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Psoriasis News Storm – Heart Attacks, Guidelines,
NSAIDs and Kalekye Mumo
May 16, 2018
Kalekye Mumo Opens Up About the Chronic Disease She Has
Been Battling With
A well-known radio host has opened up about her difficulties with psoriasis after being called
out on social media. Kalekye fought back against those ridiculing her.
However, there were those people in
her comment section who were more
concerned with her arms which had a
few patches and some rudely asked her
to cover up. Little did they know that
the patches were as a result of a chronic
and incurable autoimmune disease
known as Psoriasis. A condition that
causes skin cells to grow at an
uncontrollable rate resulting in scaly
skin and patches on the skin surface
which can be itchy and at times painful.
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Responding to the trolls, Kalekye wrote “WAAAAAOO KENYANS…. so now my arms have
hurt your entire existence… waooo did you forget, I DON’T DO LIFE TO PLEASE YOU!!” She
then went on to add “But let me educate you.”
Source: Kalekye Mumo opens up about the chronic disease she has been battling with
A New Look at Pediatric Psoriasis Guidelines
This is a great article for parents of children with psoriasis. It’s one thing for adults to have
psoriasis, it’s completely different for parents that may not have psoriasis but have
children that do.
If you’re a parent of a child with psoriasis, I urge you to do some research and educate your
child about what to expect as they grow up.
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released the first comorbidity screening
guidelines for pediatric psoriasis. The
consensus statement, released last July,
comes out amid increasing evidence
that — like adults with psoriasis —
children with the disease are at elevated
risk for systemic and behavioral
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“There is increasing evidence that psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where other organs
are affected. Data has shown higher rates of heart attacks, strokes in adults with psoriasis and
evidence of vascular inflammation. Psoriatic arthritis, hepatic disease, obesity, depression, and
anxiety are also associated with psoriasis,” said Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric
and adolescent dermatology at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s
Hospital, San Diego.
Source: Pediatric Psoriasis Guidelines
5 Reasons You’re More Likely To Have A Heart Attack
This is another secondary risk that we need to be aware of. An increased risk of heart disease
is something that doesn’t initially make sense to associate with psoriasis, but it’s one of the
most deadly side effects.
Eating a lousy diet and spending too much
time in couch-potato mode are surefire ways
to raise your risk of having a heart attack.
But there are other less obvious factors that
may be contributing to the 1.5 million heart
attacks—and 500,000 deaths—that occur
each year. Here are five you’re probably not
familiar with, along with easy ways to
sidestep their risk and keep your ticker
5 signs your heart isn’t working as well as it
The effects of psoriasis may be more than skin deep: Studies show the risk of developing heart
disease is two to three times greater in people with this skin problem. The common denominator is
inflammation, says Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale
School of Medicine. “The same chronic inflammation that’s in the skin [of people with psoriasis]
can also damage arteries, leading to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke,” says Gohara.
Source: 5 Surprising Reasons You’re More Likely To Have A Heart Attack
What You Need to Know About NSAIDs
Many of us take NSAIDs on a regular basis for aches and pains. Just make sure you know the
potential side effects.
NSAIDs (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs) are some of the
most commonly used pain relievers and
can either be prescribed by your doctor
or purchased over the counter (OTC).
They’re used to treat a wide range of
illnesses, from arthritis to headaches to
sprains to postsurgical pain. Like any
medication, NSAIDs can cause side
effects, some of them serious.
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Aspirin (Bayer, Bufferin, etc.), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.), naproxen sodium (Aleve,
Anaprox, Naprosyn), celecoxib (Celebrex), fenoprofen (Nalfon), indomethacin (Indocin),
oxaprozin (Daypro), piroxicam (Feldene), diclofenac (Voltaren), salsalate (Disalcid)
How They Work
NSAIDs block proteins called cyclooxygenase enzymes (COX enzymes) that help make
prostaglandins, hormone-like chemicals that cause pain by activating the inflammatory response.
Blocking COX enzymes decreases the level of prostaglandins, reducing pain. NSAIDs also lessen
inflammation like swelling, redness and fever.
Side Effects and What to Do About Them
The most common side effects of taking NSAIDs are stomach issues like irritation, pain,
heartburn, gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. These side effects can usually be relieved by
taking your NSAIDs with food or milk or by also taking antacids such as Mylanta or Tums.
Dizziness, mild headaches, problems concentrating, balance issues and lightheadedness are also
More serious side effects can include high blood pressure, ulcers, allergic reactions, retaining
fluid (which can cause swelling in the face, hands, lower legs, feet or ankles), bloody or cloudy
urine, rashes, blurry vision, jaundice, exhaustion, difficulty breathing, ringing in the ears,
vomiting blood, weakness in one side of the body, light sensitivity, extremely painful headache or
back pain, a change in balance or ability to think clearly, chest pain and faster heartbeat. Let your
doctor know right away if you experience any of these.
The FDA strengthened its warning about non-aspirin NSAIDs in 2015, saying they can increase
the risk for heart attacks and strokes, even in the first weeks of use. The increased risk of heart
attack or stroke still applies if you don’t have heart disease, though the risk is generally higher for
those with heart disease or risk factors for heart disease.
Source: Need to Know: NSAIDs
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