Can One Sunburn Cause Permanent Skin Damage?

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sunOn August 13, 2015, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine posted “It Only Took One Sunburn to Ruin My Face Forever,” one woman’s account of how a common sunburn turned into an ongoing skin battle. The woman received a mild sunburn and tried her own skin regimen to facilitate the healing process. However, her burn persisted and left her face with brown patches along her cheeks and forehead. Several dermatologists were consulted and provided their own diagnoses, suggesting she had melasma or a possible hormonal imbalance caused by estrogen. She was offered several treatments, including skin peels, chemical exfoliation, and a laser procedure that targeted the millions of microscopic areas of the skin that were damaged with the goal of encouraging a comprehensive replacement of damaged cells. [see:]

“For many years we’ve treated sun damaged skin at our clinic,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “I am glad to see that the idea of a ‘healthy tan’ has lost considerable popularity. I believe it’s important for parents to be very conscientious about protecting their children’s skin, not just for the obvious reason of preventing a sunburn but to instill the notion that sun protection is vital. Hopefully this practice will then be carried into adulthood.”

The Harper Bazaar Magazine’s article urges people to ensure proper skin care practices. While the unfortunate woman in the story will have to continue a long, slow, and steady skin regimen, the article uses her experiences to urge people to practice proper and preventative skin care regimens that will have positive long term impact. Specifically, readers are advised to apply and re-apply sunscreen daily, all year around, regardless of the weather.

“Sun damage typically accumulates over time,” says Dr. Ourian. “We offer several treatment modalities to address the effects of sun damage. This damage may include discoloration, as well as fine lines and wrinkles.”

Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including UltraShape, VelaShape, Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and CoolSculpting. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, unwanted fat, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. More information about treating sun damage can be found on Epione’s website.

Can Childhood Stress Cause Type 2 Diabetes?

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From Your Health Journal…..”I was very happy to be quoted in this article. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise with children, and I believe the environment plays such a large part in all of this. Does stress directly cause type 2 diabetes? I don’t think directly, but indirectly, I feel in can contribute. Stress has a major impact on our bodies and life. It causes many of us to have weaker immune systems, get sick more often, become overly tired, increased risk for heart disease, and unhappy associated with low self esteem. For many children, it may even cause them to eat more at meals or snack often, eating foods higher in fat or heavily processed. If this happens on a regular basis, a child may risk becoming overweight or obese. Research has shown a direct correlation between obesity and type 2 diabetes. So, coming back ‘full circle’ – stress can indirectly cause type 2 diabetes when associated with other health concerns.”

From the article…..

To date, studies on the link have been small, but many doctors and patients alike feel that emotional and family stress can lead to the development of the disease.

Aaron Snyder, 35, of San Diego, a certified trainer and nutritional lifestyle coach and author of The New Diabetes Prescription: The Diet, Exercise, and Mindset Revolution, believes that childhood abuse played a role in his developing type 2 diabetes.

“I was an emotional eater since the age of 7, was extremely overweight and neglected,” he recalls. “This [was] perpetuated until my older brother, the abuser, moved out of the house when I was 13.”

As a consequence, Snyder was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 23. “During those 10 years, I continued to suffer from emotional eating, depression, and anxiety that I have since overcome.” Now, Snyder says he’s been able to control his diabetes with diet and exercise and is 100 percent off of his medications.

Synder is not alone in believing that there’s a link between childhood stress and type 2 diabetes. Many adults who experience profound family stress as children may also be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, a recent review of numerous studies published in the journal Discovery Medicine found. (There is, it’s worth noting, a clear link between depression, anxiety, and other kinds of emotional stress experienced in adulthood and the onset of type 2 diabetes.)

As an endocrinologist, Paul Strumph, MD, former vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in New York, says he’s not surprised by a potential link between childhood stress and diabetes, caused by an acceleration of insulin resistance. “Increased risk for type 2 diabetes is one of the medical conditions that is recognized to be associated with a stressful home environment,” he notes. He adds that while stress at home is not the only factor that leads to diabetes, it certainly is an important one.

Len Saunders, a fitness expert based in Montville, N.J., who served as a consultant to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and as an American Heart Association spokesman on childhood obesity, says that diabetes can stem from many sources, which are often intertwined. “Stress causes the immune system to weaken, making way for a ‘weaker’ body to get sick,” he explains. “Diabetes is not immune to this.” Family stress also causes many people to overeat and gain weight. “As they eat more, they sleep less, and all this could definitely contribute to type 2 diabetes as well,” Saunders adds.

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