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These Common Skin Conditions Could Be Signs Of Serious Diseases!

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Did you know that our body gives us certain warning signs about major ailments, so that we can get them treated in time? Yes, there are a few symptoms that show up on our skin that could be signs of diseases.

Normally, when we experience skin conditions like rashes, acne, etc., we just apply some topical remedies in order to treat them and then forget about the skin conditions, right?

Well, skin conditions are usually not all that serious; however, if they are persistent or unusual in some way, they must not be ignored, as they can be signs of certain serious disorders!

Today, many of us, knowingly or unknowingly, follow unhealthy lifestyles that can put our health at serious risks.

Unhealthy diet, lack of physical activities, exposure to pollution, stress, work pressure, etc., can weaken your immune system and make you susceptible to having various disorders.

In many cases, when we are affected with certain disorders the symptoms of which are quite prominent; however, in some cases, symptoms of certain disorders can appear on the skin, in the form of common skin disorders.

Here is a list of common skin conditions that could be signs of serious disorders, have a look!


1. Eczema

Eczema is a skin disorder that can be a symptom of depression or anxiety, in which the skin turns extremely dry, scaly and itchy!


2. Psoriasis

Another skin condition which is a sign of a serious disorder is psoriasis, which could mean that you are at the risk of heart diseases, as the symptoms of psoriasis are linked to heart conditions.


3. Rosacea

Rosacea, a skin condition in which a person can experience inflammation and redness of the skin, can be a silent symptom of Alzheimer's disease, according to a research study on brain cells.


4. Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin disorder in which the skin loses its natural pigments; and this condition could be a symptom of thyroid malfunctions caused by hormonal imbalance.


5. Skin Cancer

Skin cancer can also be a symptom of other serious types of cancers like breast cancer, prostate cancer and kidney cancer, which may be hard to detect initially.


6. Dry Skin

Dry skin is also a skin condition that can be a sign of mental disorders like ADHD, in which the affected person suffers from chronic hyperactivity and lack of focus.


7. Acne

If you have constant acne breakouts, then it could mean that you may be suffering from hormonal disorders like PCOD. Thus, this is one of the skin disorders that can be a symptom of a disease like PCOD.

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 11:37 [IST]
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