An Introduction to Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is an unrelieved provocative non contagious skin and joint disease that affects our immune system. The white blood cells (T-cells) become over-stimulated and it commonly causes red crusty dry patches (also called psoriatic plaques or lesions) to emerge on the skin because of the excessive skin production. The skin reacts just the same with the fungus infection. Researchers believe that inheritance, atmosphere, and the immune system may also play a primary role in psoriasis.

If you have psoriasis it will affects your immune system results an abnormally hasty skin cell cycle and usually itchy and feel sore. The process of having psoriasis begins at the bottom layer of the epidermis, where keratinocytes are completed. Keratinocytes are juvenile skin cells that fabricate keratin, a strong protein that helps the structure of hair, nails and skin.

Generally, skin cells that are produced in the deepest layers of our skin make their way to the outside in just a week or less. They are full-grown, that sloughed off the skin, and replaced with novel skin cells from underneath. Our skin cannot get rid of these cells as much as necessary speed, so they fabricate up and doing, leading to chunky, dry patches, or plaques, silvery, crumbling areas of dead skin.

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They usually rise in your elbows, feet, palms, legs, face wrists, lower back and knees but can also affect any area such as our scalp and genitals but overall it can also affects our whole body. In relation with eczema, psoriasis is more prone to be found on the peripheral portion of the joint (psoriatic arthritis). Our fingernails and toenails can also affect with psoriasis (psoriatic nail dystrophy or nail lesions).

Psoriasis is not curable skin disease from time to time improving and worsening especially if you were triggered to scratch them. Some people with psoriasis can rise in the colder winter months while others in the warmer months in increased sunlight exposure. Patients with psoriasis can explode by changes in climate, stress, infections, a drug-related rash and dry skin and excess in alcohol.

Psoriasis can infected worldwide, whatever your gender and race, either you are baby, teen or an adult but most of the patients can only diagnosed in their early adult years. People with rigorous psoriasis may have collective awkwardness, job strain, expressive anguish and other delicate issues for the reason that the outward show of their skin.

About 25-40% of patients with psoriasis can also develop psoriatic arthritis and still cannot be diagnosed especially if the symptoms are placid. They usually develops between the early 30’s to the late 40’s; on the other hand, as mentioned on the previous paragraph that it can affect of any age of any gender worldwide and 5.7 to 7.5 millions of people in the United States or 2 to 2.6 percent of the total population suffers psoriasis.

There are different types of psoriasis but regardless of what type you have it usually causes you a discomfort life. And because of psoriasis, most patients can be awake even at night because of the itchy feeling. The pain can be difficult to handle and some even think to finish their life because of discomfort.

Being a patient with psoriasis will be suffers a lifelong treatment and therapy and can losing all your financial investment just for the medications.

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Paul says:

Hey, I enjoyed your write-up about psoriasis, especially the infographic. Hopefully the recent advent of biologics can help to isolate the specific genes that cause psoriasis… because it is really difficult to live with!