Psoriasis Associated with Obesity in Children

Recently published study shows children with psoriasis are more likely to be obese. Skin Laboratory says Psoriasis has both physical and emotional consequences.
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Nov. 30, 2012 - PRLog -- The study, which shows an association between Psoriasis and obesity in children is recently published in the Archive of Dermatology ( Among the results - children with severe Psoriasis are twice as likely to be obese.

Help your child avoid physical and emotional discomfort by understanding Psoriasis with Skin Laboratory's Psoriasis videos ( The attached image provides tables and charts for a quick overview of the study results. Below you can see some of the tabulated data from the study.

Body Mass Index - Psoriasis vs. Control
Group          |    BMI >= 85th Percentile
Normal Population        |    20.50%
Children with Psoriasis    |    37.90%

Very Large Waist Size against Severity of Psoriasis
Group          |    Waist Size >= 90th Percentile
Normal Population    |    9.30%
Mild Psoriasis        |    14.00%
Severe Psoriasis    |    21.20%

The treatment of skin conditions usually focuses on the physical related implications. But what about the psychological impact? A Psoriasis sufferer not only has to deal with the physical pain, itching and dryness of the condition, but also the emotional anxiety and self-consciousness of going out in public and being seen.

Psoriasis is a skin condition where there is a malfunction the immune system and the production of the skin cells is irregular. Because of this, the skin develops plague areas that are white and flaky. The appearance resembles that of the sheet mineral mica.

The most common areas for Psoriasis are the elbows, knees, sacrum, scalp, nails, palms and soles of the feet. People with Psoriasis may experience cracking, bleeding, itching and other discomforts, especially during a flare-up. A certain type of Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, can even destroy joints.

On top of all of that, many sufferers also experience some degree of emotional toil while dealing with Psoriasis. Among the more common skin conditions, Psoriasis causes quite a bit of change to the physical appearance of the skin, sometimes over a large area. The appearance of the condition during a flare-up is not a pleasant one, especially for areas that are immediately visible and cannot be covered up, such as the face.

There are options for treating Psoriasis, so don’t give up hope. If you decide to treat Psoriasis with a chemical peel, Skin Laboratory recommends one with Lactic acid.

Lactic Acid peels ( bring moisture into the surface cells and exfoliates. This is because Lactic is a natural humectant. The combined effects help to perfect the skin's surface and restore the skin's natural glow.

Many skin conditions cause both physical and emotion damage. Don’t neglect or downplay either of them!

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