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Skin Tags: What Are They, And Should You Be Worried?

Skin Tags: What Are They, And Should You Be Worried?

Being healthy is about more than just eating well and exercising regularly. It’s even about more than making sure you’re well hydrated and getting plenty of sleep. Good health is also about awareness. It’s about taking the time to understand our bodies and know when something out of the ordinary manifests. For instance, checking your breasts regularly and properly is the best way to ensure that you catch the signs of breast cancer early. Likewise, we need to learn how to read our skin. Everything from poor hydration to diabetes and even cancer can be spotted early by understanding how your skin looks and feels under normal circumstances. 

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When something unexpected shows up on our skin, it can be a source of great worry and anxiety. However, when it comes to skin tags, it’s easy to get freaked out. They look unsightly to some, and because they are packed with tiny blood vessels, they can be prone to bleeding. Here, however, we’ll address the myths and misconceptions while helping you to better understand skin tags. 


First of all: It’s important to acknowledge what skin tags are not

Skin tags are not cancerous, and they will (in the overwhelming majority of cases) never be cancerous even if left untreated for the rest of your life. If you spot a skin tag, you may find it a minor irritation in otherwise unblemished skin, but they’re perfectly benign.

At least 25% of all adults will get skin tags somewhere on their bodies at some point in their lives. We tend to be more prone to them when we go above the age of 30. 

What does a skin tag look like?

Just so we’re all clear, a skin tag is a small flesh colored growth on the skin that looks a little like a wart. Unlike a wart, however, it often grows out of the skin on a little stalk. In some cases, a skin tag may be a darker color than the rest of the skin.

Where do skin tags come from?

Medical science has yet to prove conclusively where skin tags come from and what causes them. The most popular theory, however, is that it may happen when little clusters of collagen and blood vessels get trapped inside thicker pieces of skin. Because they are more common in areas where the skin creases or folds, it’s possible that they could be caused by skin rubbing against skin.

Where can you get skin tags?

Skin tags can occur anywhere on the body, but are most commonly found on areas like the armpits, neck and eyelids. They can also occur in more intimate areas. They may occur on the genitals or the anus and can be mistaken for genital warts. Here’s some advice on how to remove anal skin tags. Because skin tags can catch and bleed, there are many who would rather remove them for practical and aesthetic purposes. 

How do I remove skin tags?

Skin tags are not removed by regular skin care. However, they do not necessarily need surgery to be removed. Like warts, they can usually be removed by over the counter treatments. A skin tag may be an unwelcome sight, but if you don’t like the idea of removing it, you can rest easy that it will cause you no health problems. 

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Smart Strategies for Safeguarding Your Health

Smart Strategies for Safeguarding Your Health

Your health is something that is infinitely valuable. In fact, without good health, it can be tough to achieve and experience what we aim to in life. To that end, your health and wellbeing is something that is worth taking care of, a topic that you can find more about in my post below.

 

Do watch what you consume.

 

Whether its food stuffed with trans fats, alcohol, sugar or even the toxic chemicals in cigarettes, the stuff that we put in our body can directly affect our health. What this means is the better you can eat and drink, the more you will be doing to safeguard your wellbeing in the long run.

 

Of course, most people think that means they have to immediately stop eating or drinking anything that tastes good and revamp their entire diet and way of life. However, unless you are in a position where such a change is necessary for your immediate health, it can actually be better to start small and work your way up to the more significant reforms.

 

For example, instead of quitting smoking cold turkey, you may want to reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke in a day and replace them with nicotine lozenges instead. Alternatively, why not swap out buying family bags of chips with the individual sized packets so you can keep a better track of what you are consuming within a day and so improve your health in a gradual way.

 

Do access any medical benefits you are entitled to.

 

Also, remember that when it comes to your health, you do not have to do all the work alone. In fact, there are many organizations that are there to help you get the assistance, diagnosis, and the treatment that you need.

 

Of course, for many people access to such organizations can be limited, especially if they don’t have the money to invest in private health insurance. That is why it is essential to claim any medical benefits and assistance that you are entitled to. What this means is that you need to look at Medicaid enrollment, as well as any free clinics in your area. If you want to safeguard your health in the long run, that is?

 

Don’t forget that even a little movement can be beneficial.

 

We all know by now that moving our bodies is good for us, and it is obviously ideal to be doing at least 30 minutes of physical exercise each and every day. Either in the form of walking, running, playing sports or working out at the gym.

After all, with many of us spent the whole day behind a screen and then chill out but sitting in front of the TV at night, even a small amount of physical movement can do our health a lot of good.

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What Does ‘Being Healthy’ Really Mean?

What Does ‘Being Healthy’ Really Mean?

What ‘health’ is, mainly depends on who you ask. For some people, it’s about being a certain weight or the number on their scale. Others might describe it as being a certain level of fitness. The truth is, health is incredibly complex. It refers to the mind, body, and soul and is about thriving rather than just surviving. There are lots of different factors to take into consideration to understand what well-being and ‘health’ really is. Here are just a few of them.

Maintaining a Healthy Body

Three things that contribute towards a healthy body are regular exercise, good nutrition and getting enough sleep. Regarding the physical body, a healthy balance between fat and muscle based on your age and gender will allow you to function at optimal levels. Using a BMI calculator is a quick and easy way to check where you need to be and what your health risks are based on your weight. For example, a low BMI can result in a low immune system, anemia, muscle wasting and lead to osteoporosis. A high BMI is linked to preventative diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and stroke. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is the best way to give your body all of the nourishment it needs, although adding vitamins and supplements is a good insurance policy. Plenty of water helps to keep you hydrated, improve the function of your organs, improve skin and many other benefits. Drinking alkaline water which you can gain with the use of an alkaline jug is even more beneficial. If you’re wondering what is alkaline water good for, it can provide your body with an important antioxidant which protects against cancer-causing free radicals. It also helps to oxygenate the body preventing diseases from thriving.

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Looking After Your Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

The connection between mental and physical health is now widely accepted by health professionals. And so a healthy mind (both cognitively and emotionally) is crucial for physical health and vice versa. There are number of ways you can improve your mental health. One of them includes practicing mindfulness which is being aware of the present moment, rather than feeling of anxious of the future, or feeling regret and guilt about the past. Giving back to others is a great way to boost your mental health. Volunteering allows you to help others which can give you a sense of satisfaction. If you are suffering from a mental health problem and it’s affecting your life and happiness, it’s a good idea to speak to a doctor.

Staying Social and Keeping Connected

As social creatures, humans can quickly feel lonely and isolated without a good support network. This means that staying social is important for good health. You can improve your social wellbeing by connecting with others, maintaining your friendships. Join classes where you might meet others, socialize and mix with other people when you can. Rather than turn down that invitation to a family dinner or a day out with friends, say yes! It’s all more important than you probably think!

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