Psoriasis occurs in 50% of patients before they turn 25
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Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects 1% to 3% of the world's population.
There is no difference in the occurrence of the disease among the sexes. Psoriasis can occur at any age, but in 50% of the patients occurs before the age of 25. Psoriasis is a chronic dermatological disease that can have a strong influence on both the health of the patient and their psychological state.
Psoriasis - a constant cause of stress
Every chronic disease, including psoriasis, is a daily source of stress. The fact that one is ill and that the health is disturbed is extremely stressful for every patient. In case of psoriasis, an additional cause of stress is the fact that the symptoms are visible. Except for the symptoms of the disease itself, the source of stress can also be a frequent visit of a doctor, numerous examinations and therapeutic procedures that a patient undertakes during the treatments.
Depending on the type of psoriasis there are different symptoms. Some common are:
• Plaques of red skin, often covered with loose, silver-colored scales; these lesions may be itchy and painful, and they sometimes crack and bleed. In severe cases, the plaques of irritated skin will grow and merge into one another, covering large areas.
• Disorders of the fingernails and toenails, including discoloration and pitting of the nails; the nails may also begin to crumble or detach from the nail bed.
• Plaques of scales or crust on the scalp
Increased risk of obesity, smoking, diabetes ...
Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk of developing obesity, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular failure, heart attack, cardiovascular mortality, depression and ultimately mortality.
It is also important to note that the quality of life of patients with psoriasis in most serious cases can be impaired at the same or greater intensity than in patients with malignancy, depression, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or rheumatoid arthritis.