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Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a lifelong disease that is caused by an overactive immune system. It can start an any age, but is most common in the second and third decade of life.
Psoriasis is a unique disease, with everyone having unique symptoms. The manifestation of this disease is very unique and skin Psoriasis symptoms vary from mild, to moderate to very severe.
Psoriasis generally affects the scalp (often referred to as scalp psoriasis), face, hands, feet, nails and genitals.
As the symptoms vary, the types of Psoriasis also tend to vary. Here are few pointers to guide you in the right direction and help you find your unique Psoriasis.
Plaque Psoriasis symptoms affect 80-90% of Psoriasis sufferers.
As a person suffering from Psoriasis it is important for you to understand that Psoriasis is not contagious – that means it does not spread through touching or any other form of contact. Once you are convinced that the disease is not contagious, it is easier for people to be more receptive of you.
Psoriasis is a systemic disease often linked to other diseases. Experts agree that joints, eyes, etc., are also affected in people who have Psoriasis. This spectrum of conditions is called ‘Psoriatic Disease’ and is caused by inflammation due to an overactive immune system. It includes conditions like Psoriatic Arthritis and can impact different organs and systems of the body.
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