A “mole” (scientific name – melanocytic nevus) is a usually a pigmented fleck on the skin that occurs on various parts of the body. Every person has a mole in some part of their body. It might occur has a minute spot for some, while it may be raised and noticeable for others. In this article, we will discuss various causes of moles, natural remedies to get rid of them and will even shed light on available surgical procedures and medical advancements.
Skin Mole Causes
Some common known causes of moles are discussed below. Before considering anything else, you should be aware that there are many causes for a mole to appear on a person’s body. Most people have them on some or the other part of their body. But if there is an unusual occurrence of them, it may be a sign that you’re suffering from a mole related disease. Below we shall consider some prominent causes of moles and will further discuss their possible treatments.
Atypical Mole Syndrome This is a disorder of the skin that is characterized by a large number of tumors on the skin. These tumors take the shape of skin moles. On average, a person usually has below 20 skin moles on their whole body, while someone that suffers from atypical mole syndrome can have over a hundred. Unfortunately This can be a precursor for skin cancer.
Sun Exposure Moles form because of skin cells clinging to each rather than spreading across the skin. These moles may turn atypical owing to extreme exposure to the sun, since it can damage the DNA within the cell. Sun exposure usually affects people with fair skin owing to the fact that their skin is more sensitive as compared to people with a darker complexion. Their skin is damaged easily when exposed to the sun thereby triggering the formation of moles.
Hormonal Changes Aside from excessive exposure to the sun and atypical mole syndrome, another plausible cause of moles is hormonal changes.
It is quite common for the number of moles on your body to be affected by your body’s hormone level. It is quite common for the number mole lesions in your body to increase when the body is going through a natural hormonal alteration. Common causes of fluctuating hormone levels can be pregnancy, injury, stress, some medications, and others.
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Aside from excessive exposure to the sun and atypical mole syndrome, another plausible cause of moles is hormonal changes.
It is quite common for the number of moles on your body to be affected by your body’s hormone level. It is quite common for the number mole lesions in your body to increase when the body is going through a natural hormonal alteration.
Some of the quite common natural hormonal changes of the body include adolescence, menopause and pregnancy. Women are more prone to moles caused by hormonal changes, than men. This is because a woman goes through various stages in life wherein the hormones of her body are constantly changes. These changes trigger the formation of moles.
Women who take birth control pills are also likely to develop moles since these pills are known to cause hormonal changes.
Men and women entering the puberty stage also undergo multiple hormonal alterations within the body. During puberty, their body is flooded with hormones, which can at times be drastic and difficult for the body to cope with, thereby aiding the formation of moles.
When a woman enters the menopause stage of her life, the body reverts itself towards a state of infertility. The previously flooded female hormones now begin retracting, further creating a hormonal imbalance in the body which can again lead to the appearance of moles.
Moles form because of skin cells clinging to each rather than spreading across the skin. These moles may turn atypical owing to extreme exposure to the sun, since it can damage the DNA within the cell. Sun exposure usually affects people with fair skin owing to the fact that their skin is more sensitive as compared to people with a darker complexion. Their skin is damaged easily when exposed to the sun thereby triggering the formation of moles.
People with fair skin have to take extra precautions when venturing out in the sun, since their skin is unable to protect itself completely, which in turn causes more damage to it than it normally should. This does not mean that people dark skins are completely safe; however people with a fair skin are more prone to diseases caused by the sun.
If an individual spends a lot of time under the sun, without any precautions, there is a good chance that the UV rays from the sun begin accumulating within his or her skin. These might go unnoticed at first, but overtime affect the overall health of the person and aid in the formation of moles. These rays can easily penetrate light clothing and reach the skin surface causing moles and other skin related disorders. It is important for you to know that though melanoma is treatable, it can only be done if it is diagnosed and appropriately treated at a very early stage. Which, unfortunately, is not the case with most patients, since skin cancer can take several years to become prominent and as mentioned earlier, moles are just the fore-signs of a possibly impending melanoma.
Excessive moles on the body can also affect your overall self-esteem and come across as embarrassing when going out in public. Over the course of this article, we will discuss certain natural mole removal method and also inform you about the possible surgical advancements.
Atypical Mole Syndrome
Dysplastic nevus syndrome or, as it is sometimes called; atypical mole syndrome is a moderately common skin disorder, wherein the affected person suffers from an unusual number of tumors that resemble skin moles on their body. An average human has about 10 to 20 moles under normal circumstances, whereas people with Atypical Mole Syndrome can have as many as 100 or even more lesions on their body.
If a person is suffering from Atypical Mole Syndrome, at least few of his moles would be atypical in nature. They are larger than regular moles which means more than 5mm in diameter. They also and vary in sizes and coloring.
It is vital that such symptoms be taken in a serious manner, since such occurrences might be a sign of an onset of a cancerous disease. This is because people that suffer from Atypical Mole Syndrome are statistically at a much greater risk of developing skin-related cancer (malignant melanoma). It has been previously pointed out by physicians that Atypical Mole Syndrome might precede and be a warning sign for malignant melanoma. Unfortunately there is a huge possibility that the cancer may be malignant and therefore spread to other, distant areas of the body through circulation. Possible ways of metastasis it can take are the blood vessels or through lymphatic vessels.
Specific care has to be taken when similar symptoms appear on a child. If the infant has an unusual number of moles occurring on his body, it is vital that parents begin keeping a close watch for signs of malignant melanoma. Although it’s extremely rare for children to contract cancer of the skin, there have been known cases, and hence it’s not something to be