All You Need To Know About Psoriasis and How to Manage the Disease
Psoriasis is a common prevailing autoimmune skin condition in the US where approximately 7.5 million Americans suffer from it. Though not fatal, psoriasis can be extremely irritating to the extent of causing extreme discomfort and even trauma. While psoriasis isn’t contagious, the most negative factor of the disease is the possibility of resurfacing even after signs of remission.
1 What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis causes thick scaly red skin affecting the epidermal layer of the skin making it dehydrated and dry. Flakiness and itchiness is a common symptom of psoriasis. The intensity of psoriasis varies from person to person depending on prevailing factors of management. In some it can be mild but in others it can appear as a severe skin condition affecting the entire body extremities such as the scalp, elbows, knees ankles, stomach and arms.
In those who are obese and overweight, friction in the extremities is a common factor worsening the disease to the extent of making it painful in which circumstances ones quality of life becomes greatly reduced.