The Facts About Psoriasis

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With more Americans getting diagnosed with psoriasis, we wanted to share some important facts about this disease.

• Psoriasis is NOT contagious.

• The most common form of the disease is plaque psoriasis which presents itself as raised, red patches covered with an accumulation of white dead skin cells.

• Recent research has shown that diet may affect psoriasis symptoms. Researchers recommend a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean meats and fish to help reduce flare ups.

• Smoking can exacerbate the psoriasis symptoms.

• Psoriasis is associated with other serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.

• Men and women develop psoriasis at equal rates.

• Psoriasis lesions are NOT infectious.

• One-third of people with psoriasis have a family member with the disease.

• For more information about psoriasis visit the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Source: National Psoriasis Foundation

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