(HealthDay News) -- Skin problems are common among the elderly. Some are considered a normal part of aging, while others may indicate an underlying health problem.

The ADAM Encyclopedia says the following medical conditions could spur changes in an elderly person's skin:

  • Having arteriosclerosis or another disease of the blood vessels.
  • Being diabetic.
  • Having heart disease or liver disease.
  • Being malnourished.
  • Being obese.
  • Having a reaction to medication.
  • Being under stress.