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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Treat cause: Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition usually due to Insulin resistance. Many conditions have been associated with it including genetics, obesity, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
17 years experience Dermatology
Possibly: If you truly have acanthosis nigricans, it's often very difficult to treat. Make sure it doesn't just wipe off with an alcohol wipe, though! if it ... Read More
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Acanthodians: If it is associated with Insulin resistance ie elevated fasting Insulin levels then medication and weight loss may help.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Lowering Sugar: You likely have pcos with metabolic syndrome. Most likely your sugar levels and Insulin levels are elevated or you could have mild diabetes. You rally ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Acanthosis: Also, evaluation by mental health professional to determine if depression warrants intervention.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
Acnathosis Nigricans: Is a skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. It typically is a sign of another disorder such ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not specifically: The skin condition is not deadly, but it can be a clue to underlying metabolic problems (like Insulin resistance, diabetes, lipid problems) that incre ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin finding associated with Insulin resistance, or the syndrome that leads to type ii diabetes. It is a velvety brow ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
17 years experience Dermatology
Possibly: If you truly have acanthosis nigricans, it's often very difficult to treat. Make sure it doesn't just wipe off with an alcohol wipe, though! if it ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: It is.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Dark skin: It is a disorder where the skin gets thicker and darker as you gain weight usually, however there are some patients who have normal body weight still ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Reduce insulin resis: Usually it means you have metabolic syndrome, meaning you're overweight and Insulin resistant - with a high probability of developing diabetes in the ... Read More
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