What Everybody Should Know About Cherry Angioma & Estrogen and Their Treatment!

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You wake up this morning, looking in the mirror and you notice some distributing, strange marks, bumps on your body, and freak you out and yourself what are these things?  Are these red spots are normal? You started to diagnose yourself and you start to panic! I want you to calm down and don’t worry at all about these red spots.

These red spots are known as,

Cherry angioma, which is a common skin condition. And the good news is that this skin condition has a treatment.

In this context, we will provide you with what are cherry angioma, and the reasons that lead to its appearance. Moreover, we will also give you the best treatments and remedies that will help you to get rid of these red spots… You just have to keep scrolling down and keep reading…

Cherry Angioma!

Cherry Angioma is skin growth made up of small blood vessels or capillaries.

It is a benign (non- cancerous) tumor, that results from an overgrowth of blood capillaries and abnormal proliferation of skin cells and when the blood vessels break, the bright red color of cherry angioma is the result. However, it usually does not cause any pain or even health problem.

Moreover, there are two common forms of angioma, which are cherry angioma and spider angioma…Spider angiomas!

What is the difference between cherry angiomas and spider angiomas?

Definitely, Yes.

Cherry angioma as mentioned before it is a benign growth of the blood vessels and happens by aging.

Spider angioma is small lesions with a centered- red spot. There are reddish vessel extensions that reach out of the center. The web-like vessel can be blue, red or purple in color.

What does Cherry Angioma look like?

They are strawberry colored raised dots on the skin, they appear round or oval bright red spots distributed on the skin.

They may have different colors beside the bright red as purple, blue or even black. In some cases, they are small or even tiny as a pinhead and in other cases; they commonly grow into few millimeters.

 Where can you find them?

Most people from the cherry angiomas on the abdomen, trunk neck, shoulders, chest, and scalp also in arms, especially to the older age.

It is declared that the position of the angioma is helpful in determining what the problem is!

Therefore, if you find the red spot on the chest or abdomen you have to check liver problem, if you notice the cherry angioma (strawberry dots) on the tongue, it is a sign of estrogen dominance.

Is it common to the younger age?

Actually, yes.

It is rare for children to have cherry angiomas but there is a link between cherry angiomas and age.

Based on studies, it has been found that “They often appear when the individual reaches the age of 30 and seem to increase in number and size with age. There is a study noted that over 75% of people that over 70 years old have them. Nobody knows why they increase by aging.”

What is the relationship between estrogen and cherry angioma?

Sometimes cherry angiomas are created when estrogen attacks the peripheral blood vessels and causes an aneurysm. Therefore, it is suggested that hormone may be the major factor that leads to the formation of cherry angioma.

What causes excess estrogen?

Excess estrogen is related with the reproductive organs as prostate or testicular issues in men and ovaries cysts, breast tumors, uterine fibroids, etc. in women. If there are over 10 to 15 large cherry angiomas, it can signal prostate cancer risk in men and breast cancer risk in women.

Excess estrogen has also compromised the liver, so sometimes the angioma in the abdomen can signify liver problems and estrogen-related disease.

So, how should I manage the excess estrogen?

  • Only eat organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Add fiber to your diet.
  • Do not use plastic tableware or dishes especially to the children.
  • Make sure that your baby is drinking milk from a baby bottle that is free BPA.
  • Do not refill the plastic water bottle.
  • When it possible, try to eat hormone-free beef and chicken from your grocery.

Unfortunately,

We do not know exactly what the cause of cherry angioma is; they have been associated with estrogen excess and bromide toxicity and vitamin deficiency leading to weakening the blood vessels.

Are there other reasons for cherry angioma?

Although many researchers declare the exact cause for the appearance of these red spots, there are some as:

  • Genetic factor

As some experts believe that the cause is unknown, but it may tend to genetic factors as it plays a role in the development of cherry angioma which means if someone has a family history of related this skin condition, that person is more likely to form cherry angiomas.

  • Exposure to chemicals and toxins

There is a research link between cherry angiomas and bromide. In which mysterious red spots appear on the researchers’ body after working with metals or products contain the element bromide.

  • Pregnancy

  • Some medical conditions

  • Climate and sun exposure

  • Liver dysfunction, liver transplant

When to seek to the doctor?

The appearance of cherry angioma is not concerning as they are always harmless. If you notice a sudden change in the appearance of red mole looks, so you have to see the doctor as:

  • If the diameter’s moles are greater than one centimeter, you may have a problem.
  • If the mole is growing or has changed in its color.
  • Moles are normally symmetrical in shape, you should be aware if one is oddly arranged.

Moreover, it is recommended to visit the doctor if you notice that the angioma starts to bleed, as this could be a sign of underlying problems or even change in the appearance.

How are cherry angiomas treated?

Majority of patients leave it untreated as these spots do not pain them and avoid any type of surgery. But some patients choose to have angioma removed. So how they are removed???

  • Excision

How does it work?

This method includes shaving or cutting the lesion of the skin. Shave excision is an alternative to those who fear from the surgery.

Is it painful?

As the doctor will apply a local anesthetic first to minimize the pain. There is always some pain after the procedure.

Is there any kind of side effects?

Sometimes the excision leaves some scars.

  • Electrodesiccation

How does it work?

This surgical method depends on the mechanism of burning of the skin growths by an electric needle to destroy the blood vessels and scrape the angioma off. It is commonly used in benign tumors as cherry angiomas, pre-cancers.

Is it painful?

The doctor will apply a local anesthetic to minimize the pain. Like the excision, it leaves at first some pain after the procedure.

Is there any kind of side effects?

Electrodesiccation usually leaves small, white scar.

  • Cryosurgery

How does it work?

This method depends on freezing the angioma with liquid nitrogen. In which the extreme cold will destroy it.

Should I worry about it?

This method considers being an easy surgery and quick. You often need one treatment session for cryosurgery to work. The wound does not need much care afterward.

  • Laser surgery

How does it work?

This type of surgery works by directing high heat right into the angioma by using pulsed dye laser (PDL).

How many sessions do I need?

You may need between one to three treatment, but each session is very quick and doesn’t take time.

Is it painful?

It may cause slight bruising, which can last up to 10 days.

Hint: if you remove the angioma with one of these methods, scarring is uncommon but it possible.

Top seven home remedies: that will help you get rid of cherry angioma

Indeed, home remedies are another active way to overcome cherry angioma, however; it may take a little time in order to notice its results.

Therefore, we will provide you with the best home remedies that will certainly help you get rid of the problem; this is based on many people reviews.

Let us explore,

  • Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has been used for centuries trusted to improve many skin irritations, discoloration, and signs of inflammation.

Why tea tree oil?

Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties used to cure the skin conditions, so it is used to reduce the discomfort on the skin caused by cherry angioma. It is even safe for those who have sensitive skin.

How to apply?

Combine tea tree oil with olive oil for the best results.

Dip a cotton ball into this mixture, and then apply it directly on the cherry angioma.

How often?

You can apply it to two or three times per day to inhibit the formation of these spots.

  • Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is known as one of the best home remedies that treat and remove some of the skin diseases including cherry angioma.

Why apple cider?

As apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial properties, it also has acetic acid which is the active ingredient which benefits the skin in cleansing, toner and prevents the formation of acne.

How to apply?

Dip a cotton ball into apple cider vinegar, then apply it to the angioma and leave for 15-30 minutes

How often?

For delightful outcome, you should repeat it daily for several weeks

  • Sour apple juice:

Why apple juice?

Sour apple juice has also acid effects that help to remove the cherry angiomas as apple cider vinegar.

How to apply?

You apply the sour apple juice directly to the affected area and leave at least an hour.

How often?

You can apply it twice per day for the best results. After 4 weeks you will notice significant improvements

  • Pineapple juice

Some people ask can the pineapple reduce the cherry angioma?

Actually, yes. In which fresh pineapple has citric acid and enzymes, which deals with certain skin conditions including acne and blackheads. Also, it helps in treating the cherry angioma from growing and lightens the spots

How to apply?

Dip a cotton ball in some fresh pineapple. Then apply it directly to the angioma (spots) before sleeping then leave it overnight and wash it with warm water.

How often?

Apply it daily to notice the difference.

  • Castor oil

How to apply?

Dip a piece of cotton in castor oil; apply it to the affected area.

Remove it before you go to bed.

How often?

Repeat it daily to notice the best results.

  • Yuk onion juice

Why yuk onion juice?

Yuk onion juice is one of the cheapest suggestions to remove the cherry angioma. It has acid and chemicals that support the healing of many skin conditions including cherry angioma.

How to apply?

Dip a piece of cotton ball in the Yuk onion juice, and then apply it to the spots then leave it on angioma for 30 minutes.

Also for better results, you can mix apple cider vinegar with Yuk onion juice and apply it to the mixture.

How often?

Repeat it 2-3 times a day for better results.

Note: Onion is a powerful superfood that is incredibly essential in your diet. Many nutritionists recommend liver and onions for people who are looking for healthy skin.

Final thought,

Anti-aging food the lack of vitamins (anti-aging food) increases the presence of the cherry angiomas. It is said that the diet supplemented with anti-aging food not only makes us looks younger, it also slows the aging process and improve the liver function, to improve the quality of the skin.

Therefore, you should eat food as fruits, nuts, grains, and vegetables to prevent the appearance of cherry angioma.

In the bottom line,

we hope that we provided you with all the information that is related to the cherry angioma and as we mentioned before that cherry angioma is normal skin condition so you don’t have to panic and worry at all and we gave you the best and trusted home remedies that based on many reviews of people who had suffered from cherry angioma. Feel free to read more about exclusive skin care tips here

Hajar Nagdy
About the author

Hajar is a writer-at-large for all in the name of healthy living. She's also a microbiologist and lecturer. In her free time, she can be found reading self-help books, travelling across Europe, or running a charity campaign.

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