When people hear the word “psoriasis”, they generally think of a rash or skin irritation. Most people are unaware that psoriasis is not just an aesthetic issue but actually a chronic autoimmune disorder that has the potential to affect much more than a person’s skin.

When someone has psoriasis, their body mistakenly attacks its own skin cells which triggers inflammation and causes skin cells to multiply up to ten times faster than normal. The extra skin cells don’t have enough time to flake off the body and therefore build up in patches on the surface of the skin.

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