Newport Beach CA dermatologist spots skin irregularities, which can point to underlying health problems

From eczema to wrinkles, and cancers to acne scars, your trusted dermatologist in Newport Beach CA, Dr. Arta Farshidi, has the preventive and therapeutic knowledge and tools to address these and numerous other conditions, to help you look and feel your best.

Healthy skin, healthy body

Skin health may not appear to have implications for the rest of your body but dermatologists see every day how localized infections and diseases of the skin can affect whole-body health.

Your partners in health

As your body’s largest organ, the skin plays many different roles. It retains fluids to prevent dehydration. It’s the first line of defense against disease-causing microbes. It helps to protect and cushion your internal organs, bones, and muscles. The skin regulates body temperature. It even interacts with sunlight in a good way to stimulate the Vitamin D so vital to bone and cellular growth, and to neuromuscular and immune function.

Since dermatologists are trained to spot problems with the skin, hair, and nails, and since the skin is such a good indicator of what’s going on with the rest of your body, Dr. Farshidi is often the first line of defense when it comes to identifying threats to your overall health. For example:

  • A rash may be “just a rash.” Yet, if it is accompanied by flu-like symptoms and doesn’t respond to steroids or anti-fungal medication, it could be symptomatic of a hepatitis C infection.
  • Ragged cuticles and scaly bumps on the knuckles may be more than a bothersome cosmetic problem; dermatomyositis is an inflammatory muscular disease that is associated with many cancers, especially ovarian cancer.

Don’t wait for problems to arise or become worse. Now is a good time to begin a schedule of regular dermatology visits. Call (949) 531-7111to make an appointment today. We welcome new patients.

 

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