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      What is Acanthosis Nigricans?

      Acanthosis Nigricans is a dermatological condition characterised by dark, thickened patches of skin, often with a velvety texture. This disorder typically manifests in areas with skin folds, such as the neck, armpits, groin, and knuckles. Acanthosis Nigricans result from an overproduction of skin pigment (melanin) and the subsequent thickening of the epidermis. While the condition itself is benign, it often serves as a visual indicator of an underlying health issue, such as insulin resistance or hormonal imbalances. Acanthosis Nigricans can affect individuals of any age, gender, or ethnicity, emphasising the importance of understanding its causes and seeking appropriate medical guidance for comprehensive care.

      Causes of Acanthosis Nigricans

      Insulin Resistance: A leading cause, often associated with obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin is secreted by the pancreas that helps the body process sugar. Insulin resistance leads to diabetes type 2 and it can also be related to PCOS.
      Hormonal Changes: Conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can contribute to Acanthosis and are often related to Insulin Resistance.
      Medications: Certain drugs, such as oral contraceptives or corticosteroids, high-dose niacin, and prednisone may trigger Acanthosis Nigricans.
      Genetic Factors: Predisposition can play a role in the development of this skin condition.
      Endocrine Disorders: Disorders affecting the endocrine system, like hypothyroidism, can be linked to Acanthosis Nigricans.

      Signs of Acanthosis Nigricans

      ● Dark, velvety skin patches in skin folds and creases.
      ● Sometimes itching or irritation in affected areas.
      ● Gradual onset and progression of skin changes.
      ● Association with underlying health conditions, especially insulin resistance.

      Treatment for Acanthosis Nigricans at Dr. Haror’s Wellness

      e modifications, including weight management and dietary changes, may be recommended to address contributing factors like insulin resistance.
      ● Topical treatments and prescription creams to exfoliate and reduce the pigmentation in those areas.
      ● Chemical Peels: Various combinations of skin-lightening fruit peels can be used to reduce pigmentation. Successive sessions help in exfoliation and improvement of the condition.
      ● Lasers: Laser resurfacing helps in reducing pigmentation. Concentrated laser beams help exfoliate the accumulated pigmentation and reduce overall pigment production.
      ● Ongoing monitoring and adjustments to the treatment plan to achieve optimal results and skin health.

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      Are there risk factors for Acanthosis Nigricans?

      Risk factors include obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, PCOS, etc.

      How is Acanthosis Nigricans diagnosed?

      Diagnosis is typically based on physical examination. Further tests, such as blood tests, may be done to identify underlying causes.

      Is Acanthosis Nigricans hereditary?

      In some cases, Acanthosis Nigricans may have a genetic component, but it is often associated with lifestyle and health factors.

      Can Acanthosis Nigricans affect children?

      Yes, Acanthosis Nigricans can affect individuals of any age, including children.

      Can Acanthosis Nigricans be prevented?

      Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and early management of underlying health conditions are some factors to prevent.

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