People with severe psoriatic arthritis have been reported to have a shorter lifespan than average.This correlates with the severity of the joint disease.Nobody actually told me that there’s no cure, so I was desperate. When I learned that there’s no way to get rid of it forever, I was devastated. You can scrub off the dry, white skin, but underneath it’s raw and pink. The expert I saw said he couldn’t treat me from afar because you have to see him twice a week for a year. Luckily my sister and mother live in Oregon, so they said, “Let’s just move you out here.” I tried three different trials for six or seven months, and it was just horrible. Now I try to stay away from the medication because there are people who are getting cancer and I don’t want to risk death from trying to keep my skin nice.The final one caused a horrendous breakout, and my hands and feet were covered in blisters. I quit What was happening in your life when it first appeared?You may have periods when your psoriasis symptoms improve or go into remission alternating with times where your psoriasis worsens or improves as your autoimmune strengthens or weakens.The fungus that causes Psoriasis is a systemic fungus which is what causes psoriasis to be chronic. Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells.Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.
"It is important to note that while we are unsure whether psoriasis causes other diseases or that these other diseases cause psoriasis, the fact that an association exists at all is critically important in treating psoriasis patients," said Dr. One recent observational study of 3,236 patients with psoriasis and 2,500 patients without psoriasis who served as the controls concluded that patients with psoriasis experienced an increased incidence of ischemic heart disease (where the blood vessels are blocked leading to the heart), cerebrovascular disease (where the blood vessels are blocked leading to the brain), and peripheral vascular disease (the obstruction of arteries in the arms and legs), and mortality.Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasting (chronic) disease.You may have periods when your psoriasis symptoms improve or go into remission alternating with times your psoriasis worsens. For others, it's disabling, especially when associated with arthritis.I suppose it’s possible that the stress of the business and the relationship breakup triggered it, but who knows? I tried leaving at one point, and he came and got me at gunpoint and told me to get my stuff and come home or he would shoot my family.For the approximately 7.5 million Americans affected by psoriasis, the thick, red, scaly, itchy plaques it causes only scratch the surface when it comes to the overall implications of this disease.While there are a range of treatments that can help clear breakouts or manage the maddening itch, it’s rare, if ever, that a sufferer goes into complete remission. My elbows suddenly became really rough, itchy, and scaly.