Beyond the Meds – Talking About Psoriasis with Your Doctor

While it’s never fun to be diagnosed with psoriasis, the good news is that now you know what you’re up against. This is the first and most important step in taking an uncomfortable, often misunderstood disease and turning it into something manageable. Your doctor will no doubt get you started on a treatment plan, but there […]

Researchers Identify Potential Protein Triggers of Psoriasis

  Good news in the world of Psoriasis. “Researchers have reportedly found several proteins that are highly prevalent in human psoriasis and may play an important role in the development and progression of the disease.” Full article – Researchers have potentially found proteins linked to psoriasis.

Look for More Information on Psoriasis

If you’re ever looking for more information, talks or support there are two great foundations. The National Psoriasis Foundation has a wonderful mission working to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education. If you’re from outside the US there is the The International […]

Don’t brush off topical therapies for psoriasis

By: HEIDI SPLETE, Skin & Allergy News Digital Network Don’t forget coal tar. Simple, but effective, coal tar is a proven safe topical psoriasis treatment and is available in several vehicles, including solution and foam. Data from a study of more than 13,000 patients with psoriasis and eczema found that coal tar was safe, and […]

Put Psoriasis Awareness on your Agenda Next Week

Next week is World Psoriasis Day on October 29th sponsored by the International Federation of Psoriasis Association to raise awareness about Psoriasis. It’s a global event giving an international voice to the 125 million people with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis. For more information and find events in your area.

Stressed life = stressed skin

“The eyes of Planet Style were, of course, all on the Versace catwalk at Milan Fashion Week last season. But as well as talking about the dresses, everyone was drawn to the bruise-like marks on model of the moment Cara Delevingne’s legs. Afterwards she tweeted: “Be gone psoriasis, you’re no fun” and last week revealed […]

The Truth About Style

Stacy London opens up about psoriasis, weight gain and style in her new book “The Truth About Style.” She gives plenty of style tips but also talks about her own self-esteem troubles, struggles her makeoverees have with confidence and style and how to build confidence with style. A fun heartfelt read that might make you […]

Psoriasis – One of 15 weird things linked to heart attacks

This is an small section of an article taken from the ABC’s Health section about 15 weird things that have been linked to heart attacks. Psoriasis “In certain patients, psoriasis is a risk factor for heart attack comparable to diabetes,” says Dr. Joel M. Gelfand, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. Patients […]

The Sunshine Effect

Sunlight, mainly UVB and UVA rays help treat psoriasis lesions and plaque. Available today is a common treatment called Phototherapy, which uses these rays to slow the rapid rate of cell growth and shedding. Sunlight also provides much needed Vitamin D. Vitamin D reduces inflammation and triggers the body to produce a nutrient for a […]

Severity of Psoriasis has been found to increase risk of certain diseases

Dr. Joel Gelfand, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and his colleagues reported that the amount of skin surface affected by Psoriasis helps to determine a person’s risk for Psoriasis related diseases. Here is a direct except from the article. The researchers looked at electronic […]

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