Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder where symptoms of the disease maintain a seasonal variation. Sometimes after prolonged steroidal treatment the disease becomes stubborn and no seasonal variation is observed. It's easy to think of psoriasis as just a "skin condition." But psoriasis actually starts underneath the skin. It is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that can range from mild to severe.
Like most chronic illnesses, psoriasis may be associated with other health conditions such as psoriatic arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
To fully understand psoriasis, you need to understand what’s happening underneath the skin.
• While symptoms may appear on the surface of the skin, what you can see is only part of the story.
• With normal skin, your body takes about 28 to 30 days to produce new skin cells and shed the old ones.
• When your body has psoriasis, your immune system is overactive, triggering skin inflammation and causing skin cells to be produced faster than normal. New skin cells are pushed to the skin's surface in 3 to 4 days instead of the usual 28 to 30.
But your body can't shed the new skin cells at that fast of a rate. So while new skin cells are being produced, the old, dead skin cells pile up on top of each other. As more and more new skin cells are produced rapidly, the old skin cells are pushed to the surface, forming the thick, red, itchy, flaky patches known as plaques. The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown.
It affects 1 in every 50 individuals. About a third of those who develop psoriasis have a family history of psoriasis. While it can develop at any age, psoriasis often first appears between ages 15 and 35. The severity of psoriasis varies for each individual. Mild cases are those that involve less than 2 percent of the body. Moderate cases affect between 3 percent and 10 percent, and severe cases involve more than 10 percent of the body.
Psoriasis may appear in cycles, appearing and then clearing up, only to return again. This cyclical nature can be caused by different triggers, or even seasons (some experience a relief of symptoms during the summer, and a worsening of them during the winter, for example). Psoriasis has a very negative effect on emotional health. The sufferer may believe the condition appears unattractive to others and withdraw from social contact as a result. Some may turn to alcohol and smoking as a way of coping with psoriasis. Unfortunately, both of these activities—especially smoking—can worsen the condition.
Homoeopathy offers the most definitive treatment for this stubborn disease condition. Homoeopathy targets the immune system, brings it back on track, the immune system that has gone astray, thereby eliminating the root cause of psoriasis.
It significantly reduces the intensity and duration of flare-ups. It provides the most wholesome, complete and long-lasting relief from psoriasis.
85 % people feel relieved instantly through advanced homeopathy.
According to Allopathic doctors psoriasis is an incurable disease, it can be managed but can't cured. They suggest medication and management for whole life. It can be controlled and go into remission then medication can be stopped and at time of relapse medications restarts again.
Homeopathic treatment is targeted towards uprooting the disease and ensuring health with no side effects.
The biggest factor for determining prognosis is the amount of disease someone has,” says Michael P. Heffernan, MD, a dermatologist at the San Luis Dermatology and Laser Clinic in San Luis Obispo, California. Psoriasis can show up anywhere on your body, but it’s most commonly seen on the knees, elbows, face, scalp, back, palms, and feet. The amount of disease is estimated by determining what percentage of the skin on a person's body is affected, with an amount the size of the palm of the hand equal to about 1 percent of the skin. The lesser area involved, prognosis will be much more better.
The severity of psoriasis varies, in some cases mild enough to escape notice, and in others becoming debilitating.
• Mild psoriasis generally affects less than 2 percent of the body.
• Moderate psoriasis can affect from 3 to 10 percent of the body.
• Severe psoriasis affects more than 10 percent of the body.
How much your psoriasis bothers you. Affected parts- You might not have 10 or 20 handfuls, but if it involves your hands, your feet, your genitals, or your face, we might become much more aggressive earlier because these areas tend to be most bothersome.
1) CBC with ESR
2) SGOT & SGPT
3) S. IgE
4) Skin Biopsy- Biopsy of the skin lesion may reveal basal cell hyperplasia, proliferation of sub epidermal vasculature, absence of normal cell maturation, and keratinization. A large number of activated T cells are present in the epidermis.
5) Radiograph- In cases of psoriatic arthropathy.
6) Psoriasis Life Stress Inventory