WHAT IS PSORIASIS?
What causes Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is immune mediated. Genetic factors are involved.
Who gets Psoriasis?
Psoriasis affects 2-4% of the population. The most common ages of onset are 15-25 and 50-60 years. It tends to be more common in Caucasians but all races are affected.
Health conditions associated with Psoriasis.
- Diabetes mellitus type 2
- Coronary heart disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Inflammation of the eye
How is Psoriasis treated?
At Skin Solutions Dermatology we treat psoriasis topically or systemically depending on the extent of involvement and/or the impact it has on our patient’s life.
There are benefits from not smoking, avoiding excess alcohol and maintaining optimal weight.