Acne and Thyroid

Acne and Thyroid

As you are suffering from acne and irregular menses, it is necessary for you to rule out two conditions, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism. PCOS can be diagnosed by an ultra sound of your pelvis and hypothyroidism by a blood test. A diagnosis of hypothyroidism can be also made from its symptoms which include fatigue, menstrual irregularities, weight gain, constipation, depression, inability to focus, brittle nails, dry skin and hair loss. However in cases of mild hypothyroidism, the above symptoms may not be present and thus it is best to conduct a blood test. PCOS and Hypothyroidism can cause acne breakouts as they increase the levels of testosterone which in turn increases the oil production and causes acne breakouts. Once an under active thyroid gland is brought back to normal functioning, your acne and some of the PCOS symptoms may also diminish.

Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is the first Skin Doctor in Bangalore to offer natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for skin disorders. With over 25 years of experience in the field Dermatology, she has devised a unique Multi-Therapy approach to treat the most stubborn, obstinate and long-standing skin disorders with a skin-friendly and 100% side-effect free results. Her integrated and Multi-Therapy approach has helped many chronic disease sufferers to recover safely without any side-effects.

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