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Bronze Skin (Overview)

May be caused by Adrenal insufficiency, Primary Adrenal Insufficiency, Adrenal hyperplasia, Adrenoleukodystrophy, Wilson’s Disease, Biliary cirrhosis, Malnutrition, Chronic kidney failure & Celiac Disease.


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What are the various diseases that can cause sudden skin bronzing in a 19 year old female?

What are the various diseases that can cause sudden skin bronzing in a 19 year old female?

Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of anything that causes sudden skin bronzing except a tanning lotion, a spray-on tan, or overstaying the tanning booth. Otherwise, a doctor should evaluate to see if it's jaundice or another medical condition. ...Read more

Bronze Skin (Overview)

May be caused by Adrenal insufficiency, Primary Adrenal Insufficiency, Adrenal hyperplasia, Adrenoleukodystrophy, Wilson’s Disease, Biliary cirrhosis, Malnutrition, Chronic kidney failure & Celiac Disease.


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What's the reason for bronze skin?

What's the reason for bronze skin?

Varied: Bronze skin can be caused by a more rare disease affecting the liver (hemochromatosis) and possibly also by disorders of the adrenal glands. Best to get checked by physician so that appropriate workup can be done to find cause. ...Read more

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Are people with bronze skin more or less likely to get skin cancer?

Are people with bronze skin more or less likely to get skin cancer?

Usually Less Risk: People with bronze skin at baseline (before sun exposure) are usually less likely to get skin cancer. Risk factors for skin cancer are multiple including genetic predisposition, blond or red hair, blue or hazel eyes, fair skin, & people who burn easily and tan minimally with sun exposure. This is not to say that people with darker skin do not get skin cancer. Seek eval if concerned about a lesion. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bronze skin?

What is the definition or description of: Bronze skin?

Bronze skin color: May be caused by Adrenal insufficiency, Primary Adrenal Insufficiency, Adrenal hyperplasia, Adrenoleukodystrophy, Wilson’s Disease, Biliary cirrhosis, Malnutrition, Chronic kidney failure &
Celiac Disease. ...Read more

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What's the reason for bronze skin?

Varied: Bronze skin can be caused by a more rare disease affecting the liver (hemochromatosis) and possibly also by disorders of the adrenal glands. Best to get checked by physician so that appropriate workup can be done to find cause. ...Read more

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Do people with natural bronze skin still have to use sun screen?

Do people with natural bronze skin still have to use sun screen?

Yes: Sunscreen is recommended for people of all skin types as skin cancer is seen in every group. Melanin is the pigment which is responsible for the brown color. In african american skin, melanin provides a sun protection factor (spf) approximately equivalent to 13.4, compared to 3.4 in white skin. That said skin cancer still represents 1-2% of african americans and asians. ...Read more

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Are people with bronze skin more or less likely to get skin cancer?

Usually Less Risk: People with bronze skin at baseline (before sun exposure) are usually less likely to get skin cancer. Risk factors for skin cancer are multiple including genetic predisposition, blond or red hair, blue or hazel eyes, fair skin, & people who burn easily and tan minimally with sun exposure. This is not to say that people with darker skin do not get skin cancer. Seek eval if concerned about a lesion. ...Read more

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How can an extremely white person with some red skin get a tanned skin bronze?

How can an extremely white person with some red skin get a tanned skin bronze?

Spray: The safest (and fastest) way for someone with very light skin to get a nice color is by spray tanning. If you are determined to tan in a bed (or in the sun) you should do it slowly and gradually to avoid burning. You should also use sunscreen or a cover on your face to help prevent premature aging. ...Read more

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My skin is turning a bronze color, what is wrong?

My skin is turning a bronze color, what is wrong?

Uncertain: One thought is hemochromatosis. REF: https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hemochromatosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351443 ...Read more

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Can a 19 year old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing? Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns back. Help

Can a 19 year old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing? Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns back. Help

No.: The amount of blood lost in a normal period cannot by any means reoved the hemosiderin deposits in your skin. You are also too young for this to be a factor, in that you are female.
Look elswhere for the answer! ...Read more

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Very low iron and borderline ferritin level. I have skin bronzing since 2 years. What can it be?

Find cause: Your physician will pursue a workup to explain your apparent (not proved) iron deficiency -- it may be as simple as heavy periods or a few pregnancies, or as potentially deadly as a gut cancer or ulcer. I hope you are not on an unhealthy diet -- an unsupplemented vegetable-based and an empty-calories diet are equally likely to make you sick with iron deficiency. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the various diseases that can cause sudden skin bronzing in a 19 year old female?

Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of anything that causes sudden skin bronzing except a tanning lotion, a spray-on tan, or overstaying the tanning booth. Otherwise, a doctor should evaluate to see if it's jaundice or another medical condition. ...Read more