Register for our free newsletterIT is a question capable of revolutionising one of the biggest health challenges of modern time. Is depression a partly physical illness? It has long been thought of as a disease of the mind, but a growing body of evidence is suggesting depression is potentially the result of inflammation caused by the immune system. And scientists in Scotland are at the forefront of the investigation into whether drugs used to treat conditions such as arthritis can also help alleviate symptoms such as sadness, hopelessness and anxiety. The link between inflammation and depression is an unexpected one, which doctors encountered by accident. The discovery goes back nearly two decades when it was recognised that conditions such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis – which is linked to the skin condition psoriasis – were a result of the immune system attacking itself. This led to the advent of new drugs, which used antibodies to block “rogue” … [Read more...] about Treatment of depression could be evolving as growing evidence suggests it’s party a physical illness
Psoriasis treatment before and after
Thursday, April 12, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: alkaloids, alternative medicine, berberine, herbal medicine, Herbs, Mahonia aquifolium, medicinal herbs, natural medicine, natural remedies, Natural Treatments, Oregon grape, psoriasis, psoriasis cures, skin conditions, skin health, yerba santa (Natural News) Oregon has another reason to be proud of its state flower. The extract of Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) offers a natural way to alleviate the chronic skin condition psoriasis, according to the American Herbalists Guild. As far back as 1900, there have been cases when an individual suffering from psoriasis made a recovery after regularly taking an extract made from Oregon grape root. Today, its herbal preparations are used as alternatives and tonics for a number of conditions. This common use is attributed to the rich number of alkaloids found in M. aquifolium, the most important of which is berberine. Britannica defines alkaloids as … [Read more...] about Oregon grape extract: A natural treatment for psoriasis
Credit: iStock.com/ChesiireCat Is your skin around nails peeling? Dry skin around nails is often harmless; however, peeling skin can sometimes be a sign of a deeper, less obvious problem, such as a severe vitamin deficiency. Skin peeling around nails is often due to having insufficient amounts of water for the proper function of the stratum corneum—the outermost layer of the epidermis, which consists of dead cells. There is a reduced amount of protective oil and therefore the skin becomes dry. Depending on the underlying cause, this may lead to bleeding; peeling; or dry, cracked skin around fingernails. Other symptoms of dry skin include itching, red, or ashy skin and skin that feels stretched or tight. Exposure to harsh chemicals from nail polish, showering in hot water, or even washing your hands with lots of soapy water can help contribute to the problem. The cold winter weather can also cause cracked, dry skin around fingernails. This article will explore the possible causes … [Read more...] about Skin around Nails Peeling? Vitamin Deficiency and Other Causes
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?
Psoriasis is not contagious and cannot spread between people. It can, however, spread from one area of the body to another, especially if it is left untreated. Psoriasis is a common immune system disease that affects the skin. It can be painful and embarrassing, and people with psoriasis may find that others treat them differently during a flare-up. People who have never seen psoriasis before may assume that it is infectious. However, psoriasis is not a contagious disease, and the scaly patches it causes will not spread to another person. However, psoriasis often spreads from one location to another. This is not because the damaged skin infects other parts of the body but because the immune system process that causes psoriasis can get worse. Depending on the type of psoriasis a person has, a psoriasis rash can develop in a variety of places on the body. Most people with psoriasis have plaque psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis often spreads to the outer elbows, knees, and scalp, though it can … [Read more...] about How to prevent psoriasis from spreading