Curing Your Psoriasis – Psoriasis’s Deadly Consequences
Psoriasis is no fun.
Like itchy, flared-up, sometimes bleeding skin, unsightly dried scales, red blotches, heavy dandruff and all the other horrible effects of psoriasis weren’t enough…
…now a new study published in JAMA Dermatology reveals that this skin condition also causes at least 11 types of cancer.
And we’re not talking small chances here. With one cancer the increase is 180%, with another 100%.
They also found an increased risk for a range of site-specific cancers:
- 18 percent higher for colon cancer,
- 34 percent higher for colorectal cancer,
- 58 percent higher for kidney cancer,
- 79 percent higher for laryngeal cancer,
- 83 percent higher for liver cancer,
- 40 percent higher for lymphoma,
- 28 percent higher for non-Hodgkin lymphoma,
- 71 percent higher for keratinocyte cancers,
- 100 percent higher for esophageal cancer,
- 180 percent higher for oral cavity cancers, and
- 41 percent higher for pancreatic cancer.
Why is psoriasis such a cancer risk?
One explanation is inflammation can lead to cancer. Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition. Previous studies also show that other inflammatory conditions, like Crohn’s disease, also increase the risk of developing cancer.
Another possibility is that some of the treatments used to fight against psoriasis, such as biological treatments and phototherapy, are carcinogenic.
Curing Your Psoriasis – How Psoriasis Messes with Your Head
We normally think of itchiness as merely annoying, but a study that has just been published in the Journal Investigative Dermatology now suggests that psoriasis may also have psychological consequences.
Researchers obtained information on 3,530 patients with skin diseases.
They compared it to 1,094 healthy people.
They were also examined to confirm the presence or absence of a skin disease and were asked about the presence of itchiness, its intensity, and its frequency.
The findings were shocking…
90 percent of people with prurigo complained of itchiness, 86 percent of those with atopic dermatitis, 82 percent of those with hand eczema, 78 percent of those with other types of eczema, 76 percent of those with urticarial, and 70 percent of those of psoriasis.
14 percent of patients with itch reported depression compared to 5.7 percent of patients without itch, six percent of healthy people with itch, and three percent of healthy people without itch.
This definitely suggests that it is not only itchiness, but the specific type of itchiness that accompanies skin diseases that makes sufferers feel depressed.
Even more concerning is 15.7 percent of patients with itch even reported having suicidal thoughts.
When they crunched the numbers further, they found that patients with skin diseases were 53 percent more likely than the other participants were to have depression, 27 percent more likely to have suicidal thoughts, and 24 percent more likely to experience economic difficulties.
Whichever way, if you suffer from itchy psoriasis and struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. It is also essential that if you do experience severe depression or thoughts, you seek medical help immediately.
Curing Your Psoriasis – Psoriasis and Liver Failure Connection Discovered
Psoriasis is a skin disease (or so most people think).
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a liver disease (or so most people think).
So how can a new study presented at the 28th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in Madrid prove that one leads to the other with possibly fatal consequences?
NAFLD occurs when fat builds up in your liver. Your liver is a fatty organ anyway, but if more than 10 percent of your liver is fat, usually caused by overeating (if not caused by alcohol) then you have NAFLD.
The American Liver Foundation estimates that around a third of Americans have NAFLD, including 20 percent of children.
Liver stiffness indicates that the liver contains a lot of scar tissue that can no longer function as liver tissue. It is the stage on the way to liver failure, depending on what percentage of the liver is affected.
So how can a skin disease and a liver disease be so connected?
For more ideas in curing your psoriasis, watch this video – MY PSORIASIS STORY | Psoriasis Treatment, Psoriasis Diet, Positive Affirmations – Guttate Psoriasis
And if you already suffer from NAFLD, here is why everything you have learned about this disease is wrong and what to do instead to permanently get rid out your fatty liver…
This post is from the Psoriasis Program created by Julissa Clay. She provides you with tips and techniques which she used while struggling with psoriasis. Julissa is a natural health researcher and has written many health program e-books and digital guides. She spent all her life to the service of all the people and helped them to recover from various health issues naturally. You can easily avoid the side effects of the medications by following her.
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