(Reuters Health) - People with the scaly skin condition psoriasis are often faced with people who don’t want to shake hands with them and who see them - incorrectly - as contagious, according to a new study. “Patients with psoriasis often express frustration to me that they experience discrimination in public places and the work environment,” study coauthor Dr. Joel Gelfand of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia told Reuters Health by email. “My patients tell me that they have been asked not to use a pool, feel embarrassed going to the hair salon or have been fired from jobs that require interaction with the public.” Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that speeds up the lifecycle of skin cells, causing them to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells cause scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. Some people with psoriasis develop arthritis, too. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, up … [Read more...] about People with psoriasis often face stigma, discrimination
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Saturday, July 07, 2018 by: RJ Jhonson Tags: alternative medicine, blood-heat psoriasis, blood-heat syndrome, Chinese medicine, goodhealth, goodmedicine, natural cures, natural medicine, psoriasis, psoriasis treatment, psoriasis vulgaris, pulian ointment, traditional medicine (Natural News) It is estimated that two to three percent of the world’s population has psoriasis. Sufferers of the condition can turn to traditional Chinese medicine for relief, says a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Psoriasis causes inflammation in the skin and the joints, resulting in pain and discomfort for those who have the condition. It is easy to identify because of its visible signs: red, inflamed, often cracking skin, swollen joints, and pitted nails. It is not life-threatening, but the symptoms can hamper a sufferer from enjoying a good quality of life. Microbes or chemicalsfrom the environment do not cause the inflammation that characterizes … [Read more...] about Traditional Chinese medicine is a safe, effective alternative for treating psoriasis
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: bacteria, bacterial composition, Bacteroides, badhealth, digestive health, Faecalibacterium, gut bacteria, gut health, inflammation, inflammatory conditions, intestinal bacteria, microbiome, microbiota, plant-based diets, plaque psoriasis, probiotics, psoriatic flare-ups (Natural News) There have been numerous studies linking gut health to all kinds of diseases, including – but not limited to – diabetes, obesity, and inflammatory bowel disease. Leaky gut among psoriasis patients can be added to that growing list, courtesy of a study published in Scientific Reports. For their study, the researchers used 52 patients who’d been diagnosed with plaque psoriasis. Of the 52 patients, 13 were identified as positive for bacterial translocation (BT), which is the passage of bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract to other parts of the body. Genome sequencing allowed the team to identify and analyze the intestinal … [Read more...] about Psoriasis linked to gut health: Leaky gut could be caused by microbiome composition
Friday, June 08, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: goodhealth, goodmedicine, plaque psoriasis, psoriasis, psoriasis remedies, vitamin D, vitamin D benefits, vitamin D supplements, vitamin d3, vitamin supplements (Natural News) We all know vitamin D helps strengthen your bones and muscles. It’s also very good for your skin, which is why Australian and New Zealand researchers looked at its potential effects on psoriasis. They reported that increasing the amount of vitamin D in your body could help ease the symptoms of plaque psoriasis. Psoriasis is the term for a group of chronic diseases that affect the skin. They cause skin cells to grow so fast that they create scales and plaques, which are irritating at best and painful at worst. While the origins of psoriasis remain unknown, experts believe they are related to faulty immune systems. This is where vitamin D comes in. (Related: Oregon grape extract: A natural treatment for psoriasis.) Vitamin D is known to reduce the … [Read more...] about Vitamin D is not only good for your bones – it can ease psoriasis
The severity of psoriasis is decided by how much of the body it affects. Mild psoriasis affects less than 3 percent of the body, while moderate psoriasis affects between 3 and 10 percent of the body. Severe psoriasis is when more than 10 percent of the body is covered. Psoriasis is not necessarily easy to deal with even when it is mild. Psoriasis of any type or severity can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Fortunately, there are many treatments available that can help. In this article, we take a look at different types of psoriasis, and in particular how they can affect people in their mild forms. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to form too quickly. Because new skin cells grow faster than the body sheds existing skin cells, thick, scaly patches of skin form. There are several types of psoriasis. Most types of psoriasis tend to be mild to moderate. However, some types of psoriasis are more likely to be severe. Types of the condition include: plaque … [Read more...] about What are the different types of psoriasis?