Redness of the face is a natural reaction of the body to extreme emotional states such as embarrassment, anger, anxiety and stress. But facial redness should not always be taken lightly because sometimes it can be a sign of a serious illness, especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms. Also, the use of certain drugs, such as those prescribed to patients with high cholesterol, can be the cause of facial redness.
And according to doctors, facial redness occurs when blood flow increases to specific parts such as the cheeks. This causes the blood vessels to dilate and as a result, the facial skin becomes red and sometimes warm.
In some cases, facial redness is associated with increased sweating and blood pressure.
In most cases, this condition does not require medical intervention, especially if the reason is intense emotional state, consumption of spicy foods, consumption of alcoholic beverages and exposure to high temperature.
What is the best way to manage or prevent facial redness?
Avoid anything that irritates it, including spicy foods such as pepper. If your face turns red when exposed to high temperatures, it is better to stay in a cool place.
Try to control your emotional states such as embarrassment, anger, stress or anxiety. If you have reddened face after taking medicine to reduce cholesterol or other discomfort, it is better to inform your doctor about this issue.
But the discomforts that cause redness of the face:
The end of menstruation is associated with different symptoms, including facial redness, hot flashes, mood changes, and decreased libido.
The characteristic of this state is the enlargement of the blood vessels and as a result the cheeks and nose become red.
When the thyroid gland produces too many hormones, symptoms such as facial redness, irregular heartbeat, excessive fatigue, and unwanted weight loss occur.
* Autonomic dysreflux disease or AD:
This condition includes excessive stimulation of the nervous system with external stimuli, which causes symptoms such as increased blood pressure and skin redness.
* Cluster headaches:
Unlike regular headaches, cluster headaches appear in clusters or cycles and cause severe pain.
* kidney infection :
Kidney infection can cause several symptoms such as skin redness, extreme fatigue, painful urination, presence of blood or infection in the urine, and pain in the abdomen, back, or groin.
This deadly disease, which is similar to influenza, is spread by mosquitoes, and some of its symptoms include fever, jaundice, headache, joint and muscle pain, loss of appetite, and facial redness.
Source: “Newsweek” website