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Psoriasis Health Problems
Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
Dealing with chronic pain from fractured humerus, rhuematoid arthritis, psoriasis plus other health problems. Need energy! please help?
Heart dz, skin ca: Patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing skin cancers and cardiovascular disease. For this reason, it is recommended that those with psoriasis get general skin checks at least once yearly, and establish care with a primary care doctor to monitor cholesterol and be educated on heart disease prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: People with psoriasis have a variety of health problems beyound the skin. Some of the skin can be very extensive and the fingernails can be involved. Also the nails can be involved but beyond that there is a type of arthritis call ed psoriatic arthritis and there can be 5 types. Beyond that there is risk for heart disease and even lymph nodes cancer such as lymphoma. ...Read more
Several things: Much of the health education is based on the type and severity of the patient's psoriasis. All patients with psoriasis need to be reminded they are not contagious, counseled on appropriate use of medications they are prescribed, and advised about potential exacerbations and remissions. ...Read more
Is taking 35, 000 iu vitamin-d daily safe for psoriasis treatment? Any health risks associated w/ that amount? Thanks :)
Vitamin D: Sometimes so have doctor check 25oh vit d. Should not exceed 100. ...Read more
Dr blackwelder said in a reply, "please be aware psoriasis can be more serious than just a skin problem" how can it be more serious?
I have problems like very poor digestion and skin psoriasis. My weight was only 48kg at age of 21. How can I gain weight?
Problem: Sounds like you have serious issues that need to be attended to by a competent physician. If you are living in another country or recently moved the the United States and weigh only 48 pounds at your current age, then maybe you have a worm in the intestines not allowing you to absorb any of the food you are eating. See a doctor is the only recommendation. ...Read more
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