Why blood pressure drugs linked to some inflammatory disease

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Psoriasis is a skin problem many people deal with. It makes the skin red, itchy, and flaky, showing up mostly on the knees, elbows, body, and head.

Although it’s a long-term issue without a cure, there are ways to lessen its effects.

Recently, researchers at Ewha Woman’s University made an interesting discovery. They found that medicines for high blood pressure might play a role in causing psoriasis.

By looking at 13 different studies, they noticed that people taking certain blood pressure drugs, like ones that help relax blood vessels or manage the body’s salt, might have a higher chance of developing psoriasis.

The scientists think these medications could mess with how our immune system works or affect the outer layer of our skin, leading to more inflammation and skin issues.

This finding is especially important for people who take these drugs because it means they should watch out for any signs of psoriasis.

Understanding this link can help doctors and patients make better choices when dealing with high blood pressure and psoriasis. Knowing what triggers psoriasis is also key.

It could be anything from getting sick, feeling stressed, or even the weather turning cold. The goal of treatment is to slow down how fast skin cells grow and to clear up the skin.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common health problem that can lead to serious conditions like heart disease or strokes. There are many types of medications for managing high blood pressure, including:

  • ACE inhibitors: These help blood vessels relax and lower the amount of a certain hormone that can increase blood pressure.
  • Beta-blockers: These slow down the heart and reduce the force of its beats.
  • Calcium-channel blockers: These also help blood vessels relax and lower the amount of calcium that makes the heart and vessels tighten.
  • Diuretics: These remove extra salt and water from the body.
  • Renin inhibitors: These lower the production of renin, a hormone that can raise blood pressure.
  • Alpha-blockers: These help relax blood vessels and make it easier for blood to flow.

Each person might react differently to these drugs, so finding the right one can take some time. It’s also important to think about side effects and talk to a doctor before changing any medication.

Leading a healthy life, including eating well, staying active, and managing stress, plays a big role in controlling high blood pressure and improving overall health.

The study by Hye Sun Gwak and her team, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, underlines the need to think carefully about the medicines we take.

It shows how vital it is to tailor medical care to each person, considering the potential side effects and finding the best path forward.

If you care about high blood pressure, please read studies that early time-restricted eating could help improve blood pressure, and natural coconut sugar could help reduce blood pressure and artery stiffness.

For more information about blood pressure, please see recent studies about added sugar in your diet linked to higher blood pressure, and results showing vitamin D could improve blood pressure in people with diabetes.

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