Your Skin and Your Health: Revealing Signs

· March 11, 2015
This important information involving your skin appearance could help you detect health issues early!

Your most important protective barrier, which defends you from the external world, is your skin. Besides, it’s considered the biggest organ in your body. You can help both your skin and your health by timely understanding the signs in the former that something might be going wrong with the latter.

Continue reading the article below in order to learn about the alarm signs that your skin can show in regard to your health.

Your Skin and Your Health: External Signs of Internal Problems

Your skin can show a lot of things.

For example, dry and dull skin can be a signal of insufficient hydration or a poor diet. If this is your case, then we recommend that you drink more water and get essential nutrients through your diet. Otherwise, your skin won’t look its best.

Besides problems that are easy to solve, such as a lack of the proper amount of water, your skin can reflect health disorders. Take a look below at what your skin may be saying about your health.

Very Pale Skin

It could indicate that you have anemia.

Itchy Skin

itchy skin

If it’s itchy all over, it could be due to various causes. These include:

  • kidney problems
  • liver insufficiency
  • thyroid alterations
  • diabetes
  • reaction to creams or medications
  • food allergies

Read this article too: What Are the Causes of Tingling Skin and How Can You Cure It?

Your skin and your health are important!

Very Dry Skin

It could indicate thyroid alterations, specifically hypothyroidism.

Sweaty Skin

If your skin is sweaty, it could be due to hyperthyroidism.

Check out this article too: How Do You Know If You Have Hypothyroidism? Discover 10 Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Skin Redness

If your skin is red for no reason, it could mean rosacea. However, there’s another disease that has reddening of the skin in the shape of butterfly wings as a characteristic: lupus.

Tanned Skin

If your skin gets tan, and it’s not because of sun exposure, this could mean excess iron. Another probable cause could be a disorder called Addison’s disease.

Bluish Skin

It could indicate one of the following:

  • cyanosis, that is, little oxygen in blood.
  • lung problems.
  • heart issues.
  • circulatory disorders of the lower extremities if your toes are blue in color.

Yellow Skin

A yellowish skin color could mean a liver alteration, such as hepatitis.

Medication Side Effects

When your doctor prescribes you medication, learn about its possible side effects. Most package inserts of drugs provide information about adverse reactions they may have on you. Because all bodies are different, they may respond differently to the same drug.

Whether or not you’re sure that the changes in your skin have something to do with a medication you have taken, it’s best to see a doctor. It’s important that you first go to a dermatologist. This specialist will know if your treatment should especially focus on your skin or if it’s best to refer you to another doctor to treat you for an underlying disorder.

Remember

The information in this article should not make you scared. Equally important is that you remember no disease has just one symptom. Think calmly and analyze if the coloring or other changes in your skin can be due to some drug or a minor problem.

If you have shown any of the symptoms above repeatedly for no apparent reason and have noticed others, then you should see a doctor. An early diagnosis and treatment are always the best option.

Your skin says a lot. In conclusion, don’t stop paying it the attention it deserves. Remember that the best way to pamper it is with a healthy diet, proper daily hydration, as well as creams that nourish it and make it beautiful on the outside.

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