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What your Skin says about your health

12 scary facts your skin can reveal about your health are

  • Eye Bags and Puffiness: This is cause by high content of sodium food and also salt in  diet can promote water retention through out the body. Chronic allergies can show up under they eyes, they delite the blood vessels by making them to leak, and then causes puffiness and dark purple-blue hue.
  • Extreme Sensitivity to Sun: Autoimmune disease lupus erythematosus, let skin to be extremely sensitive to sun exposure.
  • Orange Tinted Skin: Consuming foods with high content of carotene such as carrots and vegetable, makes the skin color orange.
  • Yellow Eyes: Eyes that has a shade of yellow may be as a result of a condition known as scleral icterus, which indicates liver is not functioning properly.
  • Blue Shins or Gums: If part of the skin such as shins or gums turns blue, it may be as a result of medication reaction but if your skin turns a bluish gray, this may indicate chronic ingestion of lead products.
  • Cracked Lips: This indicate defficiency of vitamin B and vitamin B6.
  • Tan Skin: If the skin turns bronze apart from the effect of sun bathing, this indicate hereditary disorder called hemochromatosis.
  • Itchy, Blistering Rash: Also known as dermatitis herpetiformis. It’s a sign of celiac disease when your digestive system is sensitive to gluten. It can appear any where on the body especially around Knees, Elbow, scalp, back, and buttocks.
  • Dry Skin or Nails: This occur as a result of thyroid problem. Skin are normally suppose to be smooth with no rashes, swelling or scales. But extremely dry skin may occur due to lack of vitamin A, Zinc, essential fatty acids like omega 3s.
  • Excess Facial Hair: Especially to women, along the chin, jawline and upper lip, can be a symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormone imbalance in which male hormone levels are elevated.
  • Grayish Skin: There are so many reasons for skin to become gray. It may be that oxygen is not getting to the blood, or it could also be a signal  of impending heart attack. Other reasons include pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia, and some cancers.
  •  Hyperpigmentation and Discoloration: This is a symptoms of diabetes. Sun exposure is not the only cause of hyperpigmentation. Thick, velvety brownish gray patches on the skin, especially around the neck, armpit, or groin.

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