Sometimes your skin warns you of serious diseases you may have. So, check this list! Maybe it is time to visit your doctor?
Skin is the largest area of the human body. It faces all the negative effects of the environment, and reflects many changes in the body. But do you really pay attention to redness, rashes and other changes on the skin? Let us observe some possible signs of diseases you may have.
How your skin warns you?
Your skin suddenly began to darken
First of all, it may be a sign of Addison’s disease, or chronic insufficiency of the adrenal cortex. You skin may be getting darker for months, sometimes even years, before other symptoms arrive. Most visible changes are usually on elbows, knees, and fingers. If you notice that, consult a dermatologist and endocrinologist.
You notice areas without pigmentation on your skin
Again, it may be Addison’s disease. This symptom can occur along with a general darkening of the skin. And you’d better visit a dermatologist and endocrinologist.
The skin became thin, and constantly sweats
A diffuse toxic goiter may cause it. In other words, your thyroid gland produces too many thyroid hormones. In addition, thinning of the skin may be accompanied by itching. Also, you may notice darkening of the skin on the eyelids. First of all, call endocrinologist.
Your skin is swollen
This may mean hypothyroidism (when your thyroid gland produces few hormones). Usually, most changes are visible on the face and eyelids. In addition, the skin may become more pale, get extremely dry, and sweat. Hair loss is also possible. Urgently consult with the endocrinologist!
You get different kinds of rashes, like spots, or blisters
In this case, a possible cause is an allergy. Your body may react to medicines, foods, plants, animals, or household chemicals, for example. Contact your therapist.