How does the color and texture of the skin change when the heart, lungs or thyroid are not functioning properly
In many situations we can consider the skin as a "thermometer" of the general state of the body. Skin color and texture change in cardio-vascular diseases, in some lung diseases, or in thyroid disorders.
"In some endocrine conditions the skin may change its consistency, hydration degree, lipid layer or change its color. In the conditions of the ovaries (polycystic ovary syndrome) the skin can become "oily", as well as the hair, in thyroid conditions (hypothyroid or hyperthyroid) it can be very dry and parchmentous, cold, or wet and hot, in conditions of the adrenals and pituitary gland. it can change its color or texture, etc. ”, explains dermatologist Anca Zranca.
If the skin becomes dry and itchy, it may be a simple allergy to one of the cosmetic products you use or it may indicate iron deficiency in the body, thyroid disorders or anemia. If you have an irritation that does not go away with any treatment, it may be a sign that you are too stressed.
Spots under his arm
When rough, dark spots appear under the arm, it can be diabetes. Experts say that excess insulin in the circulatory system can lead to an acceleration of the process of cell multiplication, which results in accumulation of tissue and melanin. This makes the skin look thicker and pigmented. In this case, it is recommended to measure the blood glucose level.
Adult acne especially affects women. It often appears against the background of hormonal fluctuations caused by ovulation, menstruation, pregnancy, pre-menopause and menopause. Also, acne also appears as a side effect of some birth control pills.
Persistent dark circles may occur following an allergy. If the body has come in contact with an allergen, it releases histamines, substances that impede blood circulation and cause the appearance of ointments. An allergic test can detect which allergen triggers the symptoms. It is also good to know that yellow spots on the eyeball can be a sign of liver disease and immediate medical investigations are needed.
The reduced activity of the thyroid gland, hypothyroidism, often leads to an accumulation of beta-carotene in the blood, which causes a yellow-orange coloration of the skin of the palms. Also, keep in mind that the skin of people with hypothyroidism is dry and cold, sometimes having a pale tint. And in this situation an urgent medical consultation is indicated because, untreated, the condition leads to complications such as obesity and cardiovascular disease.