A new study has found that treating psoriasis may reduce the risk of developing other health problems. Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition, and because the associated inflammatory processes can give rise to other health complications. An estimated 7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis.
Health complications associated with psoriasis include heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure, and stroke.
The study suggests that proper treatment and management of the skin condition may help reduce the risk of other health problems in psoriasis patients. The goal of psoriasis treatment is to reduce inflammation, which translates into improved overall wellbeing.
The researchers suggest that all psoriasis patients should discuss their possible risk of other health complications with their doctors and work out a plan to treat psoriasis and address their risk factors. Following a healthy lifestyle is also important for further reducing their risk of adverse health outcomes. This includes eating well, exercising, not smoking, and minimizing alcohol intake.
Also, read Bel Marra Health’s article: Psoriasis diet: What foods to eat and what foods to avoid?