What Your Skin Can Say About Your Health

September 29, 2017 in Our News & Bulletins by YouAlwaysHaveUsHC

Our bodies can communicate much about our internal health. It can provide health information through our hair, nails, eyes, and skin. When we get older, we can also start developing issues with our hormones. Not surprisingly, our skin can give us some insight into potential thyroid problems. Below are some skin symptoms associated with thyroid issues.

  1. Abnormally dry and itchy skin.
  2. Pale and very cold skin.
  3. Flushed, warm, sweaty skin (mostly associated with hyperthyroidism).
  4. Dry scalp and hair.
  5. Unexplained bruising.
  6. Skin discolorations, such as ivory, yellow, and patches of darkened skin in skin folds.
  7. Wounds that have a hard time healing.
  8. Swelling of the eyes, face, and hands.

These above abnormalities can be symptoms of thyroid issues but may not necessarily be just thyroid issues. For example, yellow skin can be a sign of liver problems. Dark velvety patches can also be a sign of prediabetes. If you see any abnormalities on your skin, it may be best to speak with a dermatologist to see what is going on.

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