Psoriasis Action Month: What You Need to Know About Psoriasis and Treatment Options

Psoriasis Action Month: What You Need to Know About Psoriasis and Treatment Options

Psoriasis Overview: Types of Psoriatic Disease and Treatments 

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects about 2% of the population.The most common type of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis. It is characterized by patches of red skin covered in silvery scales. This condition can affect any part of the body, but it is most commonly found on the elbows, knees, and scalp. Doctors can treat psoriasis with medications or with phototherapy (a type of light therapy).

What is Psoriatic Arthritis? How is it Related to Psoriasis?

Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease that affects approximately 1% of the population. It’s characterized by joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.

Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can affect multiple joints in the body. It’s related to psoriasis because psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that causes skin cells to grow too quickly and form scales on the skin.

Psoriasis Action Month

Psoriasis Action Month is an international campaign that aims to raise awareness among the public and medical professionals about psoriatic diseases. The campaign was first launched in 2013 in the United States with the goal of eliminating psoriatic diseases by 2020 through education, advocacy, research, and community engagement.

How to Catch Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Early

Hoag Concierge Medicine offers a wide variety of comprehensive health screenings and testing that can aid in the early detection of diseases like psoriasis and many others.  Call us at 949-629-2600 or click here to schedule an appointment today.

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