White Freckles

White freckles, also known as hypopigmented macules or white spots, are a skin condition characterized by the presence of small, pale areas on the skin. These spots are usually lighter than the surrounding skin and can vary in size and shape. While white freckles are generally harmless, they can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition or skin condition.

One common cause of white freckles is a condition called vitiligo. Vitiligo is a chronic skin disorder that results in the loss of pigment-producing cells in the skin. This loss of pigmentation leads to the development of white patches or spots on the skin. Vitiligo can affect people of all ages and ethnicities, and its exact cause is unknown.

Another possible cause of white freckles is a fungal infection called tinea versicolor. This infection is caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the skin, which leads to the development of discolored patches. These patches can be white, pink, or brown in color, and they may become more noticeable when the skin is exposed to sunlight or after sweating.

In some cases, white freckles may be a sign of a genetic condition known as piebaldism. This condition is characterized by the presence of white patches of skin, hair, and, in some cases, the eyes. Piebaldism is caused by a mutation in a specific gene that affects the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin, hair, and eye color.

See also  Pooping Yellow Mucus

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Family MedicineIn 2024 our team of doctors and nurses provide a comprehensive range of family planning services. Our doctors have expertise in antenatal care, preconception planning, and STD checks. Contraceptive advice including Mirena and Implanon insertion is available.

  • Early detection of illness;
  • Family planning;
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyle;
  • Skin cancer checks;
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    Women's HealthOur practice is dedicated to treating a wide spectrum of women’s health concerns. We offer pre-natal, antenatal and postnatal care, contraceptive options, pap screening, and preventative health care advice. We provide assistance, advice and support through all stages of life, recognising the many issues many women may face from adolescence through to the peri and post-menopausal period.

    • Cervical Screening tests;
    • Reproductive health. Including Mirena and Implanon insertion;
    • Shared antenatal care.

    Men's Health

    Men's HealthWe encourage men to present routinely to their GP to discuss all aspects of their health. We provide comprehensive advice and support for men to address the prevention and management of various health conditions. This may include assessments for cardiovascular risk, diabetes, cancer prevention, mental health assessments, STD screening, sports injuries and the importance of sleep as it relates to other areas of health.

    • Preventative Healthcare. Including cardiovascular screening, mental health and cancer checks;
    • Prostate examination.
Alex Koliada, PhD

Alex Koliada, PhD

Alex Koliada, PhD, is a well-known doctor. He is famous for his studies of ageing, genetics and other medical conditions. He works at the Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics NAS of Ukraine. His scientific researches are printed by the most reputable international magazines. Some of his works are: Differences in the gut Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio across age groups in healthy Ukrainian population [BiomedCentral.com]; Mating status affects Drosophila lifespan, metabolism and antioxidant system [Science Direct]; Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum Increases Lifespan, Stress Resistance, and Metabolism by Affecting Free Radical Processes in Drosophila [Frontiersin].
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