What Psoriasis Does to Your Body

Be prepared for flare-ups.

Having a long-term disease that can flare up unpredictably can be frightening. But knowledge is power, so the more you know about the possible effects of psoriasis, the better prepared you will be to handle flare-ups and possibly prevent other health issues.

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