Psoriasis is a skin condition that is often misunderstood; people who have psoriasis can face prejudice and discrimination. Psoriasis is characterized by raised red, white, or silvery skin patches. The good news is that many medications can control psoriasis, and lifestyle changessuch as getting short periods of sun exposure and quitting smokingcan help too.
Living a More Comfortable Life With PsoriasisAn estimated 7 million people have psoriasis, yet many are not getting treatment. Find out how to tell if you have psoriasis, what medications can help, how to take care of your skin, and how other people cope with the challenges of psoriasisfrom battling stigma to dating.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. People with plaque psoriasis, the most common form of the autoimmune skin disease, develop thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s [...]
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis is more than just a troublesome skin condition for millions of Americans — it also causes up to $135 billion a year in direct and indirect costs, a new study shows. According to data included in the study, about 3.2 percent of the U.S. population has the chronic [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with more severe cases of psoriasis may be at increased risk of uncontrolled high blood pressure, a large study finds. Researchers looking at over 13,000 adults in the United Kingdom found that those with severe psoriasis were 48 percent more likely to have poorly controlled [...]
FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A growing knowledge of the skin disease called psoriasis is leading to greater treatment choices, including personalized therapies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. Psoriasis is an immune system disorder that causes overproduction of skin cells, resulting in scaling, pain, swelling, redness and heat. The condition affects about [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new psoriasis drug delivered dramatic results in two clinical trials, perhaps heralding an effective new treatment for patients with the chronic skin disease. The drug, secukinumab, was stacked up against an inactive placebo and one of the best psoriasis medications on the market. “Over a quarter [...]