Chronic urticaria, source of stress and anxiety
The appearance of edema, pruritus and erythema along with headaches, nausea and vomiting, asthma, low blood pressure, constipation, abdominal pain are some of the most characteristic symptoms of chronic urticaria, one of the diseases of the skin that affects a growing percentage of the population.
Although it can occur at any age, urticaria appears mostly after adolescence. One of the clearest manifestations of this condition are displayed in the welts, slightly elevated or reddish. Some of the most affected areas are the buttocks, trunk or chest. However, it can also arise widely throughout the body surface.
The most common causes are leading to acute urticaria. Most allergens involved in this type of urticaria are eggs, shellfish or nuts such as walnuts. There are also certain medications that can cause this cutaneous manifestation, but can also be caused by infections, contact with irritants or insect bites.
The most typical lesion of urticaria is the wheal, an injury that may occur with the passage of minutes, grouped and disappear. In the case of chronic urticaria this process is prolonged in time and no cure. At this time, there are all treatments are focused to mitigate and control their symptoms. In a high percentage of cases, the symptoms specified above disappears before the five year, but in a 11% prevalence will exceed this period.
Approximately, half of the cases of chronic urticaria are autoimmune in origin, so that the presence of such antibodies generated chronic stimulation of mast cells release histamine is detected.
Precisely, the intense itching, hives, angioderma and the sudden appearance of these symptoms occur as a leading source of stress and have a great impact on emotional and psychological level that can contribute to developing states of anxiety and depression.
From Novartis this message is about to project a glimmer of hope for people with this condition and awareness of how important they are caring. At Novartis we recommend consultation with our medical specialist and follow their instructions to control your disease. At present there are different alternatives such as activators glucocorticoid receptor blockers immunoglobulin E (IgE) receptor antagonists and histamine H1 of second generation.
Unpredictable and causing color, chronic urticaria is a condition with which many people have to live from rising until they go to bed. With testimonials like those of Antonio you can see a light at the end of the road and get to recover the illusion that we lost time.