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The skin is your body’s largest organ so changes in your hair, skin or nails can be a sign that something is going on beneath the surface. While problematic skin could simply mean that you need to alter your beauty routine, your skin’s condition could also be the tell-tale sign of an underlying medical condition.
Condition of the day hypertrichosis lanuginosa. Everyone knows skin cancer shows up on the epidermis. But sometimes internal cancers such as gastrointestinal (GI), lung or ovarian, can have skin symptoms too. HL is a rare cutaneous paraneoplastic disease characterized by the presence of excessive lanugo-type hair (small white hairs) thought to be a response to hormones or substances released by a tumour.
This post isn’t meant to scare but to remind you to listen to your body! Your skin can tell you a lot if you learn to listen! 💕