Encyclopedia Symptoms / / August 12, 2017
pallor - is an abnormal loss of color of skin or mucous membranes.If
pale skin is not accompanied by pale lips, tongue, palms of the hands, the inside of the mouth and eye irritation, - then it is probably not a serious disease, and it does not require treatment.
General paleness affects the entire body.It is more often seen on the face, mucous membranes of the eyes, the inside of the mouth and nails.The pallor usually affects one of the limbs.Pale
easily diagnosed, since it varies depending on the person's skin color and the thickness and number of blood vessels in the tissue under the skin.Sometimes pale - it's just lightening the skin color.Paleness may be difficult to detect in a dark-skinned man (it is found only in his eyes, and inside the mouth).
pallor may be the result of reduced blood supply to the skin.It can also be associated with a decrease in the number of red blood cells (anemia).Pale skin - this is not the same as loss of skin pigment.Pallor is associated wit
pallor may be caused by factors such as:
- light skin by nature;
- lack of exposure to the sun (although it is better to be pale than tanned);
- anemia (blood loss due to a poor diet or some underlying disease);
- shock, stress;
- frostbite on the skin, in any organ;
- low blood sugar;
- Chronic diseases including infection and cancer.
Diagnosis and treatment of pallor
encourage the patient to call a doctor or emergency medical care if he suddenly develops a general pallor.Emergency measures may be needed to maintain normal blood circulation.
also recommend that the patient see a doctor if paleness is accompanied by shortness of breath, blood in the stool, or other unexplained symptoms.
doctor will have to examine the patient and can ask him about the history of the disease and symptoms include:
- whether he paleness develop suddenly, suddenly;
- whether pallor develops after a traumatic event reminders;
- the patient was pale all over the body - or only in one part of the body;if one, where;
- which still have symptoms in the patient, for example, pain, shortness of breath, blood in the stool or vomiting blood;
- pale if the patient: the hands, feet, and if the pulse is felt in these areas.
diagnostic studies, which your doctor may prescribe:
- arteriography (a kind of hagiographical studies) of extremities;
- complete blood count;
- a differential blood count.If
pale skin is not associated with serious diseases, it is very useful to follow some simple advice on a daily basis:
- Balanced nutrition, including a diet adequate koltchestvo proteins, fats and carbohydrates as well as vitamins and minerals.Eat red vegetables, fruits and berries (pomegranate, red apples, tomatoes, currants, carrots, etc.), nuts;
- every day to be outdoors;
- Avoid hypothermia, keep feet and hands warm;
- If possible, minimize stress and tension;
- Plan and implement physical activity, walking, cycling, etc.