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HUMAN SKIN

The human skin is the outer covering of the body. In humans, it is the largest organ of human body

FUNCTIONS: Skin performs the following functions

Protection: An anatomical barrier from pathogens

Sensation: Contains a variety of nerve endings that react to heat and cold, touch, pressure, vibration, and tissue injury

Water resistance: The skin acts as a water resistant barrier so essential nutrients aren’t washed out of the body

SKIN LAYERS: Skin is composed of three primary layers

The epidermis, The dermis, The hypodermis

PIGMENTS

There are at least five different pigments that determine the color of the skin

Melanin, Melanoid, Keratin, Hemoglobin (also spelled haemoglobin, Oxyhemoglobin)

Skin Reflecting Nutritional Imbalances

  • Condition Indications.
  • Allergic Shiners (Dark Circles under the eyes) Allergies.
  • Cheilosis Low Vitamin B2.
  • Jaundice Increased Bilurubin.
  • Pallor Anaemea, Shock.
  • Cyanosis Hypoxia, Cyanide Poisoning.
  • Dry Skin Dehydration, Hypothyroid.
  • Vitiligo Autoimmune.
  • Eczema Low Essential fatty acids.
  • Allergy-internal or External.
  • Psoriasis Liver Function.
  • Liver Spots (Lipofuscin) Low antioxidants, high free radical Burden.

POSSIBLE CAUSES OF SKIN PROBLEMS

  • Infections, including fungal (ringworm), Parasite (Scabies), Viral (warts), Bacterial (abscess).
  • Allergies (e.g. to food, Chemicals, cosmetics, detergents).
  • Drug reactions.
  • Systemic disease (Systemic lupus erythematosus, hypothyroidism).
  • Excessive Sun Exposure.
  • Precancerous or Cancerous lesions.
  • Hormonal imbalances (onset of Puberty, Premenstrual acne).
  • Insect Bites.
  • Vitamin or nutrient deficiencies.

General Guidelines For Healthy Skin

  • Limit sun exposure.
  • Drink plenty of filtered water.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Eliminate tobacco and alcohol.
  • Avoid fried foods and hydrogenated fats.
  • Consume a healthy diet.
  • Take B Vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin A, C, E.
  • Include essential fatty acids in diet and supplement regime. Consume Food and Supplement that contains Probiotics (acidophilus and bifidobacteruim).

March 22, 2018 Article
About Dr. Muhammad Zubair Qureshi

Dr. Muhammad Zubair Qureshi did his M.B.B.S. from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore in 1995 and was awarded Silver Medal in the subject of Community Medicines. After completing all necessary practical training, he joined in 1998, Dr. Masood Homoeopathic Pharmaceuticals as Director Manufacturing. He did his M.Phil in Endocrinology, where his subject of research was Effect of Homoeopathic Medicines on patients suffering from Diabetes Type II. Dr. Zubair qualified for DHMS in 2006 and is successfully practicing it Dr. Zubair has participated in Homoeopathic Medical Conferences held in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Malaysia.