Skin Conditions in Geriatrics

As people age, their chances of developing skin-related disorders increase. Two types of skin aging exist, which may be divided into intrinsic aging, which includes those changes that are due to normal maturity and occur in all individuals, and extrinsic aging, produced by extrinsic factors such as ultraviolet light exposure, smoking, and environmental pollutants. Decreased mobility, drug-induced disorders, and increased incidences of many chronic diseases are among the reasons elderly individuals are at heightened risk for skin diseases. In an article by Robert Norman, causes and signs of common skin conditions in the geriatric society are highlighted. You can check out the full article here >>


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