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Revealed: The real meaning behind brown spots on your legs

by , 05 November 2013

If you think brown spots on your legs are harmless, you're wrong. Those spots are a sign that your body is trying to tell you something, so pay close attention. Read on to discover what brown spots on your legs might mean…

This might sounds strange coming from a doctor, but Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing believes you could solve the mystery of whatever’s ailing you by looking at your body.

“You can uncover clues for conquering illness and disease. And by the end of your quest, you will have found the true path toward optimum health,” says Wright.

He adds “there are warning signs written all over your body that point directly to a larger problem with your health. But all too often, you shrug off changes to your skin and other parts of your body as a natural part of growing older.”

This stops today, starting with those brown spots on your legs.

What brown spots on your legs might mean

According to Caring.com, the fronts of your legs along the shins tend to bang and bump into things a lot.

If you have diabetes, the damage to the capillaries and small blood vessels that are characteristic of the disease will cause them to leak when traumatised and this leads to brown discoloration known as diabetic dermopathy.

The website recommends you lookout for these diabetes clues.

The brownish patches may also be rough, almost scaly (although they don't open up), and tend to form ovals or circles and they don't hurt.

Another common skin change diabetics need to look out for are unhealed sores on the foot.

“Diabetics lose the perception of pain, temperature, and touch on their feet, making them unlikely to notice common foot blisters -- which then go untreated and may become infected,” says Caring.com.

Is there anything you can do about brown spots on your legs?

According to Caring.com, there’s no health danger from diabetic dermopathy, and no need for treatment.

BUT if you haven’t been diagnosed with diabetes and have these signs, it's worth checking for other signs of diabetes, such as thirst, excessive urination, tiredness, or blurry vision.

To be on the safe side, it’s advisable you see your doctor so he can rule out the possibility of diabetes.

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