Having plaque psoriasis may increase the risk of developing other serious illnesses. Studies have shown that someone with this disorder may be at greater risk for getting cancer (particularly skin cancer), heart disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (like Crohn's disease), and high blood pressure. Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis.There also seems to be a connection between psoriasis and obesity, as well as other metabolic disorders. Depression is also linked to psoriasis. These increased risks make it essential to work with your health care providers on prevention and treatment to lower the possibility of developing other illnesses.
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How does plaque psoriasis affect other illnesses?
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What is a seborrheic keratosis, or SK?
Jill Grimes, MD, Family Medicine, answeredA seborrheic keratosis, or SK for short, is a brown, black, or pale spot that looks like a mole and commonly pops up on the chest, back, shoulders, face, or abdomen. SKs may be raised and waxy or scaly and look like they are stuck on, as though they can easily be scratched off. SKs may itch.
SKs run in families and tend to increase in number as we age. They are so common that most people will have at least one in their lifetime.
Only very rarely does a seborrheic keratosis become dangerous. If they are bothersome, a treatment with liquid nitrogen will typically make them go away. The bad news, however, is you are likely to make more.
Why are some skin and hair products labeled as non-acnegenic?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredSome skin and hair products are labeled as non-acnegenic. The label means that the products are made not to clog your pores. Non-acnegenic products such as moisturizers, creams, and shampoos are less likely to irritate your skin or make your acne worse. They are less likely to cause pimples. The products vary, so choose one that is appropriate for your skin condition and type. Test a small amount to make sure it works for you. Talk to a dermatologist about using non-acnegenic products to help prevent acne.
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