How do you end up with psoriasis?
While scientists do not know what exactly causes psoriasis, we do know that the immune system and genetics play major roles in its development. One thing we do know: psoriasis is not contagious. You cannot catch psoriasis from another person. Usually, something triggers psoriasis, causing symptoms to appear or worsen.
Does psoriasis affect marriage?
Its really no surprise then that The National Psoriasis Foundation found that 35 percent of respondents in a survey said they “limited dating or intimate interactions because of their psoriasis.” People living with psoriasis may do this due to a fear of rejection or not being understood.
How does alcohol make psoriasis worse?
Patients with psoriasis consume more alcohol than the general population. Alcohol may affect psoriasis through several mechanisms, such as increased susceptibility to infections, stimulation of lymphocyte and keratinocyte proliferation, and production of proinflammatory cytokines.
Is psoriasis caused by drinking alcohol?
Alcohol may not only be a possible trigger of psoriasis flares. Research shows that people who have psoriasis drink more alcohol than people without the condition.