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Which hormone increasespigmentationof theskin?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Skin color hormone: Melanin is the primary cause of darkening skin color. Other pathologic conditions that can darken the skin include diabetes (hyperinsulinemia causes acanthosis nigricans), hemochromatosis (iron deposition disease), addison's disease (low adrenal glan function).
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
ACTH: Or parts of the molecule.

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How to increase cortisol hormone in our skin?

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Not able: I do not know of any way to do this and not sure is a good idea any way.

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