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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, scaly skin that may feel painful, swollen, or hot.

What is it?

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, scaly skin that may feel painful, swollen or hot.

If you have psoriasis, you are more likely to get some other conditions, including:

  • Psoriatic arthritis, a condition that causes joint pain and swelling.
  • Cardiovascular problems, which affect the heart and blood circulation system.
  • Obesity.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Diabetes.

Some treatments for psoriasis can have serious side effects, so be sure to talk about them with your doctor and keep all your appointments.

Read on: Psoriasis | NIAMS

Read on: Psoriasis | NIAMS

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