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Psoriasis is a condition of the skin that affects approximately 2% of people, and can cause significant social and psychological effects in addition to the discomforts of itchy or painful skin. Some people will psoriasis will develop a serious condition called psoriatic arthritis, causing joint inflammation and pain. For more information on psoriatic arthritis, visit Psoriatic Arthritis Guide.

Proper diagnosis and treatment are critical in treating psoriasis. Read the articles below for more information on psoriasis.

What is Psoriasis?

It is unfortunate but true that many people, including some doctors, believe that skin diseases are not essential, or even trivial. While it is true that many skin diseases are not life-threatening, the emotional and social impact can be comparable to that of clinical depression and should not be taken lightly. Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes scaling of the skin, and it can often be itchy or even painful. It can be localized, areas affecting specific points of the body, such as the nails, arms, or the backside, or it can be widespread.

Sunlight Can Help your Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common and chronic disorder where the skin becomes thickened, scaly, and red, causing itchiness, drying, and sometimes pain. The extent varies largely, and can be specific or general and widespread. An immunological disorder is at the heart of psoriasis, causing cells which defend the body from pathogens to become overactive, which has the effect of permanently modifying the skin. Normally, it takes 28 days for the skin to generate and shed, however in psoriatic patients, this takes 4 days, resulting in the piling of new skin, creating the scale in the skin. For more information, visit psoriasisguide.ca.

Treating Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects about 2% of the population, causing itchy and sometime painful scaling of the skin. A certain percentage of people with psoriasis will develop a serious condition called psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis can affect people of all ages, and usually starts with scaly patches of skin appearing on the scalp, elbow, or knees. A doctor can diagnose this condition with relative ease.       

Psoriatic Arthritis Factsheet

Psoriatic arthritis is an uncommon form of arthritis that affects about a third of people who have psoriasis. Although psoriasis can begin at any age, usually following skin trauma of some sort which triggers the condition, the arthritic effect usually starts following the psoriasis, usually during the 20s to the 40s.

For more information about psoriasis, visit www.psoriasisguide.ca.

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