Category: Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis?

December 30th, 2015

Psoriasis is a multifactorial genetic condition in which inflammation is increased and skin cells turn over at a higher than normal rate. On the outside, the increased scale is caused by rapid growth of skin cells. This in turn causes skin cells to accumulate on the surface of the skin and cause silvery scale. On […]

New Option for Psoriasis Treatment Just Approved!

January 31st, 2015

Good news for those that suffer from psoriasis – a chronic, inflammatory genetic immune condition. A new biologic COSENTYX was just approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. This medication works by blocking a specific component of the immune system called IL-17. By doing so, the drug decreases inflammation caused […]

Options for patients with psoriasis are getting better!

January 21st, 2015

Psoriasis is a chronic, genetic condition for which there is no cure. Patients with psoriasis suffer from thick, silvery skin lesions that may get red, scale and become very itchy. About a third of the patients also suffer from psoriasis arthritis – a type of joint disease than can destroy joints over time if not […]

Dr. Goldenberg quoted on Everyday Health about Psoriasis!

April 22nd, 2014

Opening Up to a Psoriasis Support Group: Ninfa’s Story If you’ve felt hesitant to join a psoriasis support group, meet Ninfa Cantu. She’ll tell you how powerful joining one can be. By Marie Suszynski Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Every November, San Antonio, Texas, resident Ninfa Cantu has a celebration to […]

Many psoriasis patients go untreated or undertreated. Check out my quotes on Healthday.com.

August 18th, 2013

According to a study by notional psoriasis foundation, many psoriasis patients go untreated or undertreated. Please see my quotes on healthday.com. Many Psoriasis Patients Going Without Treatment, Study Finds More than half surveyed said they are dissatisfied with the level of care By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter   WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) — The […]

Dr. Goldenberg on CBS.COM – Psoriasis and Systemic Disease

August 10th, 2013

“It’s a mistake to think that psoriasis is just a skin disease,” said Dr. Gary Goldenberg, a dermatologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, adding to Everyday Health the findings aren’t new. “We now know that it’s a disease of systemic inflammation… Similar inflammation likely occurs throughout the body, which can lead […]

Psoriasis and Systemic Disease – Dr. Goldenberg quoted on everydayhealth.com

August 8th, 2013

Dr. Goldenberg Discusses the Link Between Psoriasis and Systemic Disease Did you know that psoriasis isn’t just a skin disease? It comes as a surprise to many patients. In fact, psoriasis is associated with multiple internal problems, such as lymphoma, heart diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, obesity, arthritis, depression, smoking, alcohol abuse, and […]