I used to have a lot of skin tags. They are really not harmful, but I found them annoying. I had dozens of skin tags. They were:
- On my neck
- In my underarms
- In my groin area
Although not harmful, they bothered me. I had them for years, probably more than 30 years, although fewer in number until later years.
You can have skin tags removed, or you can even remove them yourself with some fairly simple procedures that you can do. I never tried to remove them, though.
Back in March of this year, 2017, when I did my first 10 day fast, although I did not realize it at first, nearly all of my skin tags went away. I only realized it a few days after the fast, when my wife asked me about it. When I looked, sure enough, they were almost all gone.
I say almost gone, because even to this day, I still have one skin tag remaining. I am not completely certain why that one remains, but I suspect that it is because that skin tag is right next to a scar on my leg, a scar that I got during my heart bypass surgery last year. They surgically opened both of my legs to harvest appropriate veins to use for replacing my arteries at my heart. I can’t say for sure, but I think the very close proximity to the harvest site is why the tag has remained, but that is just a layman’s theory.
What causes skin tags?
This is something I discovered only a few days ago.
While the real cause of skin tags is still uncertain, latest medical research is indicating that the possible (probable?) cause of skin tags is – Insulin Resistance!
Insulin Resistance is what causes/happens when you have Type 2 Diabetes. Since skin tags are far more common in obese people, it would make sense that it could be related to something like Insulin Resistance.
I saw this being discussed on a Facebook group about fasting, and did a little research and found a fair amount of information on the Internet concerning Insulin Resistance causing a large percentage of skin tags.
Another reason why the theory makes a lot of sense is because, at least in my case, I had a lot of skin tags before and I also had Type 2 Diabetes. When I started fasting, and particularly when I did my first 10 day fast, my Insulin Resistance was reversed, my Type 2 Diabetes went away, and what do you know, my skin tags disappeared as well!
Anyway, I thought this information was very interesting when I came upon it. It might be a warning sign for people who don’t know they have diabetes or insulin resistance. If you start getting skin tags, it might be time to go have your blood sugar and insulin levels checked!