It's Not Such a Heartbreak

Psoriasis isn't the end of the world

Perhaps you remember those old TV commercials that warned of the "heartbreak of psoriasis." And maybe, like many people who hadn't heard of it, the ads scared you.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that appears as patches of raised red skin covered by a flaky white buildup.

And it's true: Psoriasis is a mysterious disease with no known cause or cure. But the National Psoriasis Foundation says there are treatments that keep the red, scaly skin patches in check for periods of time.

At least now you know what those old commercials were talking about.

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