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Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition. It is not contagious. Symptoms include red scaly patches on skin, itchiness and flaking of the skin. The areas most commonly affected are the scalp, elbows and knees, but psoriasis can occur anywhere on the body. There is no cure for psoriasis, but it can be completely controlled with treatment.

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Psoriasis Healthdirect

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People with severe psoriasis have an increased risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, obesity, some types of cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and other immune‐related disorders, and liver and kidney disease. The condition can affect the nails and joints, and can seriously affect someone's emotional and social wellbeing.

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Psoriasis Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Medibank

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Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It is most commonly found on the scalp, elbows and knees, but can appear anywhere on the body. Psoriasis is not contagious and there is no cure, but …

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Skin Health Institute Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is associated with other health conditions that form part of the metabolic syndrome, including diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. How it Happens. Despite it being a relatively common condition, we do not know the exact cause of psoriasis. Psoriasis runs in families (30% of patients have a positive family history) and is thought to be due to a …

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Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment, Symptoms And Types

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It is called ‘psoriatic arthritis’ because it tends to affect people with psoriasis, a condition that causes red, scaly patches on the skin. Although the exact causes of psoriasis are not well understood, the condition is thought to involve the immune system behaving abnormally.

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Psoriasis: Types Of Psoriasis And Their Basic Health Cause

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If stress is a trigger factor for your psoriasis, a Functional Medicine health practitioner can also give you advice on natural stress management to allow you more control over your symptoms. Leaky gut. Increased intestinal permeability and abnormalities in the lining of the gut have both been demonstrated in psoriasis patients. If the gut lining becomes leaky, the passage of …

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Psoriasis: Symptoms, Treatment, Images And More DermNet

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Health conditions associated with psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are more likely than others to have associated health conditions such as are listed here. Inflammatory arthritis “psoriatic arthritis” (an autoimmune disease) and spondyloarthropathy can be seen in up to 40% of patients with early-onset chronic plaque psoriasis. Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease and …

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Psoriasis Pictures, Treatments, Symptoms Healthline

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In general, psoriasis consists of scaly, silvery, sharply defined skin patches. It may be located on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back, and it …

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Psoriasis Health – Healing One Trial And Error At A Time

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Psoriasis health – Healing one trial and error at a time Psoriasis health. How many people take for granted smooth, soft, silky skin I don’t and neither do 2-3% of the planet. That’s just slightly more than 125 million (or more) people with Psoriasis. Learn more The truth is rarely pure and never simple Oscar Wilde

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Psoriasis: Causes, Triggers And Treatments: National

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Inflammation caused by psoriasis can impact other organs and tissues in the body. People with psoriasis may also experience other health conditions. One in three people with psoriasis may also develop psoriatic arthritis. Signs of PsA include swelling, stiffness and pain in the joints and areas surrounding the joints.

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Psoriasis Types, Symptoms & Causes NIAMS

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Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease, which means that your body’s immune system starts overacting and causing problems. If you have psoriasis, immune cells become active and produce molecules that set off the rapid production of skin cells. This is why skin in people with the disease is inflamed and scaly.

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Psoriasis: More Than Skin Deep Harvard Health

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At a basic level, psoriasis is a disorder of the immune system. White blood cells called T-helper lymphocytes become overactive, producing excess amounts of cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor, interleukin-2, and interferon-gamma. In turn, these chemicals trigger inflammation in the skin and other organs.

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Psoriasis Treatment DermNet NZ

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Health conditions associated with psoriasis include psoriatic arthritis, sleep disturbance, and depression. Treatment for these may help skin disease. Treatment for these may help skin disease. Due to the association between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome , weight loss, smoking cessation , moderation of alcohol intake , and blood pressure control may also lead to …

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is psoriasis?

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells. What are the symptoms of psoriasis? Psoriasis causes patches of thick red skin and silvery scales.

What are the health risks of psoriasis?

Many people who have psoriasis also have serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression. Some people with psoriasis also have an inflammatory condition which affects their joints, called psoriatic arthritis.

What can i do about my psoriasis?

What Can I Do? Although there is no cure, there are more effective treatments for psoriasis today than ever before. Treating psoriasis can help improve symptoms as well as lower the risk of developing other health conditions such as psoriatic arthritis, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and depression.

Why does psoriasis get worse before it gets better?

This occurs because the overactive immune system speeds up skin cell growth. Normal skin cells completely grow and shed (fall off) in a month. With psoriasis, skin cells do this in only three or four days.

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