If you’re suffering from both migraine and skin rashes, you’re not alone. Did you know there is a direct connection between these two which needs to be researched.
Many of you know about Psoriasis. It’s a very common skin disease that affects 2-4 percent of the population. It’s of different types, but mostly shows up as scaly, red patches of skin. It may show up in your nails, or even as stiff joints. It can be either a major condition or just a small annoyance, and may flare up at different times.
In a study carried out in 2015 in Italy, it was found that people suffering from psoriasis, women especially, were more prone to migraine attacks. In most cases, this is a migraine accompanied by an aura, but migraine without aura also shows up very often.
So, what’s this connection, and why you should care to know more?
Many researchers suspect that there is a biological relationship between the two, but further research is needed. Migraines are often associated with many autoimmune diseases like psoriasis, so in a way this is not surprising.
But researchers are more concerned about this link between skin rashes (psoriasis) and migraine-and cardiovascular disease. In fact, some psoriasis treatments may significantly increase the risk of irregular heartbeat, hypertension, and stroke. Migraine also increases risk of heart disease. So having both of them increases your risk further.
Is there any solution?
It’s important to discuss this with your doctor if you notice some psoriasis symptoms. There are many helpful treatments, but you need to undergo some tests on your levels of vitamin D. Include Omega-3 supplements in your diet, as they can help in both psoriasis and migraines. It’s helpful to have a look at your risk of cardiovascular disease.
These days there are many effective treatments for psoriasis, as there are for migraines. Consult your doctor and choose the best one for your needs. Being aware of both these diseases will help patients assess their symptoms and find suitable treatment that really works.