Psoriasis is a chronic disease affecting the skin. The skin cells in those suffering from psoriasis build up and create itchy, dry, scaly and/or rough patches. There is currently no cure for psoriasis but symptoms can be managed in those with the condition using moisturizers, steroids, quitting smoking, getting enough vitamin D and reducing stress.
A 2019 study showed an association between psoriasis and celiac disease. The study found that the risk of new-onset psoriasis was high in those with celiac disease. They describe the link found between celiac disease and psoriasis to be “significant.” It was recommended that those with psoriasis and bowel issues to be screened for celiac disease.
Psoriasis is a separate condition from dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), which is a severe, chronic skin rash associated with celiac disease. Learn more about DH.
Do you or a family member suffer from psoriasis and have bowel issues as well? You may have celiac disease. Find out now. Take our Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist.