Hello lovely people,
When I previously posted about weight gain with Hypothyroidism Mucin was mentioned along with this link:
So, from what I understand an accumulation of Mucin in the skin and other tissues is known as Myxedema (confusingly, sometimes Hypothyroidism itself is known as Myxedema). I had a look at the image of Myxedema on Wikipedia, and a couple more I found but they didn't look much like me. I don't have puffy eyes or noticeably swollen bits anywhere.
However, I came across something that said that if you couldn't pinch the skin it was due to mucin accumulation. Now, I can't pinch any skin on the outer upper part of my arm, or anywhere on my legs, but I just thought this was due to there being a lot of fat in these areas ( I am about 5 stone overweight).
Is there any truth to the skin pinching thing? Or can I just not pinch the skin due to having a lot of excess fat on my body?
I know either way I have a lot of weight to lose that has nothing to do with mucin, but I'm just curious about it.
Thanks for reading