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Doctor insights on: Syndromic Acanthosis Nigritis

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What is acanthosis nigrans?

What is acanthosis nigrans?

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 browth plaque, usually on the back of the neck and in the armpits, and it usually has some skin tags within it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat fruit if I have acanthosis?

Is it ok to eat fruit if I have acanthosis?

YES: Do you mean acanthosis nigricans? Of course you SHOULD eat fruits. The point is to lose weight with exercise, portion control, and menues of high fiber/ low total calorie meals. ...Read more

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How to git rid of acanthosis and get normal skin again?

How to git rid of acanthosis and get normal skin again?

Yes over time: Try losing weight, if the acanthosis nigricans is caused by obesity, dropping the excess pounds can help regulate Insulin levels, and thereby cause the dark skin around the neck to fade. Cutting back on your carbs intake while increasing physical exercise can often help you lose weight. If the acanthosis nigricans is caused by diabetes, reducing your carbs, no sugar, no soda.Control bloodsugar. ...Read more

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Whats acanthosis nigricans?

Whats acanthosis nigricans?

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 have the problem. It usually is on the cheeks, neck, underarms, groin, elbows, knees, ankles, knuckle area hands and feet. ...Read more

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Does acanthosis nigricans wipe off?

Does acanthosis nigricans wipe off?

no: Nacanthosis nigricans is a condition characterized by abnormal thickening and darkening of the skin, especially in body creases. It is most commonly associated with obesity or polycystic ovarian disease in women, though acanthosis nigricans can occasionally be found in people who have more serious underlying health problems or who are taking certain medications. Treatment of cause will help. ...Read more

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Acanthosis nigricans are dangerous?

Acanthosis nigricans are dangerous?

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 as diabetes , obesity with Insulin resistance, hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency. However, it can also be a sign of stomach or liver cancer. ...Read more

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Can you die from acanthosis nigricans ?

Can you die from acanthosis nigricans ?

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 increase risk of complications and death. It is a sign to get a full check up and start healthier behaviors. ...Read more

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Best way to treat acanthosis nigricans?

Best way to treat acanthosis nigricans?

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 future, particularly if you have a positive family history. Diet, exercise, weight loss, education and possibly medication (?Metformin), would be things to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does acanthosis, left hard palate mean?

What does acanthosis, left hard palate mean?

Change in nml skin: It means that there is a change in the appearance of your tissue on the left side of your hard palate, or the roof of your mouth. It is usually a hardening of tissue. It gets noted by your dentist because we are concerned about oral cancers and keep track of what is happening in your entire head and neck area. ...Read more

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