I am a 32 year old male and I have painful acne all over my back


Q: I am a 32 year old male and I have painful acne all over my back. The acne was never this bad as a teenager. What is causing this? How can I treat it?

A: Acne is often a sign of hormonal imbalance. Because this balance rest largely with the adrenal gland, many who have weak adrenals will find the incidence of acne increasing. In men, the back is quite common in addition to the face. In women, acne usually is on the face and tends to get worse during menses. Acne can also be a sign of internal detoxification process.