Psoriasis is a common inflammation of the skin in any part of the body, and can be mild or severe, and onset slowly or suddenly. It can also cause joint pain and aching. In this section, we will cover the types of psoriasis and corresponding medical and natural treatments.

Psoriasis and Autoimmune Skin Disease

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated inflammatory condition that primarily affects the skin and the joints (psoriatic arthritis).  It can have a devastating impact on the sufferer (though this is not always the case), because of the potent combination of physical symptoms and aesthetic concerns, which often leads to significant emotional distress.  Here we take a look at some important aspects of


Psoriasis and Pregnancy Complications

As with many chronic inflammatory disorders, psoriasis presents certain challenges and considerations surrounding childbirth.  Taking proper precautions and applying treatments (if necessary) as directed by your doctor(s) will help ensure that you experience an uncomplicated and uneventful pregnancy with psoriasis. However, it is also helpful to be aware of some of the more significant possible complications, so that you can


Psoriasis and Pregnancy

As with many conditions, psoriasis presents special challenges to the patient and clinician when a woman becomes pregnant.  While the extent of these challenges is beyond the scope of this article, we will consider a few important issues surrounding this scenario, leaving the remainder for another time.  It should be noted that regardless of the information presented below, any woman


Steroids as an Ongoing Treatment for Autoimmune Conditions

Steroid therapy for the management of various immune and inflammatory conditions is a tremendous weapon in the fight to control patients’ symptoms, especially those involving pain.  These drugs can be a powerful and effective option when other efforts have failed, but they unfortunately come with significant negatives, especially with long-term use.  Because of this, management of disease with steroids is