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Subtle signs in women's bodies that could signal serious illness

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Author: Daria Shekina

A clinical pharmacist and doctor from London, Naira Salim, revealed the changes in a woman's body that may indicate the need for diabetes testing. These signs are quite subtle, so few people associate them specifically with this condition.

How to recognize diabetes is explained by RBC-Ukraine.

Sources used in writing the material: TikTok from the doctor, Daily Express.

Subtle signs of diabetes in women

Change in the color of the skin in the armpits or neck. According to the pharmacist, darkened folds on the skin can be the first signs of health problems, namely insulin resistance. Black spots may appear in these areas. In addition, the skin may begin to thicken.

Hanging moles. Moles of body color that appear on the skin and seem to hang on a stalk should not be ignored. Such moles should be shown to a doctor to check for benignity.

Acne. Pimples, especially on the left side of the face, the doctor said, can indicate hormonal imbalance. Of course, acne is not always associated with diabetes, but it won't hurt to be cautious.

Excessive hair growth. Hirsutism most often manifests itself on the face, neck, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. And if you notice that you have a lot of hair in these areas, consult with a specialist.

Male-pattern baldness. A high level of insulin, explains the doctor, leads to the appearance of a lot of testosterone in a woman's body. And this affects the hair and causes it to fall out.

How to protect yourself from diabetes

The pharmacist recommends changing your lifestyle. To do this, you need to:

  • consume more fiber and healthy foods
  • start exercising and, if possible, do strength exercises
  • consult with a doctor and find out about the possible need to take vitamins.

Earlier a cardiologist named 5 habits that need to be urgently abandoned.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.