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People with psoriasis are more likely to suffer from strokes

People with psoriasis are more likely to suffer from strokes

found that people diagnosed with psoriasis are almost three times more likely to have a stroke and have abnormal heart rhythms than those who do not. The study looked at records of 4.5 million people diagnosed with psoriasis, with 36,765 having mild disease and 2,793 under severe conditions. The results showed that patients with less than 50 years diagnosed with mild psoriasis were 50% more likely to suffer from cardiac arrhythmia and 97% more likely to have a stroke. Those with severe psoriasis were 198% more likely to have cardiac arrhythmias and 180% more likely to have a stroke. The risks in people over 50 were far less significant. According to the scientists, a possible cause for the alarming numbers would be the fact that inflammations of skin and blood vessels have similar sources of origin. of the skin are replaced every three or four weeks, but in people with psoriasis, the process occurs much more quickly. Replacement in patients with the disease occurs between two and six days, which makes the skin reddish, stained and full of peels.

Stress crises trigger psoriasis

Stains all over the body, uncomfortable and itchy. Psoriasis does not only impair the appearance of the skin, but also undermines self-esteem when symptoms arise and many people move away, for fear of becoming contaminated. Even without a cure, the disease spreads rapidly throughout the body, especially in stressful situations.

For diagnosis, doctors ask for a skin biopsy. The family history investigation also counts, since most cases have a genetic origin.

There are cases of psoriasis known as severe that lead to joint deformities. That is why treatment is essential. Cortisone creams help fight stains, but other methods are indicated, such as ultraviolet or sunbathing. Immunosuppressive medicines and vitamin A derivatives, known as retinoids - of the same species as those treating acne - also control the problem.

Psoriasis or vitiligo

Psoriasis is often confused with vitiligo, but diseases are very different. Psoriasis presents as reddish, desquamative and embossed plaques. The vitiligo, is characterized by absence of pigmentation and totally white spots without relief. The only similarities between the diseases are:

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No known cause of either;

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Genetically predisposed;

3. Possible to be triggered by stress situations

4. May appear in trauma or injured places.


Oral HPV is more common in men than in women

Oral HPV is more common in men than in women

Journal of the American Medical Association found that oral human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus transmitted through sexual contact and that causes oral cancer, is more common in men than in men. in women. The study was led by a researcher in the department of viral oncology at the Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center in the United States.

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SUS is offering a new treatment for varicose veins

SUS is offering a new treatment for varicose veins

The Ministry of Health announced that the SUS will have available a new technique for the treatment of varicose veins. The foam-guided sclerotherapy will be available only for non-esthetic treatments, ie when varicose veins represent a health problem and not just an aesthetic question. This technique is considered innovative for the treatment of varicose veins.

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