What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic disease that speeds up a group of cell’s life cycles. This causes them to build up rapidly into scaly red patches on the surface of the skin that are itchy and can be painful at times. It is a common condition whose symptoms and signs come and go. Psoriasis is a unique disease that doesn’t affect everyone in the same way or to the same magnitude, patients can go from mild to almost totally disabling in their day-to-day life. Common skin areas that are affected are knees, elbows, torso, palms, and soles of the feet.
Who Gets It?
The National Institutes of Health estimate that about 2% of Americans of the United States are affected by this disease. Psoriasis generally onsets around the age of 28, but it can appear at any age. Women are more likely to be affected by this disease, but men can suffer more complications that affect the eyes do to it. As well, people in the tropics or that have dark skin are not affected in the same numbers as those without.
Psoriasis can be diagnosed through a simple clinical evaluation. Skin biopsies are rarely needed and the expert team at Premier Multispecialty Infusions will examine the medical history and do a physical exam to help with the diagnosis.
What Are Symptoms of Psoriasis?
Signs and symptoms of psoriasis will come and go and can range from a few spots of dandruff-like scaling to major eruptions that cover large areas of the body. Here are some common signs to look for before seeing professionals at Premier Multispecialty Infusions:
- Red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery scales
- Small scaling spots
- Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
- Itching, burning or soreness
- Thickened, pitted or ridged nails
- Swollen and stiff joints
Psoriasis can affect more than just the skin as well. The nails, scalp, eyes, and the are also areas that will feel the effect of this disease. Paying attention to discoloration and abnormal nail growth, dandruff and inflammation of the armpits and groin, as well as, swelling in the joints accompanied by pain
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