Psoriasis natural treatment
Characteristics of psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin disease characterized by chronic appearance of silvery scaly patches, primarily on the elbows, knees and scalp, but they can appear anywhere in the body. It can be mild (less than 5% of skin affected), moderate (up to 30%) and severe (more than 30% of the entire surface of the skin)
Types of psoriasis
The main types of psoriasis are:
Symptoms of psoriasis
Causes of psoriasis
The cause of psoriasis is thought to be a response of the immune system that attacks its own cells. These reactions have a number of risk factors or possible triggers, including:
- Bad diet (too many animal fats, alcoholic beverages, pastries, chocolate, etc.). Toxins are eliminated from the body through the liver and skin. A body with toxins can trigger or exacerbate the disease. It has been found in patients with low levels of certain minerals or amino acids, also in people ingesting drugs, including alcohol. Tobacco is thought to be responsible for 25% of cases of psoriasis.
- Psychological causes: Nervousness and stress are two aggravating factors that can trigger psoriasis. It has been found that many people, after periods of stress, use to develop or worsen it. Stress raises adrenaline levels which increases blood flow to the skin.
- Skin lesions. Some lesions in the skin, such as wounds, burns, sunburn, heavy blows to the knees, etc., may precipitate or worsen this disease.
- Environment: A too cold or too dry environment seems to be one of the triggering or aggravating factors.
- Inheritance. Psoriasis may have a genetic origin.
- Race: It mainly affects Caucasian people. It is rare in black people.
- Exposure to poisons: The skin contact with toxic products may be another factor triggering or exacerbating this disease.
Diagnostic and treatment of psoriasis
The main treatment for psoriasis focuses on infection control that may result from wounds in the skin. If psoriasis is severe, emergency hospital treatment is required to prevent infections to become widespread or affect important organs of the body.
If pimples on the skin, along with fever or muscle aches, appear, the patient should be medically attended as soon as possible. Similarly, one should look for medical care whenever the treatment does not take effect or changes in the skin that can not be explained occur.
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