August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, meant to shed light on the skin condition that is said to affect 125 million people worldwide. For many sufferers of Psoriasis, and other similar diseases like Eczema or Seborrhea, there is a social stigma associated with their condition that may make them reluctant to discuss it. But staying silent about these common skin disorders could lead to more serious, even life-threatening conditions according to New York based Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day.
While the visible symptoms are typically red, irritated skin due to the rapid turnover of skin cells, Dr. Day warns that this may be an indicator of much more.
“People with psoriasis may have a higher risk of lymphoma,” says Day, “Psoriasis is a pro-inflammatory condition, it could also affect the vessels and the heart and can lead to an increase risk of heart disease and heart attack.”
In addition to these severe risks, many sufferers also tend to see an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension andRead More »from The Surprising Health Risks of Skin Disorders