What Causes Age Spots?
Age spots can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose age spots, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "age spots" as a symptom. For example, DMAE need.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
depression with some fatigue
inability to recover from alcoholism
depression with anxiety
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of age spots.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Symptoms Of Aging
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about age spots / liver spots:
Do you have 'age spots' on your skin? Also known as 'liver spots', these are flat brown areas of skin, similar to freckles but larger.
→ No / don't know
→ One or two
→ Fewer than 10
→ 10 or more, but no increase during recent years
→ 10 or more and increasing
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate age spots, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as DMAE Requirement
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