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How to read someone’s health by looking at their skin

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

The skin is one of the most telltale signs of the body that can give you clues as to the health and well-being of someone. You can look at someone and find out whether they are feeling well simply by assessing the color and condition of their skin. Though this is a baseline method of finding out the overall health of someone, it can be used as a great guide and gauge when you suspect something may be amiss.

Skin should be soft, well hydrated and have an even appearance. You can detect issues with someone when they have sallow skin tones, uneven patches of coloration, dry skin or even damaged skin. These can all be signs or symptoms of underlying medical issues. Though some of the reasons skin looks unhealthy are rooted in poor diet, lack of sleep, stress or even improper skin care; other skin conditions can suggest something more serious.

If you notice a person has yellow tinted skin, they may have an underlying issue which is presenting in the form of jaundice and one who has a bluish tint may be suffering from circulatory problems. The fact that the skin is the largest organ of the human body is one of the reasons why you can pick up subtle and not so subtle clues on someone’s health condition simply by evaluating the appearance of their skin. This is one of the ways you can decide if someone needs to seek out medical intervention or advice, simply due to the unhealthy appearance of their skin.







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