Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disorder caused due to hyperactive immunity. Under this condition, people experience red and whitish silver scaly patches on different areas of the body like knees, elbow, back, scalp, nails and feet. This disorder gets triggered due to several factors like infections, injuries, stress, obesity, smoking and several others. People with Psoriasis are at high risk of developing diabetes, psoriatic arthritis, obesity and hypertension. Here is the detailed description about Psoriasis, its types, what are its causes, common symptoms and most importantly how homeopathy helps to control it.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis, as discussed above, is an autoimmune disorder which occurs when skin cells grow rapidly below the skin layer. Usually, we all shed old skin and replace with new cells for every one month, whereas under psoriasis this process speed up and the cells grow 10 times faster and people tend to shred skin cells in every 4-5 days. When these cells reach the top of the skin they collapse and scales are formed. These scaly patches are not usually itchy but few people may experience itching and burning sensation. This abnormal growth of cells is mainly caused due to excess production of cytokine which is produced by our immune system. This skin disorder is not contagious and does not spread from one person to other. Though it does not lead to any severe complications, it can affect people emotionally and lead to depression and anxiety.
Based on the symptoms and areas affected, Psoriasis is classified into 5 different types, namely
- Plaque Psoriasis
- Guttate Psoriasis
- Inverse Psoriasis
- Pustular Psoriasis
- Erythrodermic Psoriasis
What causes Psoriasis?
The exact cause of Psoriasis disorder is not clear, but it is believed that autoimmune disorders and family history play a crucial role in its development. Its symptoms get triggered due to several risk factors like
- Viral and bacterial infections
- Vitamin D deficiency
- High exposure to UV rays
- Few prescriptions
- Alcohol consumption
What are the symptoms of Psoriasis?
Symptoms of psoriasis differ for each individual based on the type and severity of the condition. Few people may have burning sensation and severe itching near affected areas, whereas others may do not have them. Here are few commonly seen symptoms of Psoriasis
- Inflamed red scaly patches
- Small red raised bumps
- Itching and burning sensation near affected areas
- Thick and pitted nails
- Swollen and painful joints
- Skin dryness
Symptoms of Psoriasis usually worsen with environmental changes especially cold weathers and needs special care.
How Homeopathy treats Psoriasis?
Homeopathy for Psoriasis works very effectively, as it is prescribed based on the symptoms, health history and severity. Homeopathy treatment for Psoriasis is considered to be safe and side effects free as it is also based on individualization theory. Homeocare International offers constitutional homeopathy treatment for Psoriasis which not just provides relief from symptoms but also treats immunological factors which are considered to be the basic cause of Psoriasis. Homeopathy also improves immunity and eliminates the risk of several health problems.