Skin changes during pregnancy

There are many metabolic, hormonal and immune system differences that can cause skin changes during pregnancy. Some of the changes that occur are considered normal, that is physiological, and are observed in the vast majority of pregnant women. Some changes continue after pregnancy and cause serious visual problems that will affect the person.

Depending on the changes in the immune system, the responses of the skin to environmental stimuli change. Accordingly, there are skin diseases specific to pregnancy period only. These diseases regress to a great extent with the end of the pregnancy process. In addition, the course of some skin diseases that are already present in the person may change during this period. This change can be in the form of remission or exacerbation.

Skin changes that occur during pregnancy and are considered physiological are as follows;

– Pigment/color changes: Melasma in the face area (pregnancy mask), darkening in the armpits, genital area, nipples and midline of the navel

– Hair and hair changes: Thickening and lively appearance of the hair during pregnancy, hair loss after pregnancy; increase in body hair

– Nail changes:color changes, increase in growth rate, easy breakage, separation from the nail bed, thickening of the nail bed

– Soft tissue changes:crack formation on the belly, hips, arms, legs and breasts

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– Vascular changes;increase in vascular cracks, predisposition to varicose-hemorrhoid formation

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