Psoriasis is a chronic disease of the skin, wherein skin cells multiply at a speed higher than normal. Inflammation takes place, and the knees, scalp and elbows are mostly affected. Some of the symptoms are as follows: scales on the skin that itch and cause pain; disorders in the fingernails and toenails, and crust formation on the scalp. Even though the disease may affect any age group, adults are usually impacted. In a lots of cases, patients may have a number of instances of psoriasis in their family. As the disease calls for constant care, the normal functions of a patient’s life may be affected. He or she may also suffer from low self esteem as a result of the effect it has on the appearance.
HOW IS PSORIASIS DIAGNOSED?
People with this disease are more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.