What is the typical problem of Adolescence?

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Dr. Purushothaman
November 29, 2013

Acne is one of the most common skin disorder, affects mainly young people from 12-13 years to start but can also occur from 30 years onwards. This dermatitis in many cases tends to disappear by itself after a certain number of years, however, if untreated, is likely to score the skin with deep scars. Besides this formidable complication acne can also cause psychological problems, especially in young people, especially as it affects the skin and then you can understand how important it is to intervene with early treatment. Now let's see what the causes of this disorder are and how it manifests.

These are the causes

Every square inch of skin contains about 100 sweat glands and 15 sebaceous glands, the latter are placed at the base of the hair and produce a special substance called sebum, sweat together, form a kind of acid mantle-liquid all over his body. This allows a passive defense (barrier) and active (disinfecting) against bacteria, parasites and fungi.
The sebaceous glands produce more sebum under certain conditions, which is normal during puberty and menopause. In these moments happen in the human body as an important hormonal change: the increase in puberty androgens (male hormones that, although in limited quantities, even women) and the increase of progesterone during menopause. Well, acne is a disorder that affects the sebaceous glands and it is shown that the sufferer has a particular sensitivity to the glandular hormones mentioned. It is unclear why there are some people that have this "sensitivity" and more research has called into question a number of factors. Let's look at some:

Genetic Factors
A skin particularly "fat" can be inherited, though not absolutely proven that this causes acne or that children of parents with acne definitely suffer from this disorder. You can also say that prepares oily skin and acne because the excess of sebum, as we shall see, can form the so-called black spot or blackhead, acne first manifestation of the process.

Excessive hormone production
In some persons with acne was found in the blood, hormones in excess, in many other persons, however, the hormonal assays were normal. It 'true, however, that all people with acne have found increased hormone concentrations in the skin.

Dietary factors
The excess intake of fats, sweets, carbohydrates, alcohol, dairy products, with a direct action on the sebaceous glands, all seem to accentuate, rather than cause, acne. Especially with regard to sugar, pharmacological experiments have shown that taking in small doses, of "oral hypoglycemic" (drugs used in diabetes) can improve acne.

*This was the PART N°1 of the Article. On my Profile you'll find PART N°2.

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