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Psoriasis – Care Options !!

People suffering from illnesses, disorders and deficiencies have one thing in common. They want to get relieved from the troubles, faster and with the minimal expenses. So far so good – no one can deny that. But oftentimes, when suffering from most irritating problems like Psoriasis or other skin problems, their mind works in only one track – that is to get treated quickly.

What is Psoriasis?

Our human body works systematically, to renew itself periodically with healthy tissues and cells. One of the routine functions of the skin cells is to produce new cells, in the places of dried-up or dead cells. For a normal person, the production of new skin-cells should take about 28 to 30 days. Simultaneously, during this period the old cells will fall down.

In persons attacked by Psoriasis disorder, the regular body metabolic system functions erratically. Due to triggering skin-inflammation, the body gets false alerts by the immune system, and immediately as a consequence new cells get produced at the rapid speed of within 3 to 4 days. When the new cells are produced, the old cells are also still there, since it is not time for them to fall.  When new skin-cells accumulate, they push-up the old and dead cells to the surface of the skin; and a bunch of old-cells form as a spot of itchy, red, flake-like patches upon the skin.  This is Psoriasis.

What causes Psoriasis?

Medical Science is yet to pin-point the causes of Psoriasis. Yet they have found out many factors or a combination of factors that can trigger this skin problem for both men and women. Genetic link – that is if ones close relatives or parents have Psoriasis, then the chances are more for one to get psoriasis.

Environmental factors like cut-injuries, severe sunburns, bug bites, and scrapes; infections of skin by bacteria and viruses; certain harmful medications like lithium; and even mental stress can trigger inflammation inside the skin, and cause Psoriasis by the immune system

Connected diseases like Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Psoriatic Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Cardiovascular diseases and Ulcerative Coitis are capable of triggering the immune system falsely and bring forth Psoriasis.

What are symptoms of Psoriasis?

The symptoms and sufferings vary from person to person according to the severity of the Psoriasis disorder. The biggest relief is Psoriasis is not contagious – meaning it will not transfer from person to person. Psoriasis is mostly visible upon the surface of the skin at any part of the body – mostly backside; neck; head; scalp; joints; knees; elbows and nails. The patient will have lesions, scaly plaques, raised, red individual spots, cracking bleeding dry-skin, burning and soreness of the skin etc.

At times the patients will suffer flared up troubles, like burning sensation and unbearable itching affecting the day-to-day activities and concentrating on the job.

Care options for Psoriasis / skin problems:

A healthy body includes healthy skin. By taking care of your health through good habits, life-styles, exercises and healthy food intake, many illnesses can be kept at bay. A multi-pronged attack by healthy foods, supplements, avoidance of bad-habits and a life-style change becomes effective, in the case of getting relief from Psoriasis problems also.

First of all keep the skin clean and healthy by taking bath. Alternative medical practices like Ayurveda recommend bathing with natural substances and herbal oil, instead of using chemical-stuffed soaps. Bathing in warm water using olive oil, Epsom Salt, milk and mineral oil is found to be very effective in controlling the itching sensation suffered by Psoriasis patients.

Turmeric powder is an outstanding remedy for all types of skin-problems. It can be used as moisturizer or topical treatment by application as paste, along with pure coconut-oil over the affected parts of the body. Intake of Turmeric powder in the form of pills or supplements added to your food is also recommended. Turmeric is an inexpensive ingredient used at home.

Food supplements are of great help in combating Psoriasis problems.  Fish Oil containing Omega-3; vegetables and substances containing large proportions of Vitamin D; Aloe Vera; evening primrose oil, Oregon grape and milk thistle etc. are very useful.

[Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis]

Avoiding fragrances, soaps and perfumes; desisting from smoking and alcohol; and changing life-style into a peaceful one, without giving room for mental stress are easily adaptable treatments for Psoriasis problems.

If the issue is more severe and need professional help, find a good provider at:  https://www.vydya.com/service/psoriasis-skin-problems.htm .