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Richardson Podiatry Center

What causes psoriasis?

At this time, the actual cause of psoriasis isn’t entirely clear, but the condition is widely thought to be an immune system problem targeting T cells in the body. T cells are white blood cells that fight off foreign substances and protect the body from bacteria and viruses. With psoriasis, T cell begin attacking healthy skin cells by mistake, almost as if they are trying to fight an infection or heal a wound.

While what causes psoriasis isn’t exactly known, there are certain triggers that can worsen the condition, including stress, cold weather, smoking, injury to the skin (bug bites, sunburn, cuts, scrapes), infections, heavy alcohol consumption, and even certain medications.

Regardless as to how you or your loved one developed a case of psoriasis, Richardson Podiatry Associates is ready to help. Call us at (972) 690-5374 or use our online form and schedule your appointment with our Richardson, TX office. We will provide the effective care and treatment that you need, so contact us today.