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Psoriasis May Be Connected to Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you have been diagnosed with a severe heart condition or any other medical condition that has resulted in disability and an inability to work, you may qualify to receive long-term disability benefits.

According to a report from Doctor’s Lounge, a new study has found that psoriasis-a skin disorder-may be connected to an increase in cardiovascular risk factors that could lead to a severe cardiovascular event.

The study published online in the Dec. 20 edition of the Archives of Dermatology, found that 40% of the patients in the study who had psoriasis also had cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes and obesity.

This cluster of cardiovascular risk factors is known as metabolic syndrome and can increase the chance of an individual suffering a stroke or heart attack.

Specifically this study found the following features of metabolic syndrome in study patients who also had psoriasis:

  • abdominal obesity – 63%;
  • elevated triglyceride levels – 44%; and
  • decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels (good cholesterol) – 34%.

Researchers point out that because of the serious complications, individuals who are diagnosed with psoriasis should be treated with these cardiovascular risk factors being taken into consideration.

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