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Living With Psoriasis: What It’s Really Like to Experience
May 15, 2018
When you hear “psoriasis,” you
probably think of red, irritated skin.
And while that’s partially what it is,
psoriasis goes much deeper than that.
Psoriasis is actually a chronic
condition that brings on many
physical and emotional symptoms that
don’t just have to do with a person’s
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s immune system sends “faulty
signals” and causes skin cells to grow too quickly, the American Academy of Dermatology
(AAD) explains. As a result, skin cells pile up on the skin surface, forming those characteristic
psoriasis lesions. People who suffer from psoriasis can have skin flare-ups that show up as red,
scaly, and/or itchy patches—and they can surface anywhere on the body where there is skin
(including the scalp, eyelids, elbows, knees, you name it). The condition is believed to caused by
a combination of genetics and external factors, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Source: Living With Psoriasis: What It’s Really Like to Experience Psoriasis Symptoms | SELF
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