Dermatology Conditions and Treatments

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a disease of the skin in which the top layer of the skin grows too many cells. Extra cells can cause patches of red, flaky skin to form around the area of the psoriasis.

Psoriasis can present in different types, such as Plaque psoriasis; it can also appear on most areas of the skin, like the foot, cuticle, scalp, or anywhere on the body.

Patients suffering from psoriasis may notice cyclical changes in their condition, as psoriasis can be triggered by lifestyle factors.

Symptoms

Many people with psoriasis experience different symptoms, as symptoms can change from individual to individual. Symptoms that are common and found in almost every case include flakiness, blood, scaling, dryness, redness, and discoloration.

Causes

There is currently no known cause of psoriasis, though some theories say that it is genetic. It is also thought that psoriasis is the result of an ineffective immune system, caused by “T cells”.

Another cause of psoriasis is thought to be external factors, such as anxiety, changes in climate, viruses, injuries, medications, or bad general health habits.

Treatment

Psoriasis does not currently have a cure, though it does have treatments for its symptoms, including moisturizers, oral medications, and photo therapy.

The psoriasis treatment options available on the market today can reduce the appearance of symptoms and stagger future development of the disease.

Clinical treatment options are provided by Healthpointe for anyone suffering from psoriasis.

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