What is acrocyanosis? Symptoms and treatment

The acrocyanosis consists of a vascular disease, originally very uncommon, which mainly affects the hands and legs, although it can also extend to other areas: such as the forearms.

It usually appears mostly in women, from 20 years of age (although there is also evidence of cases that have appeared during puberty).

Although you can experience improvement at certain times, the truth is that the disease in most cases is chronic.

What causes acrocyanosis?

It arises as a result of the oxygen tends to arrive with some difficulty to the different affected parts of the body (which we already named in the previous lines), because of the constriction of blood vessels, which ultimately translates to blood circulating with difficulty.

What are your symptoms?

Although acrocyanosis is a chronic disease that does not cause pain (that is, it is a painless disorder), the extremities can turn a blue-violaceous color that can affect the person psychologically, due to the rejection that the patient feels towards them. affected parties.

Is there treatment for acrocyanosis?

At the moment there is no medical treatment specifically indicated for this disease, so that the treatment itself is based solely on helping the person improve their health habits.

For example, it is advisable to keep warm during the coldest seasons of the year, as well as avoid cold and cold water.

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"Cyanotic Congenital Cardiac Defects: Diagnosis & Treatment," by Tom Kulik, MD, for OPENPediatrics (December 2021)