What is Psoriasis ? Causes, symptoms, treatment.

What is Psoriasis ? Causes, symptoms, treatment.



What is psoriasis:

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease. In most cases its origin beings hereditary, and affects approximately 3% of the world population, usually between the ages 11 to 45 years. Unfortunately, although it is not a contagious disease, people diagnosed with psoriasis are often marginalized and excluded from society simply because their skin looks different than normal. Skin lesions vary depending on the type of psoriasis, which may classified on 5 types:plate, gout, pustular, erythrodermic and reversed.

Psoriasis causes:

It is very important to know how to avoid the causes that trigger psoriasis. Therefore, avoid skin injuries, stress, agitation, infections (such as tonsillitis), certain medications (beta blockers, ibuprofen, lithium), prolonged exposure to sunlight, alcohol, smoking etc. Although not found a link between diet and psoriasis, there are some cases where patients say they avoided certain foods and this thing led to the improvement of symptoms. Certain substances called cytokines apparently can worsen the symptoms of psoriasis, and among foods that can increase the production of such compounds are included: red meat, milk, coffee, dark fruits and vegetables, egg yolk, foods with gluten, oil corn, fructose, sugar, flour, spices, processed foods and fast-food.

Psoriasis symptoms:

Common psoriasis symptoms are: flaky skin on elbows, ankles, knees, or scalp ; redness on the skin in the area where the skin is flaky,  itching , discoloration of the fingernails, hair loss.


Psoriasis treatment:

Very often it happens that the symptoms go away by itself, even without treatment and after this they are returning, depending on the risk factors to which you are exposed.

Most cases of psoriasis are mild and an intense hydration treatment involves skin creams and special lotions, such as those based on aloe vera, shampoos, medicines and short-term exposure to sunlight.


The difference between eczema and psoriasis:

The two chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, psoriasis and eczema can be very similar in appearance, so dermatologists had to make decisions based on a combination of instinct and tissue samples.

This blog post is an educational resource only and does not replace a medical consultation with a doctor .

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