If you suddenly found a confusing red dot on your skin, don't worry. The Bright Side team found out why they appear and how to prevent them from spreading.
An angioma is a small benign tumor that consists of blood vessels. There are 2 major reasons for its development:
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 body, arms, 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.
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. Angiomas are usually not a reason to rush to the hospital. Yet, to be on the safe side, it's better to mention them at your next scheduled appointment.
It's also a good idea to take care that angiomas don't appear in the future. The best 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