Psoriasis: What’s Under the Skin

Psoriasis: What’s Under the Skin


I’m Gabe Garza with today’s health news. There
may be a lot more to psoriasis than what’s on the surface. Researchers found that patients
with psoriasis were often at an increased risk of depression. Psoriasis is a chronic
inflammatory disease that typically affects the skin. Although scaly, silvery-white patches
known as plaques are the most common symptom of psoriasis, the condition can also affect
the joints. Researchers looked at past surveys and found that almost 17 percent of patients
with psoriasis in the surveys, met criteria for major depression. Make sure to speak with
your doctor about any condition you may have.

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