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Conditions - Skin - Acne

Patrick Massey MD, PhD  ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy, Elk Grove Village Il and serving the Chicago area
Acne vulgaris (cystic acne) is common and characterized by red, scaly skin, nodules, pimples and blackheads. Acne is most common during adolescence but can continue into adulthood.
Hormones such as testosterone and estrogen can have a profound effect on acne. 

Hormone –related medical conditions like Cushing's syndrome and polycystic ovaries can make acne worse. 

There is also a genetic component. 

Stress can make acne worse…but then stress also affects a number of different hormones.  Teenagers today are under increased stress.

Diet definitely affects the severity of acne…especially milk and a diet that is high in sugar and starch.
Some dietary supplements and herbs can be effective in treating acne.  Stress reducing therapies can also help.  Dietary changes may have the greatest effect in the short term and long term.
Let us help you…call (847) 923-0046 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Massey

I was one of the many people suffering with back pain plus a herniated disc. The pain was so bad that I could not walk very far or sit for too long. Through "word of mouth" I heard of Dr. Patrick Massey. So I had my daughter make an appointment with the doctor....he recommended some exercises that were tailored for my body (and condition). I highly recommend Dr. Patrick Massey for back pain. Go and see him. What can you lose , only your back pain.

- Kathryn Ryan
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