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Blackened Neck Creases In Obese
I'm 20 and I'm noticing these deep lines/ wrinkles round my neck. Should I start using a wrinkle cream or am I too young ? (Not obese don't smoke )
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
I had a dark layer of solidified dirt on my neck when i was morbidity obese but even after loosing weight there are still traces of it over my neck?
See below: I suspect you have what's known acanthosis nigricans.I suspect over time, it will gradually lighten. It is a sign of carbohydrate intolerance Insulin resistance. It is very common in obese people. Your physician should be able to help you with some ideas or referrals for evaluation. Congratulations on your weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small white patches on face and neck. Since 20 days. Is it eczema or tinea ? What is the cure? I'm 20 years old and obese.
Could be either: Please see your dermatologist. He/she can do a scraping of the scaly part (without cutting the skin) and look at it under the microscope. Fungal organisms can be seen relatively easily that way. ...Read more
Hi. My neck is darker than the rest of my body. It isn't obesity or acanthosis nigricans. Is there any way I can rid of it? I feel uncomfortable.
OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.
OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more
Acanthosis nigricans: Sounds like Insulin resistance, possibly. Even if you don't already have diabetes, if you have an then you're at risk. Many women with an also have polycystic ovary syndrome. An is best addressed through supervised weight loss when patients are overweight with Insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes is also commonly found among such patients. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Strange: This is rather strange requires a picture or visualization. Consult Healthtap with pictures or primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more