Women with plague psoriasis have a greater risk of many other disorders.
Are you a women with plague psoriasis? Not only does it cause you skin problems, with the inflamed patches, dry scaly skin, and itching but you could be susceptible to other types of diseases and disorders Like high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis according to the Archives of Dermatology.
Psoriasis effects about 3% of the population of the United States, that is about 7.5 million Americans that have psoriasis, of one type or the other. 80% of all psoriasis cases are plaques psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is the type with the raised red blotches that get inflamed, dry up, get itchy with a lot of flaking skin This caused by your immune system producing new skin cells at a rate of 10x their normal rate. Your autoimmune system for whatever reason, science has not yet figured out the exact cause of the initial outbreak, but it is believed that there are certain triggers like stress, alcohol abuse, and certainly genetics involved. There is no known cure for this disease and it is not contagious to anyone else. You do not have to worry about spreading it to family and friends.
Psoriasis is not biased about your sex, race, age or political persuasion which means that there are about 3.25 million women that have psoriasis and the majority of them have plague psoriasis or Psoriasis Vulgaris.
Studies have shown that women with psoriasis have 64% more chance of having diabetes and are 18% more likely to get high blood pressure then other women who do not have this disorder. It is also proven that anyone with plague psoriasis has a 35% chance of getting psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis effects the joints in the fingers, toes, knees, elbows and lower back. If you have psoriasis you will notice that all of the places mentioned above is where you get your psoriasis out breaks on those joints and on your torso.
There was a Nurses’ Study done in 1991 called Health Study II, that 78, 000 nurses between the ages of aproxamately 25 and 45, 2.5 % of them had been diagnosed with plague psoriasis. Fourteen years later they were brought back in and asked about their medical conditions and here are the results. Of all the women in the study, 20% had gotten high blood pressure and 2% had gotten diabetes. The study showed that the women with psoriasis were much more likely to develop these other diseases then when they started the study fourteen years earlier.
What can a woman do?
There are a lot of things you can do to improve your life as it pertains to your psoriasis condition. First would be to stop doing the things that can be detrimental to your overall health. Smoking and drinking puts all sorts of harmful chemicals into your body which is exactly what your body is doing when it comes to psoriasis. Your liver and kidneys cannot filter out the toxins that are in your body so, your body reacts and grows skin cells at an accelerated rate to get unwanted toxins out of the body. Putting good things into your body like organic foods such as cold salt water fish, fresh green vegetables, whole grains (no processed wheat), water and taking natural vitamins like vitamin D, Omega 3 fish oils, and Zinc are all the basics of a well balanced psoriasis diet.
Use natural topical treatments like soaking in sea salt baths and after getting out, applying virgin olive oil or Aloe Vera extract to the affected areas. Getting in the sun for its’ natural vitamins A and D, done in moderation is wonderful for your condition. Women who exercise on a regular basis have been shown to suffer fewer outbreaks then women who do not, so get out and exercise daily. If the natural treatments do not work please, see your doctor or dermatologist and talk to them about prescription medications and/or treatments. Women with psoriasis who take a holistic approach to their psoriasis treatment, have much better prognosis of not getting some of these other disease, if they take care of themselves properly now.