Drastic Weight Loss Accompanied By Growing Pimples On The Face?

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Good afternoon, I’m kadek. want to ask about my husband. 30 years old. since 2 years he has lost weight. from weight 75 now weighs 63 kg. regular eating, ordinary activities, but his body is thin. on her face now appeared pimples that didn’t go away. this acne since 6 months. why is this? thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Kadek,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Significant weight loss (more than 5% in less than 6 months) accompanied by excessive acne growth can occur due to psychological stress, for example when you are under stress, anxiety, or excessive fear. Try to ask your husband, is there a problem that is weighing on his mind lately?

Excessive psychological pressure can trigger an increase in the production of stress hormones which results in an increase in body metabolism. As a result, weight can decrease dramatically. In addition, these hormonal changes can also increase the activity of the oil glands on the surface of the skin. This increased sebum (oil) production can then clog the oil glands and hair roots, triggering inflammation which is marked by the growth of acne.

In addition, it could be that your husband's condition is triggered by other causes, including:

Causes of drastic weight loss: diabetes, chronic infections (eg tuberculosis, HIV, bronchitis, intestinal worms), hyperthyroidism, cancer, etc. The causes of acne are many: hormonal imbalances, side effects of drugs (for example, corticosteroids, testosterone, lithium), consuming too much foods high in carbohydrates and skim milk, etc. You can ask your husband to have his complaint checked directly with the doctor for further evaluation. If it is suspected that the cause is due to psychological pressure, the doctor may refer your husband to a direct consultation with a psychiatrist (specialist doctor). psychiatric).

In the meantime, you can help your husband in the following ways:

Invite your husband to discuss, so he can be more open about the problems he is suffering from. If it is true that he has a serious enough problem, help him find the best solution for the problem. Provide your husband with high nutritious food and drink enough. If your husband has problems with his appetite, you can give him a supplement containing ginger extract. Teach him to clean himself regularly, namely by taking a diligent bath and regularly washing his face every 2 times a day using soap. a mild cleanser that matches his skin type. Remind your husband to be diligent in exercising, stay away from cigarettes, alcohol, and also drugs. Hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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