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Is Psoriasis Hereditary: A Look at the Genetics of Psoriasis

Is Psoriasis Hereditary?

A person who has no relatives with psoriasis may develop the disease; however it is much more common among families. The significance of having a close family member who has psoriasis can be confusing, as varying studies have had varying results. People who have a sibling with psoriasis have about a 12-18% chance of getting the illness, according to one researcher. However, another study showed that if a child has psoriasis and neither parent is diagnosed...

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Heart Disease Risk

Since psoriasis stems from an inflammatory response of the immune system, many experts believe that this inflammation can raise the risk of heart disease.
216 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on March 25, 2015
Psoriasis and Isolation

Psoriasis and Isolation

Fear of judgment means psoriasis and isolation can easily go hand in hand, if you let them. Consider these tips for beating isolation.
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Can I Dye My Hair with Psoriasis?

Want to change your hair color but concerned psoriasis and hair dye don't mix? Consider these tips for dying your hair without making your symptoms worse.
270 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on February 11, 2015
Preventing a Psoriasis Infection

Preventing a Psoriasis Infection

Any type of infection can trigger a psoriasis flare up, so it's important to do all you can to prevent a psoriasis infection and get treatment promptly if you do get one.
353 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on February 4, 2015
Psoriasis Complications

Psoriasis Complications

"Controlling psoriasis and preventing possible psoriasis complications requires multiple strategies," writes nurse Patricia Bratianu.
72 found this helpful by Patricia Bratianu on February 4, 2015
Psoriasis and Diabetes

Psoriasis and Diabetes

Psoriasis and diabetes have an inflammatory response occur in the body. Researchers believe that the inflammation from psoriasis can cause type 2 diabetes.
472 found this helpful by Yvonne Banks on January 28, 2015
Alcohol and Psoriasis

Alcohol and Psoriasis

Barley is commonly used in the fermentation process of making beer; it contains gluten, a substance that many psoriasis patients are sensitive to.
97 found this helpful by Yvonne Banks on December 19, 2014
Comorbidities

Psoriasis Comorbidities You Should Be Aware of

Many people with psoriasis have a greater risk of other chronic and serious health problems, also referred to as comorbidities.
2 found this helpful by Yvonne Banks on December 16, 2014
Avoiding Dairy Products

Avoiding Dairy Products

Do you suffer from psoriasis and want to know if you should avoid dairy products? This topic is quite controversial.
1.2k found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on December 2, 2014
Psoriasis and Kidney Problems

Psoriasis and Kidney Problems

If you have psoriasis, it's vital to take steps to improve your kidney health, as there is a link between moderate and severe psoriasis and kidney problems.
306 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on November 18, 2014