Stress has very much become a part of life with most of us functioning under moderate to very high stress most of the time during our working lives. The impacts of significant stress are far-reaching and affect all aspects of human health.
Over recent years psoriasis has been classified as a systemic chronic inflammatory disorder and has been linked with several diseases and conditions that are also immune-mediated inflammatory conditions.
A study found that cerebral (brain) vascular disease and peripheral arterial disease was also significantly more likely to be diagnosed in patients with psoriasis than in controls. 1 Cerebral vascular diseases are conditions that are caused by problems that affect the blood supply to the brain
Atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as atopic eczema, is a chronic inflammatory disorder that causes significant morbidity and has a wide range of allergic and non-allergic comorbid disorders.
So now the Christmas and New Year holiday season is upon us and for those of you who suffer from a skin condition, this time of the year can be challenging.
Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a multifactorial, immune mediated, chronic and relapsing skin disease, with significant emotional distress, sleep disturbance and Quality of Life (QoL) difficulties.
Pitting is the commonest symptom of nail psoriasis. Pits usually affect the fingernails more commonly than the toenails. They are superficial depressions in the nail plate that indicate abnormalities in the proximal nail matrix (where the nail grows from under the cuticle).
Scratching is the natural response to itch (Pruritus) and, by definition, inseparable from it. The act of scratching not only diminishes itch, but it has been found to be rewarding and addictive. The itch-scratch cycle is a complex phenomenon involving sensory, motor and emotional components.
Atopic dermatitis may be caused by genetic predisposition and environmental conditions, including hereditary factors, allergens, and neurogenous (arising from the nervous system, or from some lesion of the nervous system) and immunological factors.