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Doctor insights on: Psoriasis Health Problems

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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What social problems are linked to health issues?

What social problems are linked to health issues?

Depends: How disease is viewed depends on time, society and context. Usually, higher socio-economic status correlates with better access to healthcare. For example, diabetes in poor areas might be associated with poor access to healthful foods and education, while in affluent areas, might be due to sedentary life-style and overindulgence. ...Read more

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What health risks or health problems does malocclusion cause?

What health risks or health problems does malocclusion cause?

Yes: Not being able to chew efficiently and untoward effects to the jaw joints are two of the main risks to overall health. That is the goal of orthodontic treatment, to correct any malooclusion. Sometimes the malocclusion is so severe that in an individual who has stopped growing, surgery may be needed to fully correct the problem. ...Read more

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Whole family mental health problems! could mine be hereditary?

Tendency may be : The tendency to develop mental health issues may very well be inherited, but the environment you live in and your approach to problems also plays a big role. You can overcome the possible heredity issues by working to manage your environment and developing healthy coping skills for addressing problems. ...Read more

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Help please! is depression and other mental health problems genetic?

Help please! is depression and other mental health problems genetic?

Depression Familial: While depression and other mental health problems are not technically genetic, it can be familial. If you have one or more 1st degree relative (mother, father, etc) with depression or another mental illness, you could be at increased risk for the condition as well. ...Read more

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Can hypothyriod cause other health issues ?

Can hypothyriod cause other health issues

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Yes: The thyroid affects all system in the body and could cause many health issues. If you are hypothyroid, it's important to see your doctor to get it treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What health conditions can affect mobility?

What health conditions can affect mobility?

The list is long....: These are the first things that come to mind: scleroderma, MS, cerebral palsy, osteoarthritis, any fracture in the lower limb, osteoporosis, ALS, stroke, meningitis (more than just mobility), Lyme disease, herniated lumbar discs, torn ligaments in the knee, torn meniscus, ankle sprains, blisters on the feet. Iam sure there are others, maybe other Doctors on HealthTap can add some more. ...Read more

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Does chemotherapy cause other health problems?

Does chemotherapy cause other health problems?

Possible: Some chemotherapy such as taxanes and vincristine can cause neuropathy (nerve damage) others such as the vinca alkaloids can cause constipation. Gemzar (gemcitabine) can cause diarrhea. Cisplatin can cause hearing loss and neuropathy and kidney damage. Some of these effects are short and some long term complications. There are many other drugs which are used. Speak with you oncologist regarding more specifics. ...Read more

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What can cause mental health problems?

What can cause mental health problems?

Many: There are many causes of mh problems, including genetics, environmental stress, addictive substances, substance sensitivities, psychological trauma, thought processes, neurologic factors, and more. Discerning the cause in specific instances requires medical and psychological evaluations. ...Read more

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Why are eating disorders both a mental health problem and a physical health problem?

Why are eating disorders both a mental health problem and a physical health problem?

Eating disorders: They can be a physical health problem because being overweight or underweight physically taxes the body and can be lethal in extreme vases of morbid obesity or anorexia. The eating is a physical manifestation of unprocessed, and often deeply conflicted emotions that can be quite extreme in some patients. ...Read more

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Will my cavities cause non-oral health issues?

Will my cavities cause non-oral health issues?

Possible: If they lead to infected tooth which becomes an abscess, then the infection from this can be carried via the blood stream to other parts and organs of the body. Best not to ignore the cavities. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Are mental health disorders curable?

Are mental health disorders curable?

Resolution: Typically mental health disorder are not thought of as curable. Rather, emotional issues and conflicts are usually though of as being better managed or resolved through psychotherapy/ medication as well. The symptoms, whatever they may be, ideally diminish in impact, but will always be there to a much lessened degree. Through psychotherapy one learns how to recognize triggers of emotional issues. ...Read more

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What health complications are associated with psoriasis

What health complications are associated with psoriasis

Heart dz, skin ca: Patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing skin cancers and cardiovascular disease. For this reason, it is recommended that those with psoriasis get general skin checks at least once yearly, and establish care with a primary care doctor to monitor cholesterol and be educated on heart disease prevention. ...Read more

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Can my addiction cause health problems

Can my addiction cause health problems

Likely: I don't know what you are addicted to, each substance does have unique properties and affect the body in different ways, ex alcohol can affect the liver more than cocaine. But any addiction has adverse effects on the mind, body and spirit. Rehabs don't discriminate based on substance yet people don't enter them well. ...Read more

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Can stis cause other health problems?

Can stis cause other health problems?

Absolutely: 1. Hiv - causes many illnesses including cancers, liver problems, blood problems, etc. 2. Syphilis - cardiac issues, neurologic issues, mental disorders 3. Hpv - cervical, rectal cancer etc. ...Read more

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Mental health problems from learning disorders. Is this so?

Mental health problems from learning disorders. Is this so?

Possibly: Depending of the level of impairment of a learning disorder, there may be significant stress that can trigger or exacerbate psychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression. In addition, psychiatric disorders such as adhd may masquerade as learning disorders. ...Read more

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What health problems are related with foot fetishism?

What health problems are related with foot fetishism?

All feet infections: I am presuming you are touching, kissing and licking some ones feet. What ever feet are infected with can be contracted; fungal infections, bacterial as well as viral infection especially if they warts. There is a chance of contracting HIV and hep b infection too. ...Read more