A new study has determined that people who suffer from psoriasis along with hypertension have higher chances of suffering of high blood pressure. The study was based on 835 psoriasis patients who also suffered from hypertension. Researchers contrasted the results with those obtained from a group of 2,400 people who only had hypertension.
It was discovered that the patients who suffered from both psoriasis and hypertension were in need of more treatment against high blood pressure than those who only suffered from hypertension. This was seen when the patients had to be taking four different drugs to control their blood pressure levels.
The researchers stated that their findings were still of importance despite the fact that other factors that could be linked (such as smoking and diabetes). Although this might lead one to think that perhaps the drugs used to battle psoriasis might be the ones affecting the blood pressure levels, researchers determined that it was not the case.
This study is of high importance due to the fact that now we know psoriasis isn’t a condition limited to affect the skin but also can lead to problems such as developing cardiovascular conditions because of the high levels of blood pressure.
This helps doctors treat their patients with more attention for strokes and heart conditions. They should be monitored closely and follow treatment that will not jeopardize their blood pressure levels.
Previous studies have shown that psoriasis patients have a higher risk of suffering from constricted blood vessels which sometimes might end up being damaged. That is one of the reasons why they end up with higher blood pressure.
Physicians are confident that this study is going to help in the evolution of the treatment for psoriasis because it helps them gain a better view of the disease as a whole and on its behavior.