Psoriasis Skin Disease

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin disease that causes inflammation and scaling of the skin that affects approximately 2 percent to 2.6 percent of the U.S. population. (1) Normal, healthy skin experiences cell turnover about once a month, but when you have psoriasis, the skin cells rise way too fast and actually pile up on top of each other. Thankfully, you can help combat this condition with by following a proper psoriasis diet treatment plan.

We know that Psoriasis Skin Disease begins in the immune system and involves a type of white blood cell called a T cell. (2) When you have psoriasis, the T cells are put into action by mistake and become overly active, leading to unhealthy swelling and fast turnover of skin cells.A major dermatology focus in the realm of skin diseases, Psoriasis Skin Disease symptoms can vary according to the form of psoriasis (of which there are several – more on that below). You might be thinking Psoriasis Skin Disease is just an annoying skin condition, but it can also result in psoriatic arthritis, an inflammation of the joints that affects approximately 30 percent of all psoriasis patients.

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