Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects about 3.8% of the population and can cause great discomfort. For some, it may even result in hospitalization.
The cause of psoriasis is unknown, although it is well accepted that there is an underlying genetic component which, when triggered, causes the immune system to produce an excessive number of skin cells. As such it has been termed an auto-immune skin disorder. At present, there is no cure.
There are four Primary triggers that start or activate the condition. They include:
Secondary triggers play a role in the continued exacerbation of the condition. In his research, Prof. Tirant discovered that such factors were often related to lifestyle, dietary and chemical exposure.
Types of Psoriasis
There are many types of psoriasis.
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