Skin Diseases

Skin diseases come in many different forms from Acne to wrinkles. Your skin being the largest organ in your body with an average coverage area of nearly 2 square meters, is your defense wall against bacteria, viruses, toxins and the outside world. It also regulates your body temperature. So it’s important you look after it.

Chlorine And even though it protects you -- when your skin is exposed to conditions that irritate it, clog your pores, or cause inflammation. The result can be skin diseases with the accompanying rashes, redness, swelling, burning and/or itching.

Common skin diseases are:

ACNE - At the base of your skin pores are oil glands. These glands produce sebum which the body uses to help skin retain moisture and guard against fungi and bacteriological attack. It’s you skin’s built in protection system.

The sebum travels from the base of the pore to the skin’s surface through a canal called a follicle. If this canal becomes clogged the sebum becomes trapped and a pimple can form sometimes becoming inflamed and infected. Most people experience varying degrees of acne at some time in their lives.

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Eczema - is an abnormal reaction by the immune system to a number of everyday items such as chlorine, soap, detergents, other kinds of cleaning products, items made of latex, many cosmetics, lotions, creams, make up, some types of jewelry, certain types of clothing even your own sweat. It manifests with redness, swelling, itchy, dry, flakey skin. Science isn’t totally clear on the exact cause of eczema, But with these symptoms it is clear there is a powerful immune response to something irritating your skin.

The main known triggers of Eczema are:

  • Allergic reaction
  • food intolerance's
  • some drugs
  • stress
  • vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies
  • deficiencies of EFAs (essential fatty acids)
  • digestive disorders (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome
  • celiac disease -- small intestine malabsorption syndrome
  • other rarer physical and psychological disorders

Skin disorders may have to be determined by a medical professional, but that doesn’t mean you are helpless to any affliction.  

Make sure you are getting the vitamins and minerals you need - proper diet and if you need extra help -- consider a vitamin supplement especially one designed to help enhance your immune system.

Lack of essential fatty acids can happen to anyone, but it doesn’t have to. Simply increase the amount of cold water ocean fish you eat. If you are concerned about toxins in the fish - which is a real concern, take a EFA supplement - like fish oil -- (make sure it is properly purified to remove any toxins found in the fish).

Suppose you are a vegan or just don’t like the idea of fish or fish oil. There is a terrific alternative. Hemp seed oil. - Click here for more information about hemp seed oil.

Both oils contain amazing amounts of the Omega 3, 6, and 9 your body needs and in a totally convenient form. With quality supplements available today - there really isn’t an excuse to suffer from a lack of nutrients.

Both fish and hemp seed oil are powerful anti-inflammatories, which will definitely help with inflammation within your body.

Again remember the need for plenty of fresh clean drinking water to help alleviate skin diseases. 

Did you know the areas of North America where the water is naturally ‘hard’ (full of minerals) has a lower incident of heart attack than the areas of North America where the water is naturally ‘soft’ (devoid of minerals)!!

Beware of pitcher type water filters that claim to remove MOST of the harmful chemicals from your tap water.

Would you eat a sandwich--if the claim was ‘most of the sand had been removed’? I doubt it.

What else can be done to fight eczema? Applying a high quality-- Women's - Body Lotion after a bath or shower is very important if you're worried about skin diseases. Remember in a pinch--honey or hemp seed oil work great as moisturizers and you never have to worry about toxins with them.

When you think about it--skin diseases like eczema aren't really diseases, but more a condition. They are not well understood by medical science and are hard to diagnose many believe eczema is a genetic disorder.

Good skin begins on the inside and works its way out.

Hives - Hives form as red (sometimes) itchy bumps. They are an allergic reaction to something-- be it food or drugs or something else. Getting hives at least one time in you life is very common. The vast majority of the time they clear up on their own. In rare cases they are serious enough to require medical intervention. Best way to avoid hives is to determine the cause and avoid that.

Impetigo - is considered one of the childhood skin diseases, because it most often occurs in young children -usually between ages 2 through 6. An infection of the skin caused by (The two main causes are the staphylococcal (staph) and streptococcus (strep)) bacteria.  It happens when the bacteria manage to enter the skin through a scratch, a cut or an insect bite. Symptoms are red inflamed skin -- pimple-like sores. Normally found on the arms, legs and sometimes the face area. The body’s defense mechanism causes the sores to fill with pus. Which break open within a few days and a thick crust forms. Impetigo needs to be treated with antibiotics.

Skin Cancer - Melanoma the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Very curable when discovered and treated early. Very deadly if left untreated. It is important to use the ‘ABCD’ method in guarding against melanoma -- look for these aspects of moles on your skin:

Asymmetry -- a mole on your skin that looks irregular - the shape of one side is different from the other side.

Border -- the edges of the mole are uneven, ragged or appear blurry

Color -- the mole has shades of colors including black, brown and tan
Detect a change in size -- if the mole gets smaller or more often bigger have it looked at.

Skin Diseases - Mole

Because of the serious nature of Melanoma -- the early stages allow for simple skin surgeries, but you may have to endure chemo, radiation, biological therapy or a combination of all.

Melanoma comes from damaged DNA in melanin-producing cells of the skin (the cells that give you your skin color). Although medical science cannot definitively state the exact cause of this damage. Medical professionals still believe the two main culprits are sun damage from overexposure to the Sun’s ray’s and exposure to the rays found in Tanning Salons.

Melanoma can also occur on other parts of the body. Parts that aren’t normally exposed to UV radiation. Many medical professionals also believe there other factors that are involved in the risk of getting Melanoma and other skin diseases.

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