5 Signs to Be Aware Of If You Have Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder. Unlike conditions like rashes or eczema, it is caused by something going on with your immune system. Doctors are not entirely sure why psoriasis develops in certain people, but they have found a link between psoriasis and other medical conditions. Because of this, people with psoriasis should learn to be on the lookout for the following possible issues:
How Psoriasis Affects the Eyes
- Eyelids sticking together when you wake up
- A swollen or itchy feeling that does not go away
- Redness, tearing, or discharge from your eyes
- Blurry vision, sensitivity to light, or seeing dark spots
- Pain in abdomen
- Unexpected weight loss
Impacts on Mood
- Feeling anxious or sad
- Having thought of suicide
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Gums pulling away from your teeth
- Painful, stiff joints
- Retaining fluid in the legs, ankles, or feet
- Feeling drowsy or fatigued
Psoriasis has been linked with a variety of different diseases including Crohn’s disease, kidney and liver disease, and psoriatic arthritis. That’s why it’s so important that anyone who has psoriasis and any of the symptoms listed above talk to their dermatologist right away. Almost all of the issues related to these diseases benefit from an early diagnosis.
For more information about psoriasis or any other health topic, contact the Health Information Center. The Health Information Center is a library staffed by medical librarians and certified health information specialists. The Health Information Center can do research on any health topic and get the results to you for free.
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