Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin. Characteristic symptoms are thick, red skin, with flaky, silver-white patches. These patches can be small and may or may not be itchy and sore. More severe cases can cover large areas of the body and have a major impact on quality of life. The aim of treatment is to minimize symptoms and prevent infection of the skin.
Causes and complications
The cause of psoriasis is not fully understood but it is thought to occur when environmental factors (or triggers) interact with the body’s immune system in people who have a genetic predisposition to the condition, i.e. people who inherit a specific type of gene. This interaction results in increased production of skin cells, leading to cells rapidly building up on the surface of the skin. Environmental factors that can trigger psoriasis in susceptible people include:
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Injury to the skin
- Bacterial or viral infections, including sore throat and strep throat
- Physical trauma
- Emotional stress
- Certain medications, including high blood pressure and antimalarial drugs.
Possible complications resulting from psoriasis include skin infections (that result from vigorous scratching),depression, stress, anxiety, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, psoriatic arthritis can lead to joint damage.
Signs and symptoms
Psoriasis may appear anywhere on the body but will often affect the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back. For some people, psoriasis appears as a few spots of dandruff-like scaling that is more of a nuisance than anything else. In other people, it is a severe condition that is painful, disfiguring, and disabling. Signs and symptoms of psoriasis vary depending on the type of psoriasis. They typically include one or more of the following:
- Red raised patches of skin covered with loose silvery scales (plaques)
- Dry cracked skin (which may bleed)
- Itching, burning, and soreness
- Thick, pitted or ridged nails
- Swollen, painful, and stiff joints
- Eye problems – conjunctivitis, uveitis or blepharitis.
Diagnosis : PNR Psoriasis Ayurveda treating with the help of ayurvedic herbs only and our medicine is in powder form and taken twice a day.
Duration : Effective results visible from first month of dosage and after 4 to 6 months continuation patient recovers almost but depending upon patients conditions.
Instructions : Avoid all sour,tart,acetic,acid,vinegary,acetous,citric liquid products.