The treatment of psoriasis may help reduce the risk of other health problems such as heart attack, high blood pressure, obesity, stroke, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Psoriasis presents itself as red and raised patches of skin that are covered with silvery-white scales. Other accompanying symptoms are soreness, a burning sensation, and itching.
Treating the skin inflammation caused by psoriasis will help lower the inflammation in other areas of the body. Psoriasis patients are advised to maintain a healthy body weight, to seek treatment for the skin disease, and visit their doctor to get screened for heart problems. It should be noted that psoriasis is not contagious.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.