The psoriasis skin disease is not some new phenomena. It has been around for ages. In olden days the disease was known as the ‘Devils Roses’ because the ‘roses on your skin’ could disappear for years, and all of a sudden come back.
Psoriasis is a common skin disease which affects roughly about 2 percent of the global population. The disease is generalized by the thickened red patches of raised skin that is usually found it the joint areas, such as the knees and elbows. Even though these are the most common places for the psoriasis skin disease it can affect any part of the body including the genitals.
Psoriasis is an auto immune disease that causes the skin cells to grow at a rate of 30 times faster than that of a normal skin cell. This rapid cell division happens because the body is triggered by some unknown agent and the immune system tries to fight itself.
Since the skin is produced so fast it doesn’t have the option to go through the normal life cycle of a cell do the body cannot get rid of them properly. And that is why the skin tends to get rough in that area and peel. These rough areas are known as psoriasis plaques.
Although not much is known about the root cause of this disease, some element that contribute to making it worse are environmental factors like, the food we eat, the climate, and stress levels.
New research about psoriasis skin disease point to a calcium binding gene as a possible cause and this means that there might be a medical cure in the near future