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Psoriasis Linked with New-Onset Diabetes

Tuesday 6 November 2012 - Filed under Canadian Drugs

According to sources at Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, in Denmark, psoriasis, an embarrassing skin condition, may increase the risk of diabetes. The findings of this study were presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology. Researchers examined approximately 4.5 million national health records including office visits and medication use by people 10 years old or older, in 1997, to test this hypothesis. Individuals who already had psoriasis and diabetes were not involved in the test. This study was conducted over a 13 year period that included 52,000 people out of which 6,784 people had severe psoriasis. The conclusion of the tests: 56% of psoriasis cases were likely to develop diabetes than patients without psoriasis. This risk decreased somewhat to 49% for people with mild psoriasis, while the risk doubled for people with severe psoriasis. Researchers state the study does not guarantee that psoriasis causes diabetes, although it does show that the two conditions are linked together.

Psoriasis is a chronic, skin condition resulting in the abnormal growth of skin cells. Psoriasis is characterized with thick, scaly, white or silvery, patches of skin ranging in size from small to large. Psoriasis is most common in areas of the body such as, scalp, hands, elbow, knees and lower back. Although there is no evidence to its cause, researchers believe psoriasis may develop due to the over-reaction of the body’s immune system. This condition may also be genetic. Environmental factors can also contribute to the worsening of psoriasis symptoms.

Diabetes occurs with excessive blood glucose production. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes affecting a major part of the diabetes population. This occurs when the body does not produce adequate insulin or when the body ignores insulin. This is a well-known and proven risk factor for heart attack and stroke.

“Many people do not take psoriasis seriously. They assume that it is a skin condition, albeit an embarrassing one, and leave it at that” stated the Head of Marketing at Big Mountain Drugs (BMD), a well-known pharmacy that sell drugs from Canada and around the world. “The results of this test prove that it is not an illness that should be ignored. Treatment is especially necessary to prevent new-onset diabetes in psoriasis patients. Furthermore, screening for diabetes risk may be vital in preventing the onset of this condition”.

The Head of Marketing at BMD further stated “Psoriasis is a condition that is treatable. There are various treatment options and medications available for psoriasis patients to help treat this condition. For example, BMD sells psoriasis medication, such as; Soriatane, Deltasone, and Taclonex at extremely low prices”.

BMD is a reputed pharmacy operating from British Columbia, Canada. It is a pharmacy that has gained a well-established reputation as one of the best in the dispensation of medication. Registered and licensed by the College of Pharmacists British Columbia and a proud member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, this is a pharmacy that can be trusted to provide high-quality medication at low prices.

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