Having dark & velvety skin in the folds of the body?
Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition wherein the body creases become thick and discolored, i.e., darker than the normal skin color. The epidermal skin cells multiply rapidly in specific body folds. Usually, skin shows gradual hyperpigmentation, change in its texture, and thickness. The common areas of its occurrence are the backside of the neck, groin, knuckles, armpits, knees and elbows. In some cases, a person will also feel discomfort due to itching and bad odor.
What leads to acanthosis nigricans?
Mostly this skin problem is found in obese, overweight, and diabetic individuals (type 2 diabetes with insulin resistance). Thyroid, PCOD, lack of exercise can cause insulin resistance and cause a rise of insulin-like growth factor and cause proliferation of skin cells. This causes skin darkness and changes in texture, and the skin becomes thick and velvety.
Some other aggravating factors can be
Acanthosis nigricans can be managed or prevented from development. A healthy lifestyle is important to get relief from any illness. If the underlying cause is understood to be obesity or insulin resistance, then treatment of these two roots of the problems can help in the fading of this skin problem. Symptoms can be minimized in patients by controlling the blood glucose levels and losing weight through diet and exercises. In the case of a tumor, its elimination by surgery will also remove the malignant form of this skin condition. Oral contraceptives or any other medications that favor this skin problem shall be discontinued.
Some cosmetic methods to remove pigmentation and enhance skin appearance are
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