What is Psoriasis: understanding this common skin disease
Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin disease which occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Although it not contagious it is a lifelong condition. Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the U.S. As many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.
Symptoms of Psoriasis
Psoriasis signs and symptoms can vary from person to person but may include one or more of the following:
· Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales
· Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)
· Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
· Itching, burning or soreness
· Thickened, pitted or ridged nails
· Swollen and stiff joints
Psoriasis patches can range from a few spots of dandruff-like scaling to major eruptions that cover large areas. Mild cases of psoriasis may be a nuisance; more-severe cases can be painful, disfiguring and disabling.
Most types of psoriasis go through cycles, flaring for a few weeks or months, then subsiding for a time or even going into complete remission. In most cases, however, the disease eventually returns.
Causes of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a condition capable of affecting one’s career, relationships and confidence. Patients have been treated for years with conventional medicine resulting in only remission of the symptoms for a while, leading to a flare-up again. Research shows that 1 out of 10 people have genes that make them more likely to get psoriasis. Psoriasis in a severe stage causes a lot of discomfort and pain; makes you concerned about the appearance of your skin, leads to joints problems, such as pain, swelling or inability to perform daily tasks.
A wide range of triggers are linked with the onset or flare-up of psoriasis. These vary from person to person, but may include:
Psoriasis Treatment with homeopathy
Most treatments that are available (topical ointments containing steroids, phototherapy etc.) work at a superficial level on the skin, to reduce redness and itching. All these treatments have side-effects ranging from headache, nausea, ulcerations and can even lead to skin cancer if not administered properly. Alternative therapies like Homeopathy have been known globally to help patients experience significant improvement in the quality of their lives and reduction in psoriasis symptoms without any kind of side effects.
Recommended Homeopathic Medicines for Psoriasis are–
– Arsenic Album
– Kali Sulphuricum,
– Arsenicum Iodatum
– Juglans R
– Natrum Mur
To understand how homeopathy can treat psoriasis, consult an experienced homeopathic doctor.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Psoriasis described above, you can also contact Tejinder Kaur of Shiva Homeopathy in Singapore to discuss your condition. Set up a telephonic or in-person consultation to commence diagnosis and treatment.