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Family h/o psoriasis. i have ankle, spine and back pain. s calcium came 8.4. doc says its low. does that indicate i'm developing psoriasis?

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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Psoriasis-consistent: Yes, your signs and symptoms are consistent with psoriasis. There are things you can do: first, manage the stress in your life. Second, eliminate known toxins such as any unnecessary drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine. Third, eat an anti-inflammatory diet with plenty of greens and omega-3 oils. There are also better medications available. See a rheumatologist to discuss those.

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Last updated Sep 5, 2014

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