Psoriasis is associated with obesity and heart disease

Overweight is considered a key risk factor for the development of inflammatory skin diseases and pathologies of the cardiovascular system in children.

Children suffering from overweight and obesity, are at greater risk for the development of psoriasis.According to some reports, adolescents with inflammatory diseases of the skin are more likely to have high blood cholesterol.These parameters are independent of weight.

psoriasis

country today is suffering from psoriasis from 2 to 7% of the inhabitants of the Earth, that is not less than 120 million people - the same number of people live, for example, in all of Japan or Mexico.The prevalence of the disease, depending on the geographical features of the region varies widely (from 0.1 to 10%) range.Thus, in the climatic zones with a predominance of low temperatures and high humidity psoriasis is more common than in tropical regions.

series of studies conducted in Europe, North America and Australia, confirmed that representatives of the white race is

a disease more prevalent than in other races, and the less likely suffers from psoriasis local people of Asian, African and Latin American countries (from 0,3 to 0.9%).The disease is characterized by skin changes such as redness, peeling, itching appearance of plaques, which usually affect the elbows, knees and scalp.

psoriasis Communication and longevity

«We know that adults with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and even high mortality observed in their group.That, of course, says that all of these conditions reduce the life ", - says MD Karin Koebnik representing California Research Center" Kaiser Permanente ".She believes that if the psoriasis has given itself felt as a child, it is necessary to establish strict control over its course, to prevent the development of serious cardiovascular diseases and save lives.

Obesity of children and the risk of psoriasis

Large-scale study involving nearly 711 thousand. Children showed a clear link between the incidence of psoriasis patients and hormonal status.Thus, participants in the study who were overweight were almost 40% higher risk of developing psoriasis than children of normal weight.And in the case of very full of children (obesity, second degree), and this figure was 80% altogether.

Thus, regardless of body weight in adolescents with psoriasis cholesterol and liver enzymes were higher than normal.The excess ranged from 4% to 16%.Even higher levels of "bad" cholesterol were observed in boys and girls with excess weight.

Children psoriasis

threatens heart health usually threats to heart health (high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol), diagnosed in adults.But today, due to the epidemic of childhood obesity in developed countries (primarily in the US, Japan), they are often detected in children.In addition, psoriasis should alert the doctor and be an occasion to closely monitor the child's cardiovascular system, and more research, says Rubin S. Cooper, MD, chief of pediatric cardiology Stephen Children's Medical Center and Alexandra Cohen in New York.

«Psoriasis in children is hard to miss.This is a red flag, which is worth attention of physicians and parents, "- said Dr. Cooper.

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