How to Deal With Psoriasis – Beliefnet

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Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red scaly patches to appear on the skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, an estimated, 7.5 million people in the United States have psoriasis. “Psoriasis occurs in all age groups but is primarily seen in adults. Up to 40 percent of people with psoriasis experience joint inflammation that produces symptoms of arthritis.” Psoriasis affects the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear in any location and it can burn and sting. Scientists do not know what causes psoriasis. But it’s believed that that the immune system and perhaps genetics play a role in triggering the condition. The skin cells in people with psoriasis grow at an abnormally fast rate and this can cause lesions. AAD also shared that men and women develop psoriasis at equal rates. “Psoriasis also occurs in all racial groups, but at varying rates. About 1.9 percent of African-Americans have psoriasis, compared to 3.6 percent of Caucasians.” Psoriasis may be associated heart disease and depression. Here are 6 ways to deal with psoriasis.

Psoriasis is a battle for many people, but it can be managed with natural remedies and medications where you can feel more comfortable and more confident in your own skin.

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How to Deal With Psoriasis – Beliefnet

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