According to latest research it must be assumed that this related to the inflammatory response of the immune system from accidentally attacking the body's own skin cells. Occurs primarily in the trunk, elbows, knees, scalp, hands, folds of skin or fingernails, but can affect any or all parts of the body.
New skin cells move from the layers below the surface. This normally takes about a month. In skin affected by psoriasis, this process takes only a few days, causing the accumulation of dead skin cells and the formation of thick scales, and inflammation. In more severe cases may also form pus.
Psoriasis can be aggravated by injuries, burns, rash, insect bites, etc. and may become very severe in immunosuppressed people, means with chemotherapy for cancer or AIDS, or those who have autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Drugs, viral or bacterial infections, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, obesity, lack of sunlight exposure or overexposure, poor health conditions, cold weather, etc. Are also associated with outbreaks of psoriasis.
Not many people know that psoriasis is not contagious! Plus its unsightly, causes rejection of strangers, causing the already quite mental problems also affected. Most therefore covers the skin, and are not exposed to sunlight, which could reduce the problem at least in the summer months.
Over time many are worse affected, they feel pain and severe itching and skin cracks are among the patches of scales or blood discharge coming out and forces them to wear shirts or blouses dark to 'hide' the spots. A critical condition occurs when the psoriasis is accompanied by joint pain, mostly from the toes, which may be associated with a particular type of 'psoriatic arthritis. "
The only reliable diagnosis of psoriasis is a skin biopsy and culture of skin patches to rule out other disorders and X-rays to detect psoriatic arthritis, in case you have joint pain and it is persistent.
Natural treatment of psoriasis
• In Germany, where the population affected by psoriasis has already reached between 2 and 3%, and where natural holistic medicine has taken a major boom, began to experiment with all sorts of alternative treatments for psoriasis, such as sea salt bath, exotic herbs, homeopathy, etc. Many symptoms improved, but no long-term served for all types of patients. • By the late '90s came the 'soft' power laser, which served to deliver high doses of 'light' laser over large areas of skin, as required for the treatment of psoriasis. It achieved good results. The laser seemed to 'cure' the skin, and a good percentage did. Means, the result was better than light therapy, also do not need drugs, was less stressful, and lasted longer. But the sessions are long, more than an hour in case of major diseases. • What is the reason that there is no cure? The cause is not in the skin, but is in the immune system disorder, triggered by stress. This confirms a recent research that found that a high proportion of those affected have a low stress threshold. Thus, an activity or a stressful environment triggers permanent therefore immune reaction.
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