What Causes Psoriasis?
The exact cause remains unknown, but it is thought to be related to the immune system and its interaction with the environment in people who have the genetic susceptibility. More specifically, the T cell normally travels throughout the body to detect and fight off foreign substances, such as viruses or bacteria. But if you have psoriasis, the T cell attacks healthy skin cells by mistake, as if to heal a wound or to fight an infection.
Psoriasis is not contagious.
Who’s at risk?
Psoriasis can begin at any age. By age 40, most people who will get psoriasis, about 75%, have psoriasis. Is most likely for psoriasis to begin is between 15 and 35 or between 50 and 60 years of age. Whites get psoriasis more often than other races. In the United States, about 7.5 million people have psoriasis. Most, about 80% have plaque psoriasis.
Despite the 30 years of research, they are yet to find the true cause or a cure.
Biologic drugs, or "biologics," are usually prescribed for moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis that has not responded to other treatments. They are given by injection or intravenous infusion.
Systemic medications are prescription drugs that are taken orally or by injection and work throughout the body. They are usually used for individuals with moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Phototherapy or light therapy involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light on a regular basis and under medical supervision. Treatments are done in a doctor's office or psoriasis clinic or at home with phototherapy unit
Topical treatments are applied to the skin and are usually the first treatment to try when diagnosed with psoriasis. Topical can be purchased over the counter or by prescription
There is no cure, but psoriasis treatments may offer signified relief.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis disease causes...