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August Is Psoriasis Awareness Month

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August Is Psoriasis Awareness Month

3 Reasons why psoriasis awareness is important Psoriasis affects over 125 million people worldwide.  It is the #1 Autoimmune disease in the world.  Yet many people still don't know anything about psoriasis. Psoriasis Awareness Month gives us an opportunity to share our stories and educate others so we can eliminate the stigma that is associated with this disease. 1. Funding To Find A CureThe more people talk and learn about psoriasis the better chance we have to raise more funding to find a cure for this disease.  Even with all of the advertising by the pharmaceutical companies most people will...

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Psoriasis & Eczema Itch Relief Tips

Psoriasis & Eczema Itch Relief Tips

There are many symptoms associated with Psoriasis and Eczema, but perhaps the most debilitating symptom of all is itching. The itching and scratching can affect our ability to concentrate. The inability to concentrate can affect all aspects of our lives from work, to problem solving and even intimacy with our loved ones. It can even cause insomnia. A recent study from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark showed a prevalence of sleep disturbance in people with psoriasis. The researchers found that 25 percent of patients with psoriasis reported clinical insomnia and 59% were considered poor sleepers. Itch was the main...

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Are You Using Your Psoriasis Shampoo Correctly?

Are You Using Your Psoriasis Shampoo Correctly?

Scalp psoriasis affects more than 50% of the people who have body psoriasis.  Dandruff and dry itchy scalp affect millions of people worldwide. Finding the right product to treat these problems can often be a daunting task. There are hundreds of products on the market for scalp psoriasis, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and dry itchy scalp. Most people have tried MANY of them because they simply cannot find one that works. What To Look For In A Psoriasis Shampoo There are two main active ingredients recognized by the FDA for Over-The-Counter products to treat these conditions; Salicylic Acid and Coal Tar. ...

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Some Good News - Psoriasis Therapy Can Reduce Heart Plaque

Some Good News - Psoriasis Therapy Can Reduce Heart Plaque

A new study shows that common therapy for psoriasis can reduce heart plaque. As reported by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, late-breaking clinical science shows common therapy options for psoriasis (PSO)-a chronic inflammatory skin disease-can help reduce coronary plaque. The authors found that not only do the treatments reduce the volume of the plaque, but also the plaque becomes less inflammatory over time harboring fewer characteristics prone to rupture and cause a heart attack. It is the first-in-human observational study demonstrating that treating remote inflammation in the body can modulate coronary disease. It was presented today at the...

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A compound derived from immune cells is being tested to treat psoriasis

A compound derived from immune cells is being tested to treat psoriasis

          A new formula derived from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice and holds promise for other autoimmune diseases, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Inflammation is the body’s defence system against infection. The redness and swelling you see around an infected cut represents the mobilization of a powerful arsenal of cells and molecules in response to injury and invading microbes. But when inflammation gets misdirected at the body’s own healthy tissues, it causes autoimmune disease, which is why anti-inflammatory drugs are the medication of choice for many autoimmune diseases. Dr Artyomov and...

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