what is psoriasis
Lara Wyatt
Lara Wyatt
November 9, 2018
What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that is marked by itchy, red, and scaly spots. Read on to learn more about psoriasis here.

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Is Psoriasis Hereditary?

Is Psoriasis Hereditary?

The significance of having a close family member who has psoriasis can be confusing, as varying studies have had varying results.
8 found this helpful by Patricia Bratianu on July 1, 2015
Why Psoriasis and Asthma Often Co-Exist

Why Psoriasis and Asthma Often Co-Exist

Recent research shows an undeniable connection between asthma and psoriasis. It shows that those with psoriasis are about 40% more likely to develop asthma.
35 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on June 24, 2015
Psoriasis in Children and Babies

Psoriasis in Children and Babies

Psoriasis in children is often misdiagnosed – lesions in children may not resemble the psoriatic plaques seen in adults. Learn the signs and treatments.
62 found this helpful by Patricia Bratianu on May 27, 2015
How Does Psoriasis Develop?

How Does Psoriasis Develop?

How does psoriasis develop? The exact cause that triggers the development of psoriasis is not known, but there are some things scientists agree on.
25 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on May 11, 2015
Psoriasis White Patches

Psoriasis White Patches

One of the most common lasting effects of psoriasis flare-ups is the change in skin pigmentation or white patches.
127 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on May 6, 2015
Psoriasis and Weight

Psoriasis and Weight

There is a unique relationship between psoriasis and weight. Exercising regularly not only helps you shed extra pounds, but can also improve your psoriasis.
113 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on April 15, 2015
Symptoms of Psoriasis

Symptoms of Psoriasis

Signs and symptoms of psoriasis may vary depending on the type of psoriasis you have.
96 found this helpful by Patricia Bratianu on April 8, 2015
Heart Disease Risk

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.
47 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on March 25, 2015
Hormones and Psoriasis

Hormones and Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease, and hormones are notoriously taxing – combine the two and you could have an unhappy mixture of symptoms.
92 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on March 11, 2015
Smoking and Psoriasis

How Does Smoking Affect Your Skin?

Is smoking and psoriasis really so bad? Studies show smokers with psoriasis have more trouble avoiding flare-ups and otherwise managing the disease.
28 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on February 18, 2015