Adult acne can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very minor' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose adult acne, we could:
|Polycystic Ovary Syndrome||12%||Unlikely|
|Stomach Acid Deficiency||3%||Ruled out|
|Vitamin K Need||1%||Ruled out|
|Need For Dietary Improvement||0%||Ruled out|
Have you had Adult Acne?
Possible responses:→ Never had it / not applicable / don't know
→ Probably had it/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Among women with resistant acne (acne not responding to conventional treatments), PCOS is very common.
Bowel toxins from poor digestion or a prolonged transit time may contribute to acne.