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Integrative Management of Psoriasis 

Integrative Management of Psoriasis
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Integrative Management of Psoriasis
Author(s):

Kristopher Denby

, Nana Duffy

, Robert Norman

, Paul Blackcloud

, and Francisco Tausk

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199907922.003.0022
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date: 30 October 2020

Psoriasis is an inflammatory disorder where the T lymphocyte becomes overactive and initiates a series of biochemical events leading to inflammation. The effects 1 to 3% of the population worldwide, is transmitted in a genetically dominant mode with variable penetrance. In the last ten years, many studies have reported a link between psoriasis and an increased risk of heart attack. Patients with psoriasis should seek integrative methods including diets, herbal therapy, dietary supplements, and meditation to deal with their conditions, using them with standard treatments to achieve the most favorable outcome.

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