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What is Psoriasis?

According to the World Psoriasis Day consortium, 125 million people worldwide, i.e., 2 to 4 percent of the total population is diagnosed with psoriasis in different races.In India, the prevalence is around 1-2%. Psoriasis is well-known as (Kiṭibha) as per Ayurvedic terminology. Psoriasis Ayurvedic Treatment is the most effective one as it is an auto immune disorder which requires a special care. People often ignore Psoriasis assuming it is a normal Infection of the Skin. The adverse impact of Psoriasis even causes all the Skin cells of the body to shed off. Psoriasis is an autoimmune, non-contagious, chronic disease of the skin.It is a skin problem that causes skin cells to increase up to multiple times quicker than ordinary. Psoriasis makes the skin build up into uneven red patches covered with white scales. In Psoriasis, the production of skin cells occurs in 3-4 days instead of 30 days hence, causing shedding of skin. They can grow anywhere, but mostly appears on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back.

Psoriasis can't be spread from person to person. It sometimes happens in Individuals from a similar family. Psoriasis usually appears in early adulthood. In some cases, it affects just a few areas. Psoriasis can sometimes cover large parts of the body too. In some cases, the patches healand then later come back throughout a person's life.

Types of Psoriasis

Inverse Psoriasis

As the name suggests, inverse psoriasis is the one that affects the inward areas or folds of the skin, like the elbow or knee folds, or genital areas. It causes redness and itchiness, and the problem increases when there is friction or sweating in the affected area. Any type of chemicals, if applied can damage the skin and the patient must choose an inverse psoriasis treatment plan wisely.

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Pustular Psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis is a very uncommon type of psoriasis, they are seen on hands and feet. It can be caused by a severe deficiency of vitamin D and the presence of a triggering agent. It is best to use natural ingredients instead of chemical-based medicines.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

Erythrodermic psoriasis is not a common type and it affects the whole body. The skin starts shedding or peeling off from the affected area and there can be itchiness or burning sensation. It can cause loss of water and raised temperature in the body.

Nail Psoriasis

Nail Psoriasis causes damage to the nails of the body. The nails become pale or yellowish and the nail can even crumble or break. In extreme cases, the nail may even fall off. However, the root cause of the problem is not the nails, but the immune disorder of the body.

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis with a skin rash. It mainly affects the skin, but is an autoimmune disorder which means the body has started to damage itself and is killing the healthy cells. When this disorder begins to affect the joints of the body, then it is known as psoriatic arthritis.

Plaque Psoriasis

7 out of 10 patients suffer from plaque psoriasis. In Plaque Psoriasis, rashes are seen in red color on the body, inflamed in nature, and sometimes whitish silvery scales are found on elbows, knees, and the scalp.

Guttate Psoriasis

It is usually provoked by pharyngitis or perianal (bacterial) infections. In Guttate Psoriasis, pink and small spot-like rashes develop over the arms, legs or abdominal regions. This type of Psoriasis is mostly seen in children.

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Causes of Psoriasis

  • Excessive Intake of Alcohol- High consumption of alcohol causes psoriasis to take birth.
  • Stress- A person who is staying under stress all day long is prone to be affected with psoriasis.
  • Changing Weather Conditions- Changing weather i.e. - chilly cold and dry weather also causes psoriasis.
  • Injury to Skin- An injury caused to the skin such as a cut or scrape, a bug bite.
  • Medications- Certain medications are considered as psoriasis trigger for example- High dose of medicines for blood pressure and antimalarial medications.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

  • Red Patches on Skin- Red and raised patches are seen on skin that is covered with thick silvery scales.
  • Dry, Cracked Skin- The skin becomes dry and cracked that may bleed or cause itching.
  • Swollen Joints- The joints become stiff and also get swollen and leads to pain in joints too.
  • Pitted Nails- In Psoriasis, nails become pitted i.e. tiny dents can be seen on nails.

Symptoms may vary if one has a less common type of psoriasis.

Psoriasis Ayurvedic Treatment

  • Ayurveda works on treating the disease from its root cause.
  •  Ayurveda does not work on treating symptoms, it heals an individual within.
  •  Psoriasis can never be cured with Steroid based creams. It demands a proper Ayurvedic treatment for lifelong healing.
  •  Rasayanachikitsa (immunomodulation) is advised for boosting immunity.
  •  Garlic and Onions are used to purify the blood.

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I was suffering from Knee Pain for many years. I took treatment from various hospitals but of no use. Then somebody advised me to take treatment from Dr. Sharda Ayurveda clinic and after taking treatment from there I was almost free from knee pain within 6 months. I have stop my medicines and feeling no pain.

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How is psoriasis diagnosed?

There are no special blood tests or diagnostic parameter to diagnose it. Qualified and experienced Doctors can diagnose it after seeing its symptoms and by Pulse reading. A skin biopsy may be sometimes useful in diagnosis.

What Ayurveda says about psoriasis?

All the Ayurvedic texts describe that Psoriasis arises due to an imbalance of two “Doshas,” or areas of energy. In body VataDosha is responsible for controlling bodily functions and contributes to the dryness and skin scaling of Psoriasis. Increase in KaphaDosha leads to any skin disease.

Is there any dietary restrictions for psoriasis?

Yes, sour, salty, heat-producing food items like pepper, curd, milk, sugar, meat or nonveg, sesame seeds black gram are contraindications, alcoholic and carbonated drinks, packed food, junk food are to be avoided.

Whether psoriasis trigger in different seasons?

Yes, seasonal changes play an important role in its outbreaks. Sunlight sometimes in summers heals Psoriasis and leads to a decrease in symptoms while cold and dry air in winters aggravates or triggers the disease.

Which is the best herb for psoriasis?

Turmeric is part of the same family as the ginger plant. Its active ingredient is called curcumin. Turmeric has unique anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which have led scientists to study it as a treatment for psoriasis.

Does Psoriasis have a permanent cure?

In Ayurveda, it can be cured but it depends upon the patient's power, faith in medicine, and Doctor, his dedication towards recommended diet and lifestyle.

Is Ayurvedic treatment effective for psoriasis?

Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis is quite effective as Ayurveda has various Herbs that help fight psoriasis.

How long does Ayurvedic treatment last for psoriasis?

Ayurvedic treatment is never the same for 2 human beings. It varies according to Dosha. So the time for treatment also varies according to individuals and their type of disease.

What is the root cause of psoriasis?

Ill eating habits, overeating, and undigested food can lead to psoriasis. Some people who intake sour things with milk are more prone to have psoriasis.

Will psoriasis go away naturally?

With modifications in diet, climatic changes will show fewer symptoms but will need Ayurvedic treatment for life long cure.

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