Moles are, in essence, clusters of skin pigment cells which should be spread throughout the body. Instead of locating themselves across the skin itself they group together and form what we see as a mole. These are often harmless and may never cause you problems in the long run. When they begin to form too often you may feel there is a reason why they are continuously popping up and you might want to have a professional see to them just in case they are harmful to your health.
There are a variety of causes that could lead to moles appearing on the body and while some of these can be prevented at other times the causes are more complex and you may need to look at a range of probabilities that may be contributing to the problem.
At different phases of your life you may find that these moles appear more frequently than at other times. This could be due to different changes that often occur in the body at its various stages in life. At some points you might find that they are rare while at other times they may become quite a problem; this often depends on person to person and their specific lifestyle and genetic makeup.
If you are a woman then you might find that you are at an increased risk of developing moles at certain stages of your life. This is because a women’s body changes throughout the various stages of her life and these changes just so happen to create a more ideal environment for moles to form on the body.
During childhood, moles tend to form on the body and this is fairly common. You may begin life with fairly few moles but these may multiply until you enter adulthood. These moles are usually “normal” moles and they might never cause problems in your lifetime.
When we are conceived, we receive a variety of genetic patterns from both of our parents. While some of these may dictate harmless facets such as our hair and eye color, others may not be so forgiving.
There are many genetic problems that can be passed down from generation to generation and sometimes we may even end up unknowingly carrying these around with us in our genes.
An example of this is Atypical Mole Syndrome. This syndrome causes a tendency in the body to form an excessive amount of moles on our skin. This is something that we could have received from our parents or our grandparents and we have no control over whether we receive it or not.
These moles may be irregular in size and color and this is what makes them such a health risk. If you have been born with this disorder you may also be more likely to develop Melanoma and so you may need to take the necessary precautions when it comes to protecting your skin and your health.
Exposing your skin to the sun can cause moles to form on your body. For this reason you may need to be careful about spending long periods in direct sunlight as well as taking care to use sun block whenever you do venture out. This is the only way to ensure that you do not raise your risk of skin cancer by allowing the number of moles on your body to grow.
If you have particularly fair skin then you may notice that you are more prone to moles. This is common among people with lighter skin and this is the reason why they should go to greater lengths to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful effects.
The more sun exposure you receive, the higher your chances are of forming moles on your skin. This is true for most people. The sun can also cause moles to become cancerous because it forms within or around the mole itself.
During times of hormonal changes the body increases the rate at which it forms moles. These times are more specifically those at which the body is undergoing a great change. More specifically this occurs during pregnancy, puberty and menopause. These are times when the body is changing very rapidly and this may cause moles of the atypical variety to form.
If you have thyroid problems then you may know that this gland produces hormones within the body. When your body is not able to produce these hormones in the manner that it should it cause imbalances within the body that could lead to the excessive production of moles.
Taking hormone medication might also increase the number of moles that appear on your body. They may even continue to appear long after you have stopped the medication as your body needs time to revert back to its usual state.
In order to find out what is causing this problem you may need to consider more than one factor. You may also need to combine a variety of factors in order to discover the most plausible cause. It may be dependant on certain environmental factors which you may be able to control or decrease but it might also be due to certain biological factors which you have little or no control over.
In order to properly evaluate the causes, a practitioner needs to be consulted. He or she will be able to give proper information regarding the risks and the preventative measures that can be taken in order to ensure that this problem is alleviated or at least contained.
A practitioner is always a good person to consult when it comes to problems such as these especially since the connections with moles and Melanoma have increasingly shown to be strong. This is especially true in some cases where atypical mole syndrome has been found present but there is always the chance that a seemingly ordinary mole has become a danger.