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Dr. Neil Niren M.D.

Managing psoriasis is both art and science, according to Dr. Neil Niren MD, a dermatology specialist from Pittsburgh. Patients affected by psoriasis have more risk of depression, regardless of the intensity of this chronic skin disease.

As the doctor’s analysis indicate the leading cause of depression among patients suffering from psoriases is their concern about the physical appearance. Psoriasis is clinically manifested with reddish spots covered with silvery scales. The course of the disease and the clinical image can be quite diverse, and the disease onset is possible at any age.

Another aspect that Dr Niren brings to attention is the association of this inflammatory skin disease with inflammation of the arteries, which increases the risk of developing heart disease. The more severe psoriasis you have, more arteries are affected by inflammation.

Psoriasis treatment is one of the services that Neil Niren MD offers in his practice. This condition affects 2 to 3 % of the population and is more than just a cosmetic issue. Psoriasis treatment can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, and that’s why it is important to treat this skin disease. Another important element is to have a good patient-doctor relationship, so that with any deterioration of the disease a proper therapy can be introduced. Also, you should avoid smoking and practice healthy eating and regular exercise, Neil Niren advises.

In conclusion Dr Neil Niren stresses that psoriasis can be caused by infection, trauma, chemicals and poor diet, and it is also associated with stress, obesity, beta-blockers and antidepressants. The disease severity depends on patient's overall health.
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