Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition, but if it is not well managed, besides skin lesions, the problems of psoriasis in other structures of the body will influence health’s patient.
1. Complications of psoriasis
When old skin cells disappear, it will take flaking over by recent ones. Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition in which skin cells reproduce and develop 10 times faster than normal. Old and new skin bacteria are not replaced, heaped upon one another, forming thick, red patches of skin, with white scales, itchy and painful. Psoriasis is a very common disease. Estimated worldwide, the disease affects 2-3% of the people with about 125 million people affected. In Vietnam, the rate of psoriasis accounts for 5-7% of the total number of patients visiting dermatological clinics.
Psoriasis is a systemic condition, if not well controlled, it will affect the skin and make many functional adjustments to other members, changing health. The common complications of psoriasis are:
1.1. Complications on the bones and joints
Arthritis is a problem of common psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis develops in 10-30% of patients with psoriasis. Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are:
- Redness and rising in the bars of the fingers, toes, joints, and bone.
- Sore and arthritic joints in the morning when you wake up.
- Pain is common in the heels, the tendons adhere to the bones, the interior of the foot, and tendon areas.
- Patients with reduced flexibility, fatigue.
When psoriasis develops, it can serve to spinal irritation, suffering in the bone, pelvis, and ankylosing spondylitis affecting relationships, bars and tendons in the bone.
1.2. Complications of the cardiovascular structure.
Psoriasis can influence the cardiovascular structure and raise your risk of high blood press. Some surveys show that people with psoriasis have 3 times the number of heart attacks. The prevalence of hypertension in people with psoriasis is 20% and severe psoriasis is 47%.
In addition, some medications needed to cure psoriasis have side realizes that raise blood cholesterol, raise the compromise of cardiovascular problems such as stroke, spirit hurt.
1.3. Endocrine complications.
Psoriasis increases the compromise of producing type 2 diabetes. The reason is that psoriasis can enhance insulin levels in the juice, causing the individual immune to insulin. The compromise of acquiring diabetes rises with the harshness of psoriasis.
Psoriasis also raises the compromise of other metabolic diseases such as obesity, hyperlipidemia, fatty liver, …
1.4. Complications on the lines
Some psoriasis patients develop problems that cause kidney deficiency. In addition, if the patient needs the pharmaceutical treatment, unjust treatment corresponding to the doctor’s instructions, the risk of drug-induced kidney impairment is very high. This is a very important problem of psoriasis. If it is not found and dealt with in time, the long-term damage will lead to the risk of irreversible kidney damage.
1.5. Complications on perception.
If you have psoriasis of the eyelids, it can serve to yearn, burning, dry eyes and development disorders of the pupils. Psoriasis also develops the compromise of uveitis, blepharitis, conjunctivitis. If not dealt with promptly can lead to vision deterioration, even blindness.
Conjunctivitis is one of the complications of psoriasis.
1.6. Complications on hearing
People with psoriasis are at an increased risk for hearing problems that impair hearing. Because psoriasis can break the inner ear and get to hearing loss.
1.7. Oral complications
Psoriasis can cause mucous membranes in the oral cavity, the most common of which are cracked tongue, gingival lesions, and inner lips.
1.8. Affect emotional and psychological
People with psoriasis often have low self-esteem because of bodily injuries. Worrying about illness, self-esteem, being afraid to tell makes people sick, which can lead to negative thoughts and depression. Crouching, afraid to reach out because of guilt.