Navigation Links
Psoriasis Patients May Face Higher Heart Risk
Date:3/16/2012

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with the painful skin condition psoriasis may be at increased risk for health problems that affect the heart, an expert says.

Excessive inflammation is a major feature of psoriasis. Chronic inflammation is also a characteristic of insulin resistance, obesity, abnormal cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease, said Dr. Joel Gelfand, an assistant professor of dermatology and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Gelfand noted that recent studies have linked these serious medical conditions with psoriasis and it's important for psoriasis patients -- particularly those with severe psoriasis -- to monitor themselves for signs of these diseases.

The recent studies included research on more than 4,000 patients that found that the more surface area of skin affected by psoriasis, the more likely a patient is to have metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of conditions -- obesity, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and elevated triglyceride levels -- associated with increased risk of heart disease.

Another study found that patients with severe psoriasis die about five years earlier than those who don't have the disease, and about 50 percent of the increased risk of death is due to cardiovascular disease, Gelfand said in a news release from the American Academy of Dermatology. Other studies have linked severe psoriasis to increased risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack.

Gelfand also explained in the news release that other research has found that psoriasis patients have changes in cholesterol that can increase the risk of hardening of the arteries, which can lead to heart attack.

The report was slated for presentation Friday at the American Academy of Dermatology's annual meeting in San Diego. The data and conclusions of research presented at medical meetings should be viewed as prelimin
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Project Runways Tim Gunn Returns to Address Psoriasis(TM) and Empower Patients to be Confident in Their Personal Style
2. Psoriasis is More Than Skin Deep
3. Psoriasis Tied to Raised Heart Risk
4. LeAnn Rimes Brings Battle With Psoriasis to Center Stage
5. Acne, Psoriasis Meds Dont Raise Fracture Risk
6. Insurance Woes Can Add to Burden of Psoriasis
7. Beer Linked to Psoriasis in Women
8. Kids With Psoriasis Often at Risk of Being Bullied: Survey
9. Psoriasis Linked to Raised Heart Risks
10. Psoriasis medication rises hope in the fight against multiple sclerosis
11. Severe psoriasis linked to major adverse cardiovascular events
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Psoriasis Patients May Face Higher Heart Risk
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. ... in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- the incubation of embryos in ... device inside the vagina, new research suggests. Scientists from ... an INVOcell, might sharply cut costs for pricey IVF procedures ... accessible to those who don,t live near big-city assisted reproduction ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, ... Ebola while working for NBC News in Liberia has ... isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he had ... A blood test confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease ... to Providence, R.I., NBC News reported Tuesday night. ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... new, minimally-invasive procedure that enables physicians to repair a ... , The MitraClip system, developed by ... regurgitation (MR), a progressive and life-threatening condition in which ... allowing blood to flow backward from the heart’s left ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... joined Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc., ... specialized women’s healthcare services to more than 100,000 patients ... care though all ages and stages of a women’s ... office locations in Westerville and Dublin. , ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old mother, corporate ... on a platform to think outside the bra. She doesn’t ... position to raise awareness about women’s other lady parts. , ... You say the color pink and everybody knows what you’re ... fact that it has not been won when it comes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 2Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 3Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 4Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 3Health News:Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair 2Health News:Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair 3Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 2Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 3Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 2Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 3
... Insulet Corporation,(Nasdaq: PODD ), the leader ... System, today announced the Company will participate in,the ... Conference. Management,is scheduled to present an overview of ... 2008 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, ...
... PORTLAND, Ore., June 12 Not so long ... mind malnutrition and images of third-world,children with rickets ... shifted,from the developing world to the developed, where ... appears to be rising to,astronomical proportions -- by ...
... Common Shares Continue to be Listed on the NASDAQ ... WHRT, TSX:,WHT) -- World Heart Corporation (the "Company") announced ... common shares from the,Toronto Stock Exchange. The Company,s business ... 80% of the stock trades occur on,the NASDAQ Capital ...
... counties join Healthy Kids Dental July 1, LANSING, ... the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) today,announced an ... 80,000 children in Genesee and Saginaw counties, bringing the ... children. The,expansion takes effect July 1, 2008., "We ...
... Medicare Improvement Bill, Bipartisan Package Would Have ... Boosted Quality through National,E-Prescribing, BALTIMORE, June 12 ... SUMMARY: Today a minority of the U.S. ... for the 44 million Americans,who depend on it. ...
... a healthier life, study finds , , THURSDAY, June 12 ... aging, a new study found. , Researchers at the ... 60 and older for use of sleeping aids, daytime ... quality, and sleep duration. Based on the results, 20.8 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Spotting Vitamin-D Deficiency in the Absence of Symptoms: ZRT Laboratory's New, One-of-a-Kind Blood Spot Test Answers the Call for Early Detection of Rapidly Rising D-Deficiencies 2Health News:WorldHeart Announces Voluntary Delisting from the Toronto Stock Exchange 2Health News:Dental Services Expand to Serve More Than 280,000 Michigan Children 2Health News:AARP Maryland Key Vote News Alert 2Health News:AARP Maryland Key Vote News Alert 3Health News:Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers' 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 22, 2014   Reproductive Medicine Associates ... in the field of infertility, presents new clinical ... screening. The research abstract, released during the 70 ... (ASRM) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii ... gene defect (SGD) pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 A new ... Market (Product type, Form, End user, Application and Geography) ... Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - ... market. Based on key trends tracked, it is anticipated ... $7.9 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 6.2% ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... DIEGO , Oct. 21, 2014   ... today the latest genomics research centers to purchase ... Salk Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH ... Sequencing Center). Before Irys, obtaining a comprehensive view ... next generation sequencing (NGS) does not deliver the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 3Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 2Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 3Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 4BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 3
... YORK, Nov. 12 A new study being,published in ... the,question, what causes Parkinson,s disease?, One of the ... is what causes the sensitive cells in the brain ... been especially difficult,because there are two nearly identical types ...
... 12 Surgeons,at the University of Rochester Medical ... converted to an endovascular simulator,(ANGIO Mentor(TM), Simbionix US) ... the simulation improved the operative flow,increased patient safety ... fluoroscopy time and the amount of contrast used, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:A Window Into Parkinson's Disease 2Vascular Surgeons Agree: Case Rehearsal Improves Outcomes 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: