Important Facts to Know About Psoriasis


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The older we get, the more prone we are to getting sick easier and even contracting diseases and unfortunately we can’t do anything about it but educate ourselves on known diseases. One of the diseases that sticks out is Psoriasis.

Fortunately today there are many new treatments that have helped millions of people that suffer from psoriasis. The past five years in the medical fields has brought a lot of ease to people that have been dealing with this disease for years. Here are some facts about psoriasis and how some of the treatments work.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a disease found in the skin that causes the skin to become older rapidly which results in red patchy like skin that is raw and could range from small to large sores. These are very painful and could pop up anywhere on your skin.

According to doctors that have studied this disease, have noticed that people go through cycles. For example you could be good for a couple of weeks and out of nowhere flare ups will occur. The actual cause is this is still be researched and nobody knows why this happens. But doctors and researching have be figuring out what is related to the disease which is a weak immune system. They believe that hum T cells which are in your system will start attacking your skin cells, this is the reason for the red sores that occur.

Researchers and doctors are still trying to find how exactly this disease occurs so that they can find a way to stop it.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

It is important to know the signs of psoriasis because it is better to know and not have the disease progress further. There are different symptoms for every person but the most common of them happen to be red patches that would be cover be scaly skin which could range from being small or large. Another sign to look for is skin that often cracks and bleeds, this is something that should be look at by a doctor. If you find spots on your skin that happen to burn, itch or feel sore, this could be a sign that you have psoriasis as well. The biggest sign is scaly skin according to psoriasis.org , so if you even think that something doesn’t look right, it won’t hurt to visit your doctor and see what’s going on.

Types of Psoriasis

There are different types of Psoriasis that you should know such as plaque psoriasis, nail psoriasis, inverse psoriasis and Guttate psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is the one that is seen the most and usually is dried skin that is itchy and scaling. Nail psoriasis is when your nails are affected which results in discoloration and at worst could destroy your entire nail. Inverse psoriasis is when the skin is affected in underneath the skin and usually occur by the genitals and armpits. Guttate psoriasis is when a child or younger adult is affected and could result in small patches of scaly skin.

When To Go For A Checkup

You should see a doctor if you can suffering from any of the symptoms listed above because if you don’t deal with it now, it could lead to more serve conditions. Having psoriasis could mean that you have other health issues that you don’t know about and your doctor could help determine what is going on. People that don’t go to the doctor with these symptoms could have another disease which is psoriatic arthritis. This causes pain to your joints and will lead to further damage. Some other diseases that are related to psoriasis is heart disease and diabetes.

Now that you know the symptoms of this horrible disease be sure that you go to the doctor if you end of having any. Remember that this is a serious disease that could lead to other diseases. If you want to find out more be sure to take a look online or ask your doctor next time you go in.

1 https://www.psoriasis.org/

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Erika Bailey

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Head Writer for Wavez for 3 years. Currently living in NYC as i'm a huge foodie and have a passion for broadway shows.