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Psoriasis Treatment – Rockwall, TX

 

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an immune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease.

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells.

It is a chronic disease that often comes and goes, and it can be mild, moderate or severe.

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Stop PsoriasisPlaque psoriasis is the most common form of the disease and appears as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells.

Part of the misconception of psoriasis is that it potentially could be contagious. Psoriasis is not contagious. Because psoriasis is often misunderstood, there are many myths and misconceptions about what psoriasis is and how people get it. Psoriasis is a disease of the immune system and is not something you can catch.

 

What Causes Psoriasis?

While the exact cause of psoriasis isn’t fully understood, scientists believe psoriasis is the result of several factors, including the immune system.

It can occur on any part of the body but occurs most often on the hands or feet.

 

When Do You Develop Psoriasis?

Psoriasis often develops between the ages of 15 and 35, but it can develop at any age. Psoriasis often first arises in the first 40 years of life, and especially commonly in teenagers or young adults.

 

Problems Associated with Psoriasis

 A lot of the problems associated with this condition are really connected to the person’s feelings or emotions.

Let’s look some of those problems:

People with psoriasis often face stigma, discrimination.

Although the condition is so common, people with psoriasis often feel like others avoid them perhaps because they mistakenly assume that it is contagious.

Psoriasis can also affect your quality of life. For example, psoriasis can have a serious impact on one’s daily activities even if it involves a small area, such as the palms of the hands or soles of the feet.

 

What Are the Different Types of Psoriasis?

Plaque psoriasis: plaque psoriasis is the most general type of the skin disease. Plaque psoriasis is responsible for about eighty five percent of all cases of psoriasis. This type of psoriasis normally appears as elevated inflamed regions of skin that are covered with white flaky skin.

Flexural psoriasis: flexural psoriasis appears as a smooth patch of inflamed skin. Most commonly flexural psoriasis occurs in the bends of the skin. Flexural psoriasis is irritated by perspiration and friction.

Guttate psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis appears as small round patches. These patches appear over larger areas of the body such as; arms, legs, core section, and scalp.

Pustular psoriasis: Pustular psoriasis appears as elevated sores that look like blisters because they are filled with pus. Normally these occur on the hands and feet, or wide spread over a larger area.

Nail psoriasis: Nail psoriasis causes an alteration in the appearance of finger nails and toe nails. These alterations can be discoloration, ridges in the nail, thickening of the skin under the nail, loose nails, nail crumbling, and pitting of the nails.

Erythrodermic psoriasis: Erythrodermic psoriasis is the broad area of inflammation of the skin. This normally occurs over most of the body. Severe dryness, redness, itching, swelling, and pain may occur.

Of all five, plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the disease and appears as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells. These patches or plaques most often show up on the scalp, knees, elbows and lower back.

 

What Are the Treatments Available?

Light therapy or topical treatments are often used when psoriasis is limited to a specific part of the body.

However, doctors may prescribe oral or injectable drugs if the psoriasis is widespread or greatly affects your quality of life.

Your treatment options may depend on how severe your psoriasis is.

However, the severity of psoriasis is also measured by how psoriasis affects a person’s quality of life. If you are one of those persons, you may consider an alternative natural treatment solution for your condition.

 

Are There Any Natural – Alternative Treatments for Psoriasis?

The autoimmune system is regulated by the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). Autonomic which means that it occurs involuntarily, like eye blinking, heart beating, breathing and more.

In our office, we offer a personalized health improvement program called Nutrition Response Testing. This is a technology that obtains critical information about bodily function from that Autonomic Nervous System.

Nutrition Response Testing addresses your own body’s imbalances and corrects its operation – safely, naturally and effectively. When you put it to work along with your health improvement program, your body quickly starts returning to that wonderful state of balance.

 

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If you are looking for a natural, non-invasive alternative solution to your problem, you may be a good candidate for a Nutritional Response Testing program that may help with your psoriasis.