Heart disease and facial flushing

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Facial flushing is a physiological response that can be attributed to many causes. For example, alcohol flush reaction , fever, exercise, emotions, inflammation, allergies, or hormonal changes such as menopause are just some of the reasons behind a markedly red face and other areas of the body. In rare cases, facial flushing can be a sign of a much bigger problem, including being a symptom of carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that are associated with tumors of the enterochromaffin cells, a type of neuroendocrine cell found in the gastrointestinal tract. When rare cancerous tumors called carcinoid tumors secrete certain chemicals and hormones into your bloodstream, they cause a variety of symptoms. These cancerous tumors can be found in the intestines, appendix, rectum, lungs, stomach, pancreas, and thyroid.

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Carcinoid syndrome occurs when a rare cancerous tumor called a carcinoid tumor secretes certain chemicals into your bloodstream, causing a variety of signs and symptoms. A carcinoid tumor, which is a type of neuroendocrine tumor, occurs most often in the gastrointestinal tract or the lungs. Carcinoid syndrome typically occurs in people who have carcinoid tumors that are advanced. Treatment for carcinoid syndrome usually involves treating the cancer. However, because most carcinoid tumors don't cause carcinoid syndrome until they're advanced, a cure may not be possible.