The relationship between Psoriasis with Diabetes & Heart Disease: Health Tips

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Diabetes & Heart Disease
According to a new study, a person affected by psoriasis have twice greater risk of metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes.

While previous studies have found an association between psoriasis with diabetes and high blood pressure.

In addition, a recent study, published in the Archives of Dermatology, also found an association between the risk of heart disease with psoriasis.

Patients with metabolic syndrome have at least three risk factors for heart disease and diabetes that include high blood pressure, excess abdominal fat, high blood sugar during fasting, low levels of HDL cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease which is regarded as a manifestation of chronic inflammation.

Evidence suggests that obesity is encouraging the development of psoriasis, so the statement Dr. Thorvardur Jon Love, which became the principal investigator, Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland.

In addition, there is other evidence to suggest that inflammation can trigger some components of insulin resistance.

This study also perform blood tests on about 2,500 people who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Survey Examintaion between 2003 and 2006.

Among the study participants were diagnosed with psoriasis, 40 percent had metabolic syndrome, compared with 23 percent of those who did not have psoriasis.

Lifestyle changes such as exercise, healthy diet, and weight loss can help control this condition, although the drug may eventually be necessary to control the inflammation and the risk of heart disease.