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Facts You Need to Know About Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a prevalent skin disorder that happens when skin cells rapidly grow and build upon the skin surface, forming a raised thick plaque covered with silvery scales. It could be found anywhere on the body, but the most commonly affected locations include the scalp, palms, elbows, knees, legs, and lower back. It might appear simultaneously in more than one place.

The cause of psoriasis is still unclear, but scientists classify the skin disorder as an immune-mediated inflammatory disease. Immune-mediated inflammatory disease, in other words, is a disease when your T-helper lymphocytes (a type of immune cells) mistakenly identify your healthy skin cells as invaders and start to attack them. What’s worse, it doesn’t merely affect your skin and joints. With the blood circulation, inflammatory substances released by T cells could impact other parts of your body, influencing your overall health. This article discusses psoriasis from all aspects, and keep reading to know more about the disease. [1]