Psoriasis is a common and chronic skin disease that causes someone to experience flares of itchy and scaly patches of skin. It can form anywhere on the body, but is most commonly seen on the knees, elbows, scalp, and abdomen.
This condition does not have a known cure, but there are treatment methods and lifestyle changes that have proven to be effective for those living with psoriasis.
Psoriasis isn’t a fully understood disease as of yet, but researchers believe that both genetics and environmental factors play a part.
Common psoriasis triggers include:
Psoriasis symptoms may start in childhood, but adults can also develop the condition.
The most common symptoms of psoriasis are:
An unfortunate reality of psoriasis is that it increases your risk for more serious diseases, so it’s important to work with your board-certified dermatologist on your personalized treatment plan and to live as healthy of a lifestyle as possible.
Some of the more serious conditions associated with psoriasis are:
Our trusted team of board-certified dermatologists can help you live as comfortably as possible with psoriasis by recommending a personalized treatment plan specific to your unique needs.
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