2 doctors weighed in:

Do most skin pigmentation disorders affect a person’s overall health?

2 doctors weighed in

In brief: Pigmentation

Most causes for darkening of the skin are not serious but there are a few like acanthosis nigricans that can be a sign of diabetes.

In brief: Pigmentation

Most causes for darkening of the skin are not serious but there are a few like acanthosis nigricans that can be a sign of diabetes.
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dr. Christopher Moeller
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Dr. Jay Zimmerman
Dermatology

In brief: No

Most skin pigmentation disorders do not affect a person's overall health.
However, they can be associated with other health concerns. Patients should seek evaluation any time there is a new or changing skin pigmentation issue to obtain a proper diagnosis and have other associated diseases assessed. For example, vitiligo is not dangerous in itself, it is associated with thyroid disorders.

In brief: No

Most skin pigmentation disorders do not affect a person's overall health.
However, they can be associated with other health concerns. Patients should seek evaluation any time there is a new or changing skin pigmentation issue to obtain a proper diagnosis and have other associated diseases assessed. For example, vitiligo is not dangerous in itself, it is associated with thyroid disorders.
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
Thank