A study conducted by Joel M. Gelfand, M.D., M.S.C.E., and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and released by the Archives of Dermatology in December of 2007 shows that there is an increased risk for early death in men and women who have...
Psoriasis is a skin disorder which is a chronic and recurring condition that varies in severity from minor localized patches to completely covering the body. Psoriasis is a disease which commonly affects the skin and joints and causes red scaly patches to appear. (...)
Psoriasis defined as a chronic skin disorder that commonly affects 1% to 3% of the world’s population. Psoriasis is characterized by periodic flare-ups of red patched covered by a silvery and flakey scale typically on the scalp. (...)
There are several types of psoriasis, each type unique in its own way. Doctors look for signs during a physical exam so they are better able to distinguish one type of psoriasis from another. (...)
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition which causes unique signs and symptoms to its sufferers. Between 10% and 30% of people who develop psoriasis develop a related form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis which causes inflammation of the joints. (...)
Psoriasis sufferers much like any other individual with a disease, should consult with their doctor and be an active participant in the treatment plan. It is after all he/she who have to follow the plan in order for the treatment to have a chance at working. (...)
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease in which skin cells replicate at an extremely rapid rate. New skin cells are produced about eight times faster than normal which causes cells to build up on the skin’s surface. (...)
Having a chronic disease such as psoriasis can make you feel helpless. One way to feel more in control of your life is to learn how to prevent the flare-ups from occurring. Here are some helpful tips to paying attention to your body and to your disease. (...)
When young people have psoriasis it affects them, their parents and siblings. Depending on the age of the child/teen dealing with the day-to-day consequences of psoriasis and the treatments can be confusing, stressful, frustrating, and embarrassing. (...)
Doctors and dermatologists agree that there are things that individuals can do that will help them to prevent or minimize the flare-ups of psoriasis. There are ways to help them live more comfortably with the skin condition and also help initiate better results from...
The change in weather can be rough on normal skin but when you have psoriasis you can use all the help you can get to survive the change of seasons. The cold temperatures and wind of winter can be harmful to skin. (...)
The physical aspects of psoriasis are obvious as the reddened skin and pustules are easily seen by the sufferer and others. The emotional toll caused by the disease is both seen and unseen. The individual with psoriasis now has to deal with the physical changes...
Psoriasis is a disorder of the skin that affects over 6 million residents of the United States. Research has not definitively established what causes psoriasis, but some recent studies have indicated that it may be in immune-mediated disorder. (...)
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease which is characterized by scaling and inflammation. Scaling occurs when cells in the outer layer of the skin reproduce faster than normal and pile up on the skin’s surface. (...)