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extra skin.... like a shar pei( the wrinkly dog)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 31, 2012
  • 04:42 AM

let me start by saying i am an active healthy 22 year old female, i have never been over weight( 115lbs and 5' 6"). i am extremely careful about my nutrition and hygiene( i moisturize and cleanse daily) yet for some reason(gradually getting worse since my early teens) my skin does not seem to want to stay on my body lol... my skin looks as if i'd at one point been 600 pounds.... but i've never been over a 20% bmi(obviously no children as well) i have sagging wrinkles across my stomach and skin gathers at my knees(making my knees the widest parts of my legs) it used to not be so bad but it's incredibly noticeable now. people often mistake me for being in my late 30's because my cheeks, eyes, and forehead sag so much.... and i'm only 22 i'm starting to really worry that if this goes on i'll look like i'm 80 before i turn 30..... no one else in my family has this problem they all look really young and many are/were models. which leads me to one possible reason why i'm like this, i was malnourished as a young child and didn't grow(everyone else in my family is over 6' tall) could it just be that my skin didn't get the memo to stop growing? i also have quite a few autoimmune disorders.... but i don't believe that has ever been known to cause skin laxity. the only things i know to cause this are genetic disorders that i definitely don't have(the symptoms don't match at all) i should also say i have very pale skin which was the only reason a doctor has ever given me for it and personally i think he was a moron millions of young adults have pale skin and their skin doesn't all gather over their pelvic bone and knees..... if anyone has encountered anything like this before please let me know.

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  • Go to www.selfhealthsystems.com and read about Dr. Norm Shealy. E-mail him and tell him your syptoms. It's worth trying. My heart goes out to you.
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