Danish researchers have recently found that having a 10-15 percent weight loss, especially for people with psoriasis may actually notice a significant and lasting improvement in their condition. The study, which has included 60 obese psoriasis-affected respondents, was found to have experienced a reduction in psoriasis symptoms. Hence, the researchers have concluded that weight loss may help reduce psoriasis symptoms.
Weight Loss Offers A New Hope As It May Ease Psoriasis
In one of his statements reported by Bel Marra Health, study co-author Prof. Arne Astrup said that there has long been a common connection between obesity and the severity of psoriasis symptoms. He claimed that psoriasis and obesity have both been linked with an increased prevalence of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Additionally, he explained that if there is a possibility for obese psoriasis patients to lose weight and maintain a certain weight limit, the researchers believe that it could potentially derive positive effects on the person's overall health and as well as the quality of life.
Furthermore, according to Web MD, dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, Dr. Doris Day said that Psoriasis is more than just a skin condition that we have commonly knew about it. She continues to explain that an increased weight could mean an additional stress in the heart as well as other organs which is perceived to trigger psoriasis. On the other hand, it was found that the study has highly emphasized the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle which includes a healthy weight and if overweight or obese, it would be advisable to lose weight for managing psoriasis more effectively. Ultimately, experts have noted that Psoriasis is a chronic disease that is usually characterized by red, itchy and scaly patches of skin, but highlights that the severity of the condition varies from person to person.