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Risk factors, complications of psoriasis (part 3)


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Published : 18 Aug 2022 09:00 PM

Anyone can develop psoriasis. About a third of instances begin in childhood. These factors can increase the risk of developing the disease:

•    Family history: The condition runs in families. Having one parent with psoriasis increases your risk of getting the disease. And having two parents with psoriasis increases your risk even more.

•    Smoking: Smoking tobacco not only increases the risk of psoriasis but also may increase the severity of the disease.

Complications:

If you have psoriasis, you're at greater risk of developing other conditions, including:

•    Psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in and around the joints

•    Temporary skin color changes (post-inflammatory hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation) where plaques have healed

•    Eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis, blepharitis and uveitis

•    Obesity

•    Type 2 diabetes

•    High blood pressure

•    Cardiovascular disease

•    Other autoimmune diseases, such as celiac disease, sclerosis and the inflammatory bowel disease called Crohn's disease

•    Mental health conditions, such as low self-esteem and depression


Courtesy: Mayo Clinic