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    16 July 2015

    In this month's newsletter Dr Gwen Evans discusses warts, we celebrate our 10 year anniversary and spoil our clients with fantastic product house promotions.

    Below is Dr Gwen's editors notes...

    There is a wildly popular reality-TV show called “Embarrassing Bodies” which involves a very good-looking host consulting with patients on their particularly embarrassing conditions.

    Some of the conditions certainly are strange and not made for general conversation, others are actually quite commonplace. This always leaves one wondering why the patient suffered so long in silence when their problems could so easily have been solved?

    All of us, no matter who we are, have some part of ourselves we find a little bit embarrassing. This month, let us examine some common “embarrassing” issues that can be treated at Skin, Body and Health Renewal:

    • Warts are a small rough growth resembling a cauliflower or a solid blister, typically found on the hands and feet and caused by the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and not by touching frogs as legend has it.
    • Skin Tags are fleshy projections that form on the skin from friction in moist areas such as the neck, armpit and groin. Studies show that they may serve as a maker for underlying metabolic impairment and for those at a greater risk of type 2 diabetes.
    • Toe/Finger Nail Fungus is the most common disease of the nail affecting about 10% of the population. Nails become thickened, discoloured and brittle. Wearing shoes that hinder ventilation, poor infection control at nail salons and diabetes are risk factors.
    • DPN’s (think Morgan Freeman spots) affect up to 35% of darker skin types and present as clusters of multiple small brown papules commonly found on the face and neck.

    Let us at Skin, Body and Health Renewal treat those conditions that make you think twice about leaving the house without a scarf around your neck or pulling on a cardigan to cover your arms. Treat yourself and wear open sandals this Summer!

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