Could Your Skin Problems be Tied to Your Weight?

The body undergoes many changes when it is forced to support large deposits of heavy fat day and night. So, it might not come as a surprise to many individuals that a lot of the same people who go to Austin spas in search of information about the HcG diet are often the same individuals who face serious skin issues. If you have seen a lot of unfavorable changes in your skin recently and you are carrying more weight than you should be, then it very well could be that the excess pounds are to blame.

There are a number of skin conditions that can present in obese individuals, which occur for a variety of reasons. Fluctuations in hormones, skin being stretched to allow for the new areas of fat, and even undue pressure on veins and capillaries can all showcase on the surface.

Perhaps one of the most common skin-related complaints of obese patients is a condition known as Acanthosis Nigricans. This appears as areas of darkly pigmented, thick skin. As a result of the skin thickening, these areas can appear to be cracked or folded as well. This can occur in people of any age and in rare instances is a sign of a more serious, underlying condition, but is more typically a result of hormone fluctuations in the body. People that are overweight or obese, however, are at the greatest risk of this skin problem. It will commonly be seen around the neck, armpits, and groin, however it can also occur on the face, thighs, elbows, and knees, among other areas of the body. Microdermabrasion, laser- and photofacial treatments have been successful at reducing the appearance of the condition.

Another common problem for people who are overweight is capillaritis, which showcases as red patches on the skin. It is a result of superficial capillaries that burst beneath the skin. This problem can last a lifetime with random flares. Again, the signs of this problem can be tackled by a few of the services offered at a local laser spa.

More serious problems can arise when bacteria attacks the body. Again, most commonly seen in people who are overweight or obese, cellulitis is a very unattractive skin condition that can result in swelling and redness on the surface of the skin. The difference with this condition is that it is caused by bacteria, which can also affect the body in other ways, causing fever or chills in many cases. If left untreated, it can cause abscesses on the skin and the bacteria can infect the bloodstream. Those who are obese, have been diagnosed with diabetes or have poor circulation are at the highest risk, but there are other health factors that can cause an increased risk as well. This skin condition should be treated by a medical doctor right away to prevent further complications.

These are just a few of the ways that your skin can react to carrying excess weight each and every day. The very best things that you can do for yourself and your skin is lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

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