8 Serious Diseases Signaled by Our Skin

Health problems can be easily identified by our appearance, and our skin is one of the main indicators. That is why it is so important to be aware of the signals our skin can give us.

We at Bright Side put together the most common skin problems which can appear if there is something wrong inside your body.

8. Dark spots

Dark spots that suddenly popped up on your skin can be a symptom of adrenal insufficiency or Addison’s disease.

People with this disease can feel pain in the muscles and joints and lose their appetite. They have low blood pressure and low blood sugar. All these symptoms can be extremely dangerous. If you have them, make an appointment with a doctor immediately.

7. White patches

The disease where the skin loses pigmentation is called vitiligo. It develops when cells called melanocytes are killed by the body’s immune system, causing the area of skin to turn white because the cells no longer make pigment.

Vitiligo can be the consequence of adrenal insufficiency. It is better to make an appointment with an endocrinologist or dermatologist.

6. Rashes

Any sudden rashes on your skin show that there is something wrong with your body. It could be an allergy to food, home chemicals, medical drugs, or even a contagious disease, such as chicken pox.

In any case, it is better to turn to a doctor because allergic reactions can lead to very serious consequences, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Lyell’s syndrome. Chicken pox, on the other hand, can cause complications, especially with adults.

5. Edemas

If you have edemas every day, it is worth seeing an endocrinologist because they can be a sign of hypothyroidism.

This condition can occur when the thyroid gland fails to produce sufficient quantities of hormones. The following symptoms can accompany this disease: dry skin, face and limb edemas, hair loss, fragile nails, and weight gain. If you have them, visit a doctor immediately.

4. A great number of new moles and tags

There are many reasons why moles can appear on the skin. A basic one is heredity. If your parents have big birthmarks, you may also have them. Other reasons can be either excessive ultraviolet exposure or hormone imbalance.

In most cases, moles are harmless. But if their number grows rapidly, they are painful, or they change in color and size, it is a reason to visit a doctor.

3. Acne, blackheads, clogged pores

There are many reasons for acne: too much skin oil which clogs facial pores, hormone imbalance, or digestion problems.

Acne is always a consequence. Of course, it is necessary to provide proper facial skin care. However, to get rid of it, you should find the reason first. And this can be done only by a specialist.

2. Flaking

The reasons for flaking can be a vitamin deficiency, hormone imbalance, allergic reaction, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and a few other diseases.

When the flaking is intense and accompanied by other symptoms, it can be a sign of a serious disease. But even if it’s not, it’s worth seeing a doctor anyway.

1. Excessive sweating

If you are inside a well-ventilated space with optimal temperature and you are not nervous, then you shouldn’t be sweating as if running a cross-country race.

The reason for excessive sweating can be toxic diffuse goiter, or Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. As a consequence, the skin becomes thinner and constantly itches. If something similar happens to you, see a doctor as soon as possible.

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