October 14, 2017, 11:25
Do you want to know if everything is in order with your body? Take a mirror and take a good look at your skin…
Dryness, oily skin, breakouts, a pale or reddish complexion — these are all signs that can be read like a book! After all, the skin is a kind of conductor between the outside world, the environment and our internal organs. And if her condition has changed, it means that some kind of failure has occurred in the body …
Not all that glitters is gold
Overweight people often suffer from increased oily skin (due to excessive activity of the sebaceous glands). If your weight is normal, but your face still starts to shine an hour or two after washing, then perhaps the reason is a liver disease. For example, cholecystitis, cholangitis, cholelithiasis. The liver regulates all types of metabolism, including fat. With lesions of this organ, the excretion of fats from the body is disturbed. To avoid intoxication, the skin is involved, and fats are secreted through the pores. Often, toxins that enter the body along with food, water and air are released in this way. Then rashes are added to the oily sheen …
Unfortunately, in this case, it is almost impossible to solve skin problems with the help of cosmetics alone, and even dangerous — suppression of the activity of the sebaceous glands threatens with intoxication of the whole organism. If, in addition to oily skin, you notice its yellowish tint, and it tingles in the right hypochondrium, it makes sense to take a biochemical analysis for liver enzymes: aminotransferases, albumin and bilirubin. In the meantime, limit fatty, fried and alcohol.
The dry season has begun
The main cause of dry skin is the disturbed water balance in the body. Often we do not drink our daily norm of liquid — 30 ml per kilogram of weight. Cells do not receive hydration from the inside, the result is flaky skin and small mimic wrinkles. The reason for this is easy to eliminate: drink 1.5–2 liters of water every day and use a moisturizer.
Vitamin deficiency, accompanied by dry skin, as well as hair loss and weakness, is a frequent companion of urban residents. Porridge from a bag for breakfast, a burger for lunch, a microwaved ready-to-cook food for dinner — with such a diet, vitamins A, E and D, which are necessary for the skin, are nowhere to be found … The way out is to drink vitamin complexes and lean on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Dry skin is one of the signs of an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). A blow to this organ can be caused by a lack of iodine, sitting at the monitor around the clock, inevitable stress, and many other factors. In the case of progressive hypothyroidism, in addition to dry skin, swelling of the face and legs may appear. If, in addition, you constantly want to sleep and it is difficult to concentrate on simple things, contact an endocrinologist.
Roses and whites
Paleness of the face in our latitudes is a common phenomenon. But if you notice that you have a bluish tint to your skin, and dark circles under your eyes do not disappear, it can be assumed that the body lacks oxygen. If everything is in order with hemoglobin, carefully listen to your well-being. Head spinning in the morning? Often ringing in the ears? Visit a neurologist — you may have vegetovascular dystonia. However, well-being can be improved with proper sleep (at least 7–8 hours) and properly selected medications.
What hormones tell
Ulcers, pimples and other minor inflammations (acne) on the skin are not only a teenage problem. As with dry skin, breakouts are often caused by hormonal imbalances. With an excess of testosterone in the female body, not only acne, but also hair (in the chin area) can appear on the face. In this case, it is worth taking an analysis for hormonal status. It’s better not to delay: increased testosterone can also provoke health problems. For example, polycystic ovary syndrome, threatening infertility.
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