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Overview of Psoriasis

is a chronic, often hereditary, skin condition leading to thickened scaly plaques on the skin. It is often associated with other medical conditions including heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes and can be worse in those who smoke or consume alcohol. There is a broad spectrum of the severity of this disease in patients. While psoriasis is not curable it can be managed to improve your symptoms and quality of life.

Signs & Symptoms of Psoriasis

Red patches of skin covered in white and grey scales. you may experience a burning sensation, soreness, or itching. your joints may be inflamed causing stiffness and swelling. your nails may feel loose and you may notice abnormal growth and discoloration.

Causes of Psoriasis

The immune system accidentally attacks healthy skin cells. This reaction by the immune system is triggered by infections such as strep throat, cold weather, excessive alcohol consumption, skin injuries such as cuts and burns.


Treatment needs to be individualized to the patient for a successful outcome. Our physicians can develop a treatment regimen for you to help manage and treat the symptoms.

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