Thursday, September 20, 2012

Peaches and cream complexion

Located in the neck’s front region is the thyroid, a gland which produces and releases thyroid hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate.
A deficiency of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) can come about because of several reasons such as iodine deficiency (iodine is a component of thyroid hormones), destruction of the thyroid gland by disease or radiation, dysfunction of the structures which control the thyroid.
Individuals with hypothyroidism can gain weight, tolerate the cold poorly, be depressed, feel fatigued, have slow speech, menstrual cycle abnormalities, dry skin and in those with fair skin a complexion likened to peaches and cream – peaches and cream complexion.
O'Callaghan JM, Bewick J, Paice A, Ng P. Stabbing? Cause. BMJ Case Rep, 2009;2009. pii: bcr12.2008.1312. Go to reference
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Peaches and cream