describes two different subtypes of angioedema: autoimmune
angioedema and stress angioedema. For better understanding,
let me divide this article into two sections: first one describing
autoimmune whereas the second one about stress angioedema.
Autoimmune angioedema is a skin problem
found in patients that develop angioedema in response to an autoimmune
trigger, i.e. certain antibodies. Mast cells are widespread in the skin
and contain certain fluids. They basically act as a defensive mechanism
in our bodies against the disorders. When they are disturbed by an
autoimmune trigger or an allergen, they release fluid called histamine
into the skin which causes swelling or angioedema. The swelling usually
occurs on the face i.e. near eyes and lips that is why it is sometimes
referred to as
Certain drugs i.e. antihistamines can be ingested by the patient to
counter the effects of release of histamine by the mast cells. The
patient should avoid allergens and triggers that may result in an autoimmune
angioedema. However, if you have already developed it, consulting a
qualified doctor is the best option.
Stress angioedema is caused by sudden
stress or tension which may cause an increase in the body temperature
of the patient. If this is the case with you and you develop a sudden
swelling usually around lips and eyes or in some cases on tongue and
throat, it is time to find ways to relax and relieve tension or your
skin problems will aggravate. However, you should also consider certain
medical treatments as well for temporary relief e.g. antihistamines.
Sometimes people who are suffering from stress angioedema can
develop it even when they are calm and relaxed. It might sound weird
but there is a logical reason to this, and the reason is that emotional
stress can provoke certain long lasting immunological changes which may
continue even when you are not stressed out. In this case, you may get
angioedema even when you are not under stress.
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