17, 2007 -- Psoriasis is not generally thought of as life-threatening, but it just might be for those with the severest forms of the disease. People with severe psoriasis had a 50% increased risk of death compared with people without the inflammatory skin disease in a newly reported study.
Does psoriasis lead to death?
Conclusions. Severe psoriasis is associated with an increased risk of death from a variety of causes with cardiovascular death being the most common etiology. These patients were also at increased risk of death from causes not previously reported such as infection, kidney disease, and dementia.
Can I live long with psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic condition with no known cure. However, with appropriate treatment and management techniques, symptoms can usually be well controlled and allow patients to live uninhibited lives.
Why is there no cure for psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that cant be cured. It begins when your immune system essentially fights against your own body. This results in skin cells that grow too quickly, causing flares on your skin. The effects of this condition include more than just skin lesions.
Why did I get psoriasis in my 30s?
Researchers believe late-onset psoriasis is caused by a combination of genes and other factors such as stress, skin injuries, previous infections, and certain medicines. For example, beta blockers, the medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart conditions, can make psoriasis worse.
How can I beat psoriasis?
Treating psoriasis. Psoriasis is a recurring autoimmune disorder characterized by red, flaky patches on the skin. Take dietary supplements. Dietary supplements may help ease psoriasis symptoms from the inside. Prevent dry skin. Try aloe. Avoid fragrances. Eat healthfully. Soak your body. Get some rays.More items