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About These Brown Liver Spots On My Hands And Face From Illness
Liver spots: Liver spots are the result of the skin's defence mechanism against over-exposure to the sun. When a person has been in the sun for a long period, unprotected, the pigments pool to some spots to protect the skin, thus leaving an uneven brown patch. Liver spots are not associated with the liver. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
None: The brown spots on older folks' hands simply remind the superstitious of the human liver. ...Read more
They'reNotFromLiver: There are all kinds of products out there that say they work. I'm sure they do in some people. you'd just have to try and find out. There are also prescription medications, like hydroxyquinone that might work or...exchange the brown spots for red. Then there's various lasers or other pulse-like devices. But for OTC, start with A and go til you reach Z. Most of them have gentle bleaching agents. ...Read more
Sun Protection: Liver spots are not actually a result of liver function or disease, but are flat, brown-black spots on the skin in sun exposed areas of the body (hands, arms, chest, back, shoulders, and face). For cosmetic reasons, they may be lightened with topical skin-bleaching products or removed with lasers or liquid nitrogen. The best prevention is with sun avoidance and routine use of sunscreens. ...Read more
I have dark circles and starting to get liver spots on my face i'm only 38 what is wrong with me.?
See derm: See dermatologist . This may be normal for you. ...Read more
Is there a way to tell whether the small red/circles on your face caused by alcohol are liver spots or just a zit?
Dermatologist: The dermatologist would be best to check your lesions. Facial change from alcohol is in the form of a flush cheek and nose, small spider like blood vessels may appear as we,, Liver spots are often form sun exposure they are present and should be checked. Often round brown flat areas with smoothed edges. Zits will come and go but still se a derm if worried ...Read more
Liver Spots: Liver spots are changes in skin color that occur in older skin. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes. Liver spots are very common after age 40. They occur most often on areas that have the greatest sun exposure: back of hands, face, forearms, forehead, shoulders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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