Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that can bring discomfort and pain to those affected. In this condition, skin cells undergo an unusually rapid replication process, far outpacing the normal rate. The result is a non-contagious skin condition characterized by the emergence of round and reddish patches covered with silvery scales. These distinctive patches most commonly appear on the scalp, knees, elbows, hands, and feet.


  • Genetics – specific genes associated with psoriasis have been identified
  • Immune System Dysfunction - Psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease
  • Environmental Triggers - Stress, injuries, and medications can trigger or exacerbate psoriasis
  • Hormonal Changes - Changes during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause can impact psoriasis
  • Obesity – has an impact on psoriasis
  • Smoking and Alcohol - Smoking and excessive alcohol affect psoriasis


  • Red, inflamed skin that can be dry, cracked and itchy. Some experience a burning sensation
  • Silver or Whitish Scales and lesions
  • Thickened or pitted nails
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling and inflammation


 Psoriasis treatments topical medication, oral medication, light therapy, and creams. Individuals with psoriasis must work closely with their dermatologist to determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on their specific conditions and needs.

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