal with any concerning skin symptoms, you should get yourself diagnosed and then acquire a holistic skin treatment.
There have been many stigmas attached to skin diseases for centuries; the conventional treatment can provide a bandaid solution but cannot cure the individual holistically & not heal the root cause of the disease.
Moreover, there are accompanying side effects with the steroid & antihistamines.
Therefore, more and more people dealing with chronic skin issues are now looking for a natural holistic cure for their skin ailments.
The holistic approach can be absolutely outstanding in healing dermatological/ skin disorders as the holistic treatment helps understand the affected individual, his temperament, the root cause of the skin diseases, the triggering factors, lifestyle issues, and so much more.
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