Keratosis Linked to Hormones. Please Read!

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    Keratosis Linked to Hormones. Please Read!

    Excess sebum has been linked to eating red meats, fried, oily or other foods.

    The activity of the sebaceous glands increases during puberty becuase of the heightened levels of andrgens.

    Sebasceous glands are involed in skin problems. Such as Ance and Keratosis Pilaris. In the skin pores, sebum and Keratin can create a hyperkertotic plug called a microcomedome. The precription isotretinoin, significalthy reduces the amount of sebum produced by the sebaceous glands.

    Testosterone produces sebum and sebum blocks skin pres. Testosterone also stimulates cells to produce Keratin.

    Vitamin A- Reduces sebum production and the build up of keratin. Foods high in VA, liver, carrots, sweet potatoes, dark greens and apricots.

    Zinc works with VA, If Zinc levels are low, the testosterone DHT increases.

    If Vitamin E levels are low, so are VA leveles (regardless of VA supplents) Good source of VE, whole grains, green plants, egg yolk, liver, nuts and seeds.

    When either too much Keratin or too much Sebum is producted they can block pores.

    This occureence is due to the fact that hormones such as testosterone stimulate the cell that line the follicular that produce keratin.

    Testosterone cause the sebaceuous glands to enlarge and produce more sebum. So higher testosterone levels increase that proes will become block by either excessive keratin or twoo much sebum.

    Hormones stimulate the production of Keratin and Sebum.

    Keratosis is really a sebaceous gland disorder.

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    Another link to the demodex mite- the sebaceous glands are where the mites flourish and multiply.

    And sebum is what the mites consume for food. That would explain why Increasing your levels of Vitamin A helps with KP- you limit their food supply.

    http://skinimprovements.com/demodicosis.html
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    Tnx for info. I was reading a lot about that, yes, there is connection. Maybe main cause of KP can be hormonal dissorder. Hormonal changes happens in period of puberty, many of us got skin problems from that period.

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    James I think this is a really promising discovery, at least for some of us. I know when I hit 13, is when I noticed my kp (I might of had it before but if I did it obviously wasn't enough for anyone to notice). What would you guys recommend then to "fix" or "treat" this issue internally? I've been taking 10000 IU of beta carotene each day for a couple of weeks now...I don't think it's improved yet, but maybe I have to up my dose or take something else as well?

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    Oh wow interesting!!!!
    Thanks for the info!

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    Where did you get all that information? Although it does sound like it makes sense.

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    Interesting research James. I'm going to try to relate this to my situation. I have KPRF and have been going to the same naturopathic doctor for about a year now and she tells me that I am perfectly healthy, but that my liver is being overworked.

    I did a bit of research and discovered that the liver is where Vitamin A is stored and that it also plays an important role in hormone production. Since my liver is not functioning optimally, I think that it could also not be storing vitamins, helping produce hormones, and fulfilling all of it's other roles as well as it should be.

    This would explain why KP has been linked to Vitamin A deficiencies. This would also explain why many people have had success diminishing their KP with healthy diet changes, since healthy, non-processed foods are much easier for the liver to handle than their opposites.



    What do you guys think? Could liver stress be the root problem of KP?
    And if so, what is the solution for a healthy liver?

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    do you feel heavy weightlifting could be a contributing factor to KPRF? my KPRF has only come around this last year since weighlifting, could excess testosterone be the root problem for me??

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    ugh i totally agree that kp has something to with hormones. I'm not sure about makes of course, but for me as a female only one thing helps with kp and it's cream diflorasone I used it 2/3 times a month and i could barely feel them and with little tan you couldn't even notice them. I was on birth control for acne got it same time as KP. As soon as I get of from hormonal pills my KP gets out of control. I also have oily skin and scalp it gets better when I'm on hormonal pills which help regulate my hormones because it seems like my testosterone levels a bit high. There fore I'm here I had a feeling it was related so I googled it and found this page. So yeah KP sucks so do hormones, can't belive doctors still can't figure it out. So many people suffer from this you'd think they want to research it more all I see is people like us on forums trying to figure this thing out..

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