Question: What organs can be affected by psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a disorder of the immune system. It causes white blood cells to become overactive and produce chemicals that trigger inflammation in the skin. This inflammation can also affect other parts of the body, including the lungs.

What body systems are affected by psoriasis?

While any part of your body can be affected, psoriasis plaques most often develop on the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms, and feet. Like other autoinflammatory diseases, psoriasis occurs when your immune system — which normally attacks infectious germs — begins to attack healthy cells instead.

What does psoriasis do to the inside of your body?

Psoriasis is a disorder of the immune system. It causes white blood cells to become overactive and produce chemicals that trigger inflammation in the skin. This inflammation can also affect other parts of the body, including the lungs.

Can you have psoriasis inside your body?

Not only can psoriasis affect the skin, but it can have devastating effects that can affect your internal organs. The systemic inflammation inside the body that accompanies the disease is often overlooked.

Does psoriasis affect the heart?

Psoriasis causes inflammation on your skin and inside your body. Long-lasting inflammation inside your body may affect your heart and blood vessels, putting you at greater risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke.

Is brain fog a symptom of psoriasis?

Fatigue and joint pain may be the most well-known symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, but brain fog can also cause difficulty for people with the condition.

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