If you suddenly found a confusing red dot on your skin, put your mind at ease. An angioma is a small benign tumor that consists of blood vessels. The most common kind of angioma is the cherry angioma, also known as Campbell De Morgan spots or senile angioma. They are cherry red papules on the skin containing an abnormal proliferation of blood vessels.
The two major reasons for developing angioma are:
1. Age – Many people get angiomas at the age of 30 or more. As a rule, in this case it looks like a small convex cherry mole and is mainly situated on the arms, legs or chest and shoulders. Such angiomas are caused by simple age changes of skin and blood vessels;
2. Health problems or the wrong lifestyle – If the angioma looks like a spot and begins vascular branching, it may indicate problems with the liver, vascular diseases, or a hormonal failure.
What to do about it?
While angiomas are not a cause for concern, you should watch them regularly to see if there is a change in them. If you suddenly notice that a familiar red mole unexpectedly changes size, shape, or has started bleeding, you’d better consult a doctor as soon as possible. Furthermore, just to be on the safe side, you should mention them at your next scheduled doctor’s appointment.
The best angioma prevention is a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. Drink juices and plenty of water, eat fresh vegetables, and don’t forget about healthy fats such as avocados and olive oil. These simple rules will help you keep your skin clean and young, and your body healthy. If you already have angiomas and want to remove them, it’s a routine visit to the dermatologist. Your dermatologist can “burn” them with safe electric current. However, don’t try to burn an undiagnosed angioma on your own – you can cause further complications.