Causes, Incidence and Risk Factors Involved in Psoriasis

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Causes, Incidence and Risk Factors Involved in Psoriasis

The real cause of Psoriasis is still unknown. However, the experts believe lots of factors behind it. Psoriasis becomes more complex when it occurs with some pre-existing diseases.

Psoriasis generally hits more frequently to those who have weak immune system. The person, suffering from some autoimmune diseases like AIDS, Autoimmune disorders (such as rheumatoid arthritis), and Cancer chemotherapy is more prone to psoriasis.

According to medical practitioners, despite a long research over Psoriasis the exact cause is still unknown. It is assessed that it happens with the combination of several factors including genetic predisposition and environmental factors. That's why you can see several examples of psoriasis patients in the same family.

The following may trigger an attack of psoriasis and make the condition more complex:

  • Bacteria or viral infections, including strep throat and upper respiratory infections
  • Dry air or dry skin
  • Injury to the skin, including cuts, burns, and insect bites
  • Some medicines, including anti-malaria drugs, beta-blockers, and lithium
  • Stress
  • Excessive dim little sunlight
  • Scorching sunlight (sunburn)
  • Extreme consumption of alcohol (Binge)

Complications of Psoriasis Diseases

Psoriasis becomes complicated with other diseases like Arthritis, Pain, Severe itching, Secondary skin infections, Side effects from medicines used to treat psoriasis, Skin cancer from light therapy.

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