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|Never heard of this before! Oh! This doesn’t mean at all that you are ignorant. It is probably only because of the reason that this disease is so rare, people are seldom aware of it. Nevus is actually the nickname of “Blue Rubber Bleb Nevi”; W. Bean regarding its color, texture, and bladder-like appearance suggested this name.
Nevus is actually a disorder resulting in the abnormality of the blood vessels affecting the skin and gastro intestinal (GI) tract. Its first ever case was reported by G. Gascoyen in 1862. BRBN is congenital (something you are born with) and is usually associated with gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia.|
|BRBN is also known as Bean’s syndrome.|
|So far there is no known cause of BRBNS. Most of the cases that have been reported till now were sporadic. The disorder is not localized to a single chromosome or gene defect. The venous malformation in the intestine causes bleeding which could be either slow or brisk. In the case of slow bleeding, anemia could be prevented by iron supplements, whereas brisk bleeding requires surgery as a cure.|
|Since there isn’t any known cause of Nevus it is difficult to devise a risk factor scale for this condition.|
|Symptoms & Signs|
|Rubbery venous malformations are the major symptom of Nevus. They become apparent usually at the age of two and last till Death. These could be found on the skin from head to toe. Some internal organs like liver, spleen, lungs and the intestine have also been found to carry these venous malformations.|
|Following are the three manifestations to diagnose Nevus.
1. Blue rubbery, blood filled sacs with a smooth or wrinkled surface that could be compressed easily and are refilled promptly at the release of pressure.
- Cutaneous Manifestations: This is characteristic of skin lesions. These skin lesions usually look and feel like a rubber nipple. They vary from few to a hundred in number. These are basically divided into three categories regarding they way they appear:
2. Large cavernous lesions, which may compress vital structures.
3. Irregular, blue macules
The color and morphology of the lesions may vary. The earlier could vary from red, purple red to blue or black, while the later fluctuate from flat to elevated. Skin lesions usually do not bleed unless they are traumatized. These lesions are usually found on the upper limbs, trunk and perineum.
- Extracutaneous manifestations: these may occur anywhere from oral to anal mucosa, but in most of the cases small bowel is found to be its main target
- Orthopedic manifestations: Skeletal bowing, pathological fractures, bony overgrowth and articular derangement are included in the orthopedic manifestations of the Nevus. BRBNS has also been reported in the skull, central nervous system, thyroid, parotid, lungs, musculoskeletal system, kidney liver, spleen, vuvle, bladder etc.
|Sine Nevus is genetic, there is no way at all to prevent its strike.|
|There isn’t any known way to treat Nevus.|
|Primary Natural Supplements|
- STOP SMOKING is above all!
- Caffeine intake should indeed be limited.
- Take more and more fruits and vegetables.
- You should concentrate on lighter meals.
|Home Care Suggestions|
|As already mentioned, SAY NO TO SMOKING. Caffeine is also in the same family to some extent. A healthy routine is essential for anyone who wishes to lead a healthy life of no worries.|
|You have inherited it then it doesn’t mean that you should leave all hope to live. Instead this is the time when you should concentrate on a relaxed state of mind as well as body.|