Psoriasis – An Unwelcome Companion Of A Lifetime
Psoriasis not only affects people physically, but emotionally as well and the emotional part could be more damaging than the physical.
What is Psoriasis Disease?
It is a common and chronic but non-contagious skin condition. Usually, your body takes about a month to produce new skin cells and shed the old ones. However, in psoriasis patients, skin production occurs in just a few days. As new skin cells are produced rapidly, old skin cells are pushed to the surface to form thick, red patches.
What Are The Symptoms of Psoriasis?
Typically, scaly patches show up on the elbows, knees, legs, scalp, lower back, face, palms, and the soles of the feet. In some cases, it even crop up on the fingernails and toenails and inside the mouth.
– Redness, inflammation
– Thick, red skin with silvery scales
– Patches that itch or feel sore
– Dry, cracked skin that may cause bleeding
– Thickened, pitted, or ridged nails
– Small scaling spots
– Dandruff-like scaling
– Swollen and stiff joints
Most types of psoriasis come and go cycles, with patients experiencing “flare-ups” during which the symptoms will appear for a few weeks or months, then subside for a time, sometimes going into complete remission.
What Are The Triggers?
Psoriasis is caused by our immune system mistakenly think that our own cell is a bacteria and harmful to our body. This malfunction could caused by stress, sunburn, bug bites, infections, alcohol consumption or allergy to some drugs.
Those whose close family members have the history of psoriasis, smokers, obese have higher probability to this disease.
Is it really incurable?
It is said to be incurable and there is no scientific proof that it is curable. But there are a lot of testimonials of Psoriasis patients are fully recovered or improved significantly with the helps of herbs, traditional medicines and some supplements, such as Enerflex.
If you see signs of psoriasis, check with your doctor first. The doctor would help to slow the growth of the skin cells and provide medications that help normalize skin activity. Other medications help slough off dead skin cells to reduce scaling, itching, and inflammation.
In addition to trying doctor-recommended treatments, consider these natural options for taming psoriasis flare-ups:
1. Wash regularly. Bath everyday to remove scales and calm inflamed skin.
2. Take a fish oil supplement. Consuming fish oil daily can help reduce inflammation associated with psoriasis. Suggest 3 grams a day.
3. Apple cider vinegar. If there is psoriasis on scalp, try to apply apple cider vinegar to the scalp several times a week. You may want to dilute it with water (1-to-1 ratio).
4. Sea salt. Adding these to your bath can help ease itching.
5. Supplement. Nutrient base and non-chemical base supplement do have the possibility of overcoming Psoriasis. Enerflex, a soy base supplement, had cured many Psoriasis patients.