Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that is cause non- contagious excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells that results in dry flaky silvery white plaques of thickened, scaly skin. It is incurable.
The skin condition is a result of a problem in the immune system. It triggers the proliferation of skin cells due to inflammatory chemicals produced by specialized white blood cells called T-cells.
It commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalp.
The auto immune skin condition has a spectrum that ranges from mild to severe. Mild Psoriasis is limited in the areas involved and usually covers a very small area while Several Psoriasis covers the entire body surface with large, thick plaques to red inflamed skin.
The course of this inflammatory skin condition can vary and is not constant. It can suddenly improve or get much worse. These changes can also be periodic but can clear for years and stay in remission or plague the body for a long while. It has been noticed that the symptoms get worse during the colder months.
The chronic immunity deficient disease is not limited to any particular criteria but can affect all races and sexes, in people of all ages – from babies to the elderly. Statistically people are first diagnosed in early adulthood.
Due to the appearance of the skin, patients are noticed to have signs of depression and anxiety pertaining to their looks and appeal.
People with Psoriasis are more likely to also be diagnosed with Diabetes, high blood lipids, cardiovascular diseases and various other inflammatory diseases, requiring not just 1 but a team of medical supervisors to care for the patient.