Diabetes Risk Increased With Psoriasis
We all need to be aware that we’re at an increased risk of becoming a diabetic.
Even though we’ve talked about this in the past, it always helps to discuss all of the health problems associated with severe psoriasis. This is especially true as many people that suffer from psoriasis aren’t aware of all of the secondary risk factors associated with the disease!
As always, a good diet and exercise have been shown to prevent flare-ups.
Ambulatory Monitoring Shows Persistent HTN Common After Severe Preeclampsia CDC: Pediatric Asthma Control Improving in U.S. Earn Free CME Credits by reading the latest medical news in your specialty. Patients with covering more than 10% of their body surface area (BSA) were at significantly greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) over approximately 4 years compared with those without psoriasis, according to a large, prospective, population-based cohort study.
After adjusting for age, sex, and body mass index (BMI), the investigators found that patients with greater than 10% skin involvement were 64% more likely to develop T2DM at a hazard ratio (HR) of 1.64 (95% Confidence Interval (CI,1.23-2.18) compared with patients without psoriasis (P=0.004), reported Marilyn Wan, MBChB, MPH, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and colleagues, writing online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Furthermore, the risk of developing T2DM over the same follow-up interval was approximately 20% higher for each 10% increase in BSA affected by the disease. This suggests that there is a dose-response relationship between the risk of developing T2DM and the degree of skin involvement among patients with psoriasis, the investigators said.
“We estimate, on the basis of our data, that patients with psoriasis affecting 10% or more of their BSA have about a 60% higher risk per year for development of T2DM, which translates into an extra 25,000 new cases of diabetes annually worldwide that are attributable to severe psoriasis.
Source: Diabetes Risk Increased in Severe Psoriasis
This Legal Stem Cell Treatment is Helping Patients in Texas
This stem cell treatment is having great results for some patients in San Antonio, Texas.
It’s interesting to me that this isn’t allowed across the United States. Hopefully this changes in the near future.
The treatment is possible because of a state law that passed in September. House Bill 810 was the first law of its kind in the nation. More News Headlines BCSO deputy’s life-saving transplant harder to get for some other cancer… How stem cells can extend stroke treatment window
It’s been a long wait for Dr. Wendy Askew, not only to perform the newly legal stem cell therapy but also to receive it.
“I have an autoimmune condition called psoriasis and (it’s) really bad. I have 80 percent involvement on my body. So when it was at its worst, like a lizard, I had plaques covering my arms, my legs, my back,” Askew said.
Askew spoke in past tense because an outbreak that severe hasn’t happened since her first stem cell treatment in October, one month after HB 810 passed.
“In 18 years, I have not been able to go without treatment this long,” she said.
The treatment can be used for anything from arthritis to multiple sclerosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Source: Newly legal stem cell treatment helping patients in San Antonio
Early Adalimumab Leads to Better Outcomes for Psoriatic Arthritis Patients
This is another potential treatment that you may wish to discuss with your doctor. Early treatment potentially lead to better results so it makes sense to have that talk sooner than later.
Researchers found that, in this real-world clinical setting, patients with PsA who had a shorter disease duration achieved better results after treatment with adalimumab than did patients with a longer disease duration.
This finding adds support to the idea that shorter symptom duration and earlier treatment with adalimumab could lead to a more favorable outcome in patients with PsA. Researchers did note, however, that further studies are needed to confirm these results.
Source: Early Adalimumab Leads to Better Outcomes for Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis
Love Island’s Georgia Harrison Talks About Suffering From Psoriasis
I’ve never seen Love Island but it is great that more and more people are coming out and discussing their fight with psoriasis. I think it’s especially helpful for younger people dealing with the disease to see celebrities sharing their challenges.
Love Island‘s Georgia Harrison has spoken out about suffering from psoriasis.
The 23-year-old was forced to reveal her battle with the skin condition – which causes flaky patches across the body – after being taunted by malicious trolls on Instagram.Alongside a stunning photo of herself in a bikini, Georgia candidly wrote: ‘So fed up of trolls putting me and other woman down on twitter! It’s okay to not be perfect! No one wants to read about how they’ve got ‘horrible lips’ or ‘scabby knees’ in their comments section! [sic].
Source: Love Island’s Georgia Harrison Opens Up About Suffering From Psoriasis
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