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Psoriasis Awareness Month!
Posted by Dr. Joshua Fox

Psoriasis Awareness Month!
Posted by Dr. Joshua Fox on August 5, 2016

Psoriasis awareness month - Understanding this auto-immune disease

Psoriasis is a common condition, that many times gets confused with other skin disorders. The science behind psoriasis: Our bodes contain T-Cells, a type of white blood cells that are responsible for protecting the body from disease and infection. At time the T-Cells mistakenly become active, this in turn causes inflammation and rapid cell turnover, or psoriasis. Some triggers for the skin condition include: stress, injuries to the skin, certain medications and infections.

Listed below are quick facts about psoriasis, for additional information visit our website or simply stay tuned to our blog throughout the month for more posts about psoriasis.

Large Numbers

People of all ages are affected by this disease, however it primarily affects adults. 125 million people worldwide suffer from psoriasis, according to the World Psoriasis Day consortium.

Forms on various body parts

Psoriasis can form on the following parts of the body:

  • Body areas where psoriasis is most commonScalp
  • Face
  • Palms of the hand
  • Elbows
  • Knee
  • Soles of the feet
  • Genitals





There are different types of psoriasis:

  • Plaque
  • Pustular
  • Guttate
  • Inverse
  • Erythrodermic

Multiple Treatments Options

There are different treatments available depending on the severity of your condition.

  • Topical / Oral Medication
  • Light Treatment
  • Injections
  • Lasers

For more information visit our website by clicking HERE.

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