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What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis can appear at any age and can sporadically come and go

Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects about 2 per cent of the world’s population.

Psoriasis occurs equally in men and women, may appear at any age and can sporadically come and go. The normal rate of turnover for the skin is three to four weeks.

In people with psoriasis this process happens in just three to four days, meaning skin is regenerating at a much quicker rate than normal. Skin affected by psoriasis is scaly, red and raised off the surface of normal skin. It is not contagious and it does not cause scarring of the skin.

The inflammatory nature of the condition means that psoriasis is also linked to an increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Research also shows that the disease is linked to an increased risk of depression and arthritis.

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