Health Tip: Living With Psoriasis10/07/10
(HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis is a skin condition that occurs
when immature skin cells rise too quickly above the surface of the
skin. This leads to symptoms including patches of thick, red skin
that itch or feel sore.
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin
Diseases describes how psoriasis can impact a person's quality of
- It can cause pain and discomfort, and in some cases,
- It can interfere with simple tasks such as sleeping, walking
and taking care of yourself.
- It can lead to emotional problems, including lack of
- If psychological distress is serious enough, it can trigger
self-isolation and depression.
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