Psoriasis: Things You Should Know Before Taking Your Next Medication

Contrary to popular belief, psoriasis is a condition that can be treated and there are natural remedies available. The real problem people have is how to properly treat it.

With that said, many people have a tendency to use terms such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis very loosely when referring to any inflammatory skin condition. However, the fact of the matter is that psoriasis is a unique condition altogether. From a physical perspective, it can be described as red patches of dry skin usually accompanied by pain and a tingling sensation. The disease can appear in many different forms with its own individual attributes.

Telltale Signs of Psoriasis

Regardless of the fact that psoriasis can affect anyone, we usually see it in persons between the ages of 10 and 40. Under normal circumstances, it would usually start in small patches on the elbows, scalp, back and buttocks. It can remain like this for a few months but in some cases, it can develop into bigger patches. Some persons will see only two, while others may have several that cover extensive areas of the body. Usually  pain or tingling follow,  depending on their location.

Two Types of Psoriasis
  • Plaque psoriasis (most common) – It normally starts out as red sores are patches with an envelope of white, dead skin cells around the edges.
  • Pustular psoriasis – This type covers more of the body and is usually situated on soles of the feet and in the palms.
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis – It causes the affected areas to appear layered and it can be dangerous to go outside, seeing that it can be further infected or damaged.
  • Inverse psoriasis – This particular type can be seen mostly in the crotch area, under the breasts, and beneath the armpits.
Why Does It Occur?

It is generally caused by abnormal development of the skin cells, which is usually derived from skin irritation such as hypersensitivity, major sunburns, etc. Furthermore, this abnormal development is caused by toxins in the body that cannot be removed via the kidneys or liver. There are several other factors that can contribute to psoriases such as excessive animal fat consumption, smoking tobacco, alcohol, excessive sugar and a host of others.

What Can Be Done?
  • Consume less sugar and animal items like dairy for instance. They all contain an acid that is quite harmful to people dealing with psoriasis.
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol because they can cause toxin retention and will only worsen the problem.
  • Eat more fish such as halibut, salmon and mackerel.
  • Avoid products with gluten
  • Drink at least 2 glasses of green juice daily.
Other Foods That Can Help
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Cilantro
  • Coconut
  • Lemongrass
  • Beetroot
  • Cucumber
  • Apple
  • Ginger
  • Watercress