Psoriasis Facts

Psoriasis doesn’t look good!

And because of this people who do not have psoriasis are often quick to judge the condition and the person who has the condition.  To help eliminate some of those falsely believed judgments here are some true facts about psoriasis:

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition.
Psoriasis is red, scaly and itchy.
Psoriasis runs in families and is therefore hereditary.
Psoriasis is
rare in young children.
Psoriasis affects both males and females.
Psoriasis is more prevalent in Caucasians.
Psoriasis is sometimes associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Psoriasis usually affects otherwise healthy people.
Psoriasis is not contagious.
has no cure.

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent skin disease characterised by discrete, bright red patches covered with silvery scales. The cell production in psoriasis has malfunctioned so the psoriasis sufferer develops cells much more quickly than a person without psoriasis.

The rapid production of the psoriasis cell results in an abnormal cell being produced which appears different and does not offer the same protective functions as the normal cells of the skin.  Psoriasis most commonly affects the scalp, trunk, knees and elbows. The nails are also commonly affected developing a pitted appearance and flaking at the free edge.

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