U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old male asked:

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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 29 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 5, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.