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What diseases do you treat?
I have been treating only Psoriasis for many years and do not treat any other disease, That specialises me in the treatment of Psoriasis.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, genetic disease manifesting in the skin and/or the joints. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 7.5 million Americans have Psoriasis. In plaque Psoriasis, the most common type, patches of skin called "lesions" become inflamed and are covered by silvery white scale. Psoriasis can be limited to a few lesions or can involve moderate to large areas of skin. The severity of Psoriasis can vary from person to person; however, for most people, Psoriasis tends to be mild.
Is Psoriasis contagious?
No, Psoriasis is not contagious. It is not something you can "catch" or "pass on." The psoriatic lesions may not look good, but they are not infections or open wounds. People with Psoriasis pose no threat to the health or safety of others.
What causes Psoriasis?
No one knows exactly what causes Psoriasis, but it is believed to have a genetic component. Most researchers agree that the immune system is somehow mistakenly triggered, which speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells. A normal skin cell matures and falls off the body's surface in 28 to 30 days. But a psoriatic skin cell takes only three to four days to mature and move to the surface. Instead of falling off (shedding), the cells pile up and form the lesions.
How is Psoriasis diagnosed?
No special blood tests or diagnostic tools exist to diagnose Psoriasis. The physician or other health care provider usually examines the affected skin and decides if it is from Psoriasis. Less often, the physician examines a piece of skin (biopsy) under the microscope.