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The Tie Between Psoriasis and Diabetes
Beyond the red, itchy patches in patients with psoriasis, other problems may lay beneath their skin.
Affected On the Out and In
What happens on the outside can affect us on the inside. And it happens both ways, specifically among patients with psoriasis and inflammatory bowel diseases.
Skin Treatment Lowers Heart Attack Risk
For psoriasis patients, all kinds of options are available to treat the red and irritated skin. Some treatments have more benefits than others, including how it affects your risk for heart attacks.
Mind Interventions Ease Skin Conditions
Mind over matter can certainly have an effect on the body. Relaxation techniques, habit reversal, and cognitive behavioral therapy can now help beyond stress control and anxiety.
Psoriasis Linked to Diabetes Risk
Psoriasis has been linked to a number of other health problems, including metabolic syndrome (a set of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes). Now, the link between psoriasis and diabetes has become clearer.
Shingles Vaccine Safe for More Patients
People taking immunity-suppressing drugs are currently advised against the live-virus shingles vaccine because there is concern that it could lead to shingles, for this population.
Treat Psoriasis, Save Your Heart
Those suffering from psoriasis are known to be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease like heart attack and stroke. A new treatment for psoriasis may also significantly decrease the cardiovascular risk. In the treatment, a compound known as adalimumab (sold as Humira ) is injected under the skin. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology and showed that the treatment decreased skin damage and improved cardiovascular health indicators. Ask your dermatologist about psoriasis’ relation with cardiovascular disease. Robert Bissonn...
New Therapy for Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is a painful condition that, sadly enough, has no cure. The good news is patients can find relief from a variety of treatments, including medications and surgery.
Proteins in Psoriasis, Breast Cancer Linked
Research into treating breast cancer may have also stumbled onto a way to treat psoriasis. The two conditions share a protein that, if blocked, may reduce the intensity of both diseases.
FDA Focus on TNF Blockers
A class of drugs is now under suspicion of causing cancer in children, adolescents and young adults under the age of 30. These are called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an update regarding its ongoing safety review of these drugs.