Psoriasis is a common, chronic relapsing immune-mediated skin disease characterized by red and scaly patches, which itch. Psoriasis commonly affected the areas like head/scalp, hands, back, elbows, knees/feet. Psoriasis is not merely a skin problem but it can also be caused because of the different organs of the body for e.g. a type of psoriasis is called psoriatic arthritis which is actually a problem related to the joints. It can also be associated with nails, crohn’s disease, depression or anxiety as well. In recent studies, it has been found that the reason for psoriasis can be a metabolic syndrome that involves the increased cardiovascular diseases and heart stroke, hypertension, obesity (abdominal), glucose intolerance, dyslipidemia and the diabetes type 2.
Causes: The causes of Psoriasis are still unknown but genetic predisposition is seen.The factors that trigger psoriasis are:
Factors that aggravate psoriasis are:
1. Excessive smoking
2. Consumption of alcohol
3. Infections such as sore throat
4. Anxiety or emotional stress
5 Consumption of drugs like some antihypertensives, antifungals and antimalarials
PsoriasisTreatment: The modern-day dermatology has found many effectual psoriasis treatments to enable minimizing psoriasis and prevent it. On the basis of the type of Psoriasis, its severity, your age and comorbidities, we at Dr. Chitra’s Dermatology Clinic provide various psoriasis treatments like topical treatments, oral medications, Phototherapy, Excimer laser and injectable biological to help you diminish this skin problem.