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Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly skin. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, scaly skin that may feel painful, swollen or hot.
If you have psoriasis, you are more likely to get some other conditions, including:
- Psoriatic arthritis, a condition that causes joint pain and swelling.
- Cardiovascular problems, which affect the heart and blood circulation system.
- High blood pressure.
Some treatments for psoriasis can have serious side effects, so be sure to talk about them with your doctor and keep all your appointments.
Tips for Living with Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic disease, which means it lasts a long time. You can take an active role in treating your psoriasis. Besides going to your doctor regularly, here are some things you can try to help manage your symptoms:
- Keeping your skin well moisturized.
- Staying healthy overall.
- Joining support groups or counseling to help you realize you are not alone in dealing with psoriasis and to share ideas for coping with the disease.
Points to Remember
- Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly skin.
- It is caused by genes, meaning it runs in families, but some outside factors can make it worse or trigger flares.
- Psoriasis can be hard to diagnose because it can look like other skin diseases.
- Your doctor may recommend creams, ultraviolet light therapy, prescription medications, shots, or some combination of these treatments.
- You may have to try a couple of different treatments before finding one that helps you.
- Joining a support group helps some people with psoriasis cope with the disease.