Reproduced with permission from Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi. Thank you Dr Chi for sharing your invaluable information!

Based on generations of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is well know that the body will provide multiple signs to suggest potential challenges that are likely to arise. Using these life saving tools, you can potentially learn about deeper bodily imbalances and use this information to follow a preventive program to assist your body in finding it’s ultimate state of balance. It is much easier to address these challenges earlier in the game rather than waiting until you have been conventionally diagnosed and left with little if any answers. Today we’ll look at cherry angiomas and the potential signs exposed for you.

Cherry Angiomas on the Chest/Abdomen: Estrogen Dominance/Liver Problem

When you see cherry angiomas (or shiny red-colored dots), consider it an early warning sign of estrogen dominance, especially if there are strawberry dots on the tongue as well. The location of the cherry angiomas is helpful in determining what may be the problem.

If the cherry angiomas are found on the abdomen (Figure 3), or the chest, check for a liver problem. A blood test to check the liver enzymes, ALT and AST, should be able to tell you. If the AST/ALT ratio is under 0.8 then a liver problem should be suspected.

If there is no liver problem, then the problem may be estrogen dominance. In men, estrogen-dominant conditions include prostate or testicular problems. In women, it can include breast cysts/tumors, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, etc. Excess estrogen can also compromise the liver, so sometimes cherry angiomas on the abdomen can signify both liver problems and estrogen-related disease.

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If the cherry angiomas are accompanied by lunulae (half moon) only on the thumb, there may be increased risk for breast, prostate, ovarian, and endometrial cancer.
Cherry Angiomas on the Forehead: Stroke/Aneurysm Risk

Cherry angiomas on the forehead or hairline (see Figure 1) can indicate a stroke or aneurysm risk. Again, this is also tied to hormones, particularly estrogen. These angiomas on the head signify estrogen attacking the brain artery, which has estrogen receptors. Estrogen has also been shown to increase the risk of blood clots, which can cause a stroke. Many studies have determined that excess estrogen (and low testosterone in men) doubled the risk for stroke and increased the risk for heart attacks, atherosclerosis and blood clots.If you have cherry angiomas on the forehead, check your C-Reactive Protein (CRP) level. A CRP higher than 3.0 typically signifies inflammation and a risk for cardiovascular disease.Understanding this information provided from your body can assist you in understanding your next steps in your health journey. This can lead you to looking at further testing, working with a qualified natural health practitioner to address these challenges and most importantly, turn this around while you are still maintaining a level of health to work through this with ease. As example, wouldn’t you rather know that you have a risk factor for stroke and address this in a preventive fashion, or wait until you have a stroke and make the low percentage transition into a full recovery? If you are a following Depke Wellness, I already know your answer, you recognize prevention as the key.
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