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Psoriasis and Fatigue

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Fatigue is a common and often disabling symptom that occurs in patients with chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, cancer, neurological diseases and a number of other conditions in which inflammation and/or cellular stress occurs. Fatigue may be defined as ‘an overwhelming sense of exhaustion, tiredness, languidness, languor, lassitude, and listlessness. It is a subjective feeling which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset.  Fatigue can be Acute and/or Chronic (ongoing state of tiredness), that leads to mental or

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PSORIASIS – Kidney Disease

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The patient with psoriasis has an increased risk of developing one or more of a number of other diseases/conditions that share many immunological features with psoriasis. CHART 1: Comorbidities Associated with Psoriasis     Renal Disease     Chronic Kidney Disease 1, 2, 3 Numerous case reports have described the coexistence of psoriasis and kidney disease (Glomerulonephritis - acute inflammation of the glomeruli, which are structures in the kidneys that are made up of tiny blood vessels). Various types of kidney disease have been discussed

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PSORIASIS AND COMORBIDITIES – Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders – PART 3

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The last in our 3 part series addressing psychological and psychiatric disorders associated with psoriasis.    Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders –    Sleep Disorders    Somatoform Disorders    Substance dependence of abuse 1, 2, 3 Sleep Disorders It is thought that psoriasis has a direct effect on the development of sleep disorders due to the cutaneous (skin) symptoms of the condition. The skin is the primary circadian mediator of core body temperature (CBT), and a decrease in CBT in the late evening is an important mechanism

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PSORIASIS AND COMORBIDITIES – Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders – PART 2

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WHAT IS COMORBIDITY?  Comorbidity is a concurrence of multiple diseases or disorders in association with a given disease, in this case, psoriasis.  INCREASED RISK  The patient with psoriasis has an increased risk of developing one or more of a number of other diseases/conditions that share many immunological features with psoriasis.  CHART 1: Comorbidities Associated with Psoriasis     Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders –    Personality Traits and Personality Disorders    Schizophrenia and other psychoses    Sexual Dysfunction 1, 2, 3 Personality Traits and Personality Disorders It has also been proposed

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PSORIASIS AND COMORBIDITIES – Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders – Part 1

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WHAT IS COMORBIDITY? Comorbidity is a concurrence of multiple diseases or disorders in association with a given disease, in this case, psoriasis. INCREASED RISK  The patient with psoriasis has an increased risk of developing one or more of a number of other diseases/conditions that share many immunological features with psoriasis. CHART 1: Comorbidities Associated with Psoriasis Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders – Depression anxiety Suicide Addiction 1, 2, 3 Psychophysiologic disorders are associated with skin conditions, such as psoriasis, that are frequently precipitated or exacerbated by emotional stress. For many sufferers

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