Psoriasis has a predictable course; each case has its own course. It is a chronic disease for life and the patient must learn to cope adequately with the disease, control it in order to live your life normally.
Psoriasis is a genetic skin disease autoimmune, means itchy rash. It is a chronic, hyper proliferative skin disease of unknown etiology, showing a wide range in severity and distribution of skin lesions. In most cases, only skin is involved, and there was no involvement of any other organs or systems.
In small percentage of cases and is associated with arthritis. Men and women are equally affected, aged between 20 and 40, may, however, arise at any stage of life and frequently in people of white skin and is rare in blacks, Indians, Asians, and there among Eskimos.
How is a disease that affects the skin, body, external and visible, this disease has psychological effects are not negligible. As to how each individual sees himself is related to personal development in a society that is often more sensitive to outward than to other personality characteristics, the best care to have with a person affected by this disease is to give psychological support (tenderness, affection and attention).
Often psoriatic arthritis (or arthritis) is confused with the drop, due to there similar symptoms, such as inflamed joints and extremely painful. In order to make an accurate diagnosis is necessary to find a good rheumatologist who makes a study of history of illness that the individual has had, besides his family, being a hereditary disease. Sometimes it is necessary to be an arthroscopy. These can be mistaken for years the symptoms of psoriasis as manifestations of other diseases. For example, back pain and stiffness can be confused with problems in the spine, deformities of the nails may be confused with fungal attack, and scaly sores on the scalp, behind the ears and eyebrows can be confused with seborrhea dermatitis.
It is manifested with inflammation in skin cells, causing an inordinate increase of its production, which accumulates on the surface, forming plaques of scaling red white or silver. That in the midst of an inflammatory and immune site. The system of local defense formed by T lymphocytes is activated as if the skin region had been assaulted. Consequently, release substances that mediate inflammation to accelerate the pace of proliferation of skin cells.
These recent discoveries are important for drugs that act only in the affected areas, reducing the side effects and increasing its effectiveness. Currently being tested more than thirty products in the world. The places of predilection of psoriasis are the knees and elbows, scalp, and lumbar-sacral region - all frequent sites of trauma.
Types of psoriasis: plaque psoriasis inverse psoriasis guttate psoriasis
The understanding of psoriasis is so complex that it seems not a disease, but several in one. So unpredictable evolution or regression.
Psoriasis Care: * A moderate sun exposure is considered beneficial. * Viral infections can trigger psoriasis. In patients with HIV infection, the skin suffers from negative changes. * The stress, the vast majority of patients, can trigger or worsen the disease. * Drugs in general, such as tobacco, alcohol, inject able drugs, beta blockers (antihypertensive), anti malarial drugs and some anti-inflammatory and analgesics should be avoided. * Avoid rapid climatic change and always inform their disease and drug use while in medical or dental care to be taken by the professional.
Several types of temporary relief are available and their effectiveness varies from one patient to other.
Psoriasis Treatment: * Topics: ointments, baths on the skin. * Clean the fish before use. * Psychotherapy. * Hydrotherapy: baths, mud, etc... * Acupuncture also helps in the healing process of this, it relaxes and relieves stress.
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