10 Interesting Facts About Psoriasis

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Here are 10 facts that you need to know about Psoriasis.

10 Facts About Psoriasis

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10 Interesting Facts About Psoriasis

  1. Psoriasis affects nearly 3 percent of the world’s population.
  2. It is not contagious. It can’t be spread from one person to another.
  3. The word “Psoriasis” has its roots in ancient Greek. “Psora” means “Itch” and “Sis” means “condition”. Making Psoriasis literally mean “Itch Condition”.
  4. Researchers believe that 10% of the US population has the genes to potentially develop the disease. However, only 2-3% may actually get the symptoms.
  5. The first symptoms of Psoriasis usually appear between the age of 10 – 35 years, although it can appear at any age.
  6. The most common sites of psoriasis are the scalp, elbows and knees.
  7. Psoriasis is not caused by poor standards of hygiene
  8. Psoriasis patients may lose the condition naturally for long periods of time and completely on occasions.
  9. Psoriasis by nature responds slowly to treatment.
  10. Psoriasis patients may be at risk of other chronic health conditions such as heart disease, depression, obesity, blood pressure, diabetes or cancer.

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