Top 6 Skin Conditions That Affect Your Life
When you hear about diseases, you’ll first think of heart disease, cancers, or even diabetes. Unfortunately, not many people think of skin conditions the moment the topic ‘diseases’ is raised.
Most of the time, skin conditions aren’t a big deal. However, some skin disorders are so severe that they can affect your life in ways you don’t expect–heart health, skin pigment, and mood are a few examples. So, what skin conditions can lead to such diverse effects?
Below are six skin conditions and the reasons why they can significantly affect your life:
Psoriasis is a skin condition where skin cells have 10 times the average reproduction rate. People suffering from this disease suffer from white scales surrounding red patches. These patches can cover most parts of the body, such as knees, elbows, scalp, etc.
Psoriasis isn’t contagious, fortunately, so you can still make contact with other people. Scientists also say that Psoriasis is mostly a genetically inherited disease, although one can still suffer from Psoriasis through abnormalities in their immune systems.
There are several types of Psoriasis, and depending on that type, a person may suffer from different symptoms that barely has anything to do with your skin, such as:
- Higher chance of developing arthritis
- Discoloration and crumbling of toenails and fingernails
At the moment, Psoriasis doesn’t have any cure, but there are ways to minimize the symptoms. For example, different kinds of ointments may help those with Psoriasis, even more so with CBD cream since this substance may treat arthritis. This article explains how it works.
Another skin condition that doesn’t have a cure yet is rosacea. Rosacea is a relatively common condition that can affect all kinds of people, but most of its victims are middle-aged women with light skin.
Here are the reasons why rosacea can affect your life:
- Swelling and redness of the face
- Enlargement of nose
- Swelling of eyes
Since it mostly affects women, it can be disheartening to know that rosacea mainly changes your face, especially for body-conscious ones.
Symptoms of rosacea may disappear for a while after getting to its phase, but there’s currently no cure to completely eliminate this disease. Your best bet is to avoid smoking and search for an alternative, especially if you’re a female and in your early 30s. This is because smoking is one of the risk factors of rosacea.
The two conditions mentioned above aren’t contagious, so it’s not severe to the degree that you must avoid contact with people. However, that’s not the same with measles.
Measles is a contagious disease that results when a particular virus reaches the person’s throat or nose. The fact that a virus causes it also means that one can avoid this disease through vaccination. Hence, it’s not as big of a deal as the previous conditions. Still, you may suffer from coughing, fever, runny nose, and extensive skin rashes.
Other significant impacts of measles on your life include:
- Vulnerability to pneumonia
- Pregnancy complications
- Ear infections
Measles mostly affects children, so it’s important to vaccinate them at least once when they’re one year old, with the second dose given on their fifth year.
However, once you contract measles, you can only wait for it to naturally disappear, which can take from two to three weeks. In other words, it’s not a deadly skin condition, but it’s highly contagious so you may have to lay low when you’re suffering from measles.
It’s also worth noting that a person builds up resistance to measles after contracting it once. Hence, there’s a lower chance of suffering from measles twice or more.
Measles and chickenpox are awfully similar. For one, they’re both notorious for their highly contagious nature. Secondly, they’re both caused by a virus. Chickenpox, in particular, is caused by a virus named varicella-zoster. Because of this, you can also prevent this condition through vaccination. Furthermore, there’s almost zero chance of contracting chickenpox more than once.
If you do catch chickenpox, you’ll suffer from the following symptoms that may affect your everyday life:
- Loss of appetite
Even without treatment, chickenpox will disappear after around two weeks, which is the same as measles. You may, however, control the symptoms for this duration through medications.
Lupus is quite similar to Psoriasis in a way that they both have something to do with your immune system, but it’s much more diverse. To be precise, victims of lupus will suffer from similar symptoms, but in a different way. Some may experience symptoms in severe levels, while others will have milder experiences.
However, the worst part about lupus is that it can affect body parts other than your skin. The affected body parts may include one’s kidneys, brain, lungs, heart, and even blood cells.
Because of this, a person with lupus may suffer from the following, affecting their life:
- Chest pains
- Shortness of breath
- Joint pain
- Memory loss
Lupus is an incurable disease. But the good news is that anti-inflammatory agents, such as CBD cream, and medications seem to regulate the symptoms.
Most of these skin conditions have something to do with other body parts, making them one of the most inconvenient conditions to have. However, in the case of vitiligo, it only affects your skin, but its impact is enormous.
For starters, vitiligo refers to a condition where melanin stops functioning in your body, which causes your skin to lose pigment. This event happens in small patches. Although it’s quite rare, you may have seen someone with vitiligo without knowing.
There are ways to restore a patch’s color, but it’s not possible to completely cure the condition. Fortunately, it only occurs when there’s a disorder with your immune system or your family has a history of vitiligo.
Although not as fatal as other illnesses, skin conditions can have a significant impact on your life. You can see how other conditions have something to do with your immune system, which is basically what keeps your body healthy. That alone proves how skin conditions can have a huge impact on your life, especially if it’s not treated properly.