The skin is the window into our health. What is happening in your organs affects your skin and vice versa. Our skin can tell us what’s happening inside our body and all we need to do is pay attention.
Here are 7 skin problems that can be an indication of a serious problem:
1. You’re breaking out like crazy
Although adult acne is common, it can also be an indication of a serious disease. Acne can be a symptom of PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome. PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that affects more than 10 million women worldwide. When a woman’s body produces excess male hormones, it’s accompanied by acne. If your acne is accompanied by irregular periods, you probably have PCOS.
2. Skin tags
Having a few skin tags is normal, but if you notice more popping out in a short amount of time, you might be facing type 2 diabetes. They’re triggered by insulin-like growth factor 1, a protein that stimulates skin overgrowth. Other indications of type 2 diabetes include: slow healing wounds, thirst and increased hunger.