Question: Does having psoriasis shorten your life?

Some studies have suggested that patients with the more severe forms of psoriasis have a significantly reduced life expectancy due to the fact that they are more likely to suffer from comorbidities including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Does mild psoriasis affect life expectancy?

Patients with mild psoriasis are not associated with higher rates of mortality as compared to the general population, and the life expectancy is considered to be equal. However, mortality rates may be affected in severe cases of psoriasis.

How long can you live with psoriasis?

Among patients who died, those with severe psoriasis died at a younger age than controls. For example, men with severe psoriasis died 3.5 years (95% CI, 1.2-5.8 years; P < . 001) younger than men without psoriasis, and women with severe psoriasis died 4.4 years (95% CI, 2.2-6.6 years; P < .

Can people with psoriasis live a normal life?

Because its a chronic, incurable autoimmune disease, patients with psoriasis will have it for life. Many patients experience periods when its better and times when its worse, called flareups.

Does psoriasis weaken the immune system?

Psoriasis itself doesnt weaken the immune system, but its a sign that the immune system isnt working the way it should. Anything that triggers the immune system can cause psoriasis to flare up. Common ailments like ear or respiratory infections can cause psoriasis to flare.

Is psoriasis a serious illness?

For some its just a minor irritation, but for others it can majorly affect their quality of life. Psoriasis is a long-lasting (chronic) disease that usually involves periods when you have no symptoms or mild symptoms, followed by periods when symptoms are more severe.

Why is Vaseline bad for eczema?

Petroleum jelly creates a protective barrier that locks in moisture, but it can trap microbes, oil, and irritants, leading to infection. Petroleum jelly can also clog pores and cause breakouts.

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