When your skin develops a dangerous heart disease
Your skin can tell you a lot about your health. If your body loses balance, it tends to appear in the form of acne, rash, eczema or other skin allergies. Why?
Skin problems are rooted in inflammation... just like most other health problems. So if your skin shows signs of inflammation, inflammation can cause serious damage in other parts of your body.
It makes sense that your skin condition can help you understand the health of your other organs, including your heart.
In fact, a recent health study suggests that skin symptoms such as eczema may be a strong signal that you are at higher risk for future cardiovascular diseases, such as unstable angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation and death from heart disease.
The relationship between eczema and cardiovascular disease
A recent study by health researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that people with dry, itchy, allergic skin eczema have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
The study included 385,000 adults with eczema, with an average age of 43. Overall, this is associated with a 10 to 20-fold increase in the risk of eventual cardiovascular disease. But get this... cardiovascular risk gets worse with eczema...
Health researchers have found that people with severe eczema also have some serious and terrible cardiovascular risks, such as:
Stroke risk increased by 20%.
Instability angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation and heart disease mortality increased by 40% to 50%.
Heart failure risk increased by 70%.
Now, if you understand the risk factors of eczema and cardiovascular problems, you will know that there is a common major risk factor in both cases: overweight or obesity.
But health researchers take this into account. Even after researchers adjusted their results to ensure that weight, smoking and alcohol did not bias them, these cardiovascular risks remained stable in patients with eczema.
So what does that mean?
This means that before you deal with more serious problems than dry, itchy, irritating skin, you should be aware that your body warns you that something is already happening.
Controlling the risk of inflammation, eczema and cardiovascular disease
Eczema and cardiovascular disease are associated with high levels of inflammation. Therefore, if you can reduce the level of inflammation, you are likely to increase your risk of disease. Start with:
Eat lots of healthy fruits and vegetables. Fresh whole foods can alleviate chronic inflammation that causes many diseases.
Reduce your sugar intake. On the other hand, sugar can cause flames of inflammation.
Exercise every day. Health studies have shown that regular exercise can maintain low levels of inflammation.
Reduce stress. High levels of stress mean high levels of inflammation. By releasing unnecessary stressors, setting aside time to relax and adopt positive and optimistic life thinking, we can alleviate the stresses in life.
Try anti-inflammatory herbs. Some of the best are turmeric, ginger and boswellin.
A healthy life is important.