I was 15 when I started breaking out in itchy, red patches all over my body. I had no idea what caused it, and I had even less of a clue of what to do. I went to a dermatologist, who diagnosed me with psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition where your skin's cell production rate goes into overdrive. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Over the next few years, my derm prescribed me more creams, steroids, emollients, and lotions than I can count. The side effects of the treatments sometimes embarrassed me more than my psoriasis: they smelled terrible, soiled my sheets, and burned my skin. While some of the prescriptions made my psoriasis a little better, I was usually too embarrassed to wear short sleeves or shorts, even in the summer. Every time I faced that fear, friends, even well-meaning ones, asked, “Were you bitten by bugs?” or “Are you sunburned?” My confidence sank as I dodged questions about my skin and covered up as much as I could. But then, … [Read more...] about ‘Becoming Vegan Was The Only Thing That Helped My Psoriasis’
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(Reuters Health) - The Mediterranean diet might do more than help ward off heart disease, it may also help improve psoriasis, a new study suggests. “Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease triggered by environmental factors,” said lead author Dr. Celine Phan, a dermatologist at Hopital Mondor, in Creteil, France. “The Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by a high proportion of fruits, vegetables, cereals, fish, extra-virgin olive oil, etc., could reduce chronic systemic inflammation thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of these foods,” she said in an email. Some people seem to inherit a susceptibility to developing psoriasis, noted Dr. Laura Ferris, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, who wasn’t involved in the study. “It’s a condition characterized by areas or patches of skin that is red and thickened and scaly,” Ferris said in an email. “It can really impair a … [Read more...] about Mediterranean diet might help ease psoriasis
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
Published 8:01 am, Thursday, January 25, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Do you know all of your psoriasis treatment options? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Dru Riddle of Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the estimated 7.5 million people afflicted with psoriasis across the United States. A nurse anesthetist and university professor, Riddle understands first-hand the importance of receiving the proper treatment as quickly as possible and treating the condition with safe, effective medicine. Diagnosed with psoriasis in 2003 and psoriatic arthritis (PA) in 2010, Riddle underwent the treatment trials and errors common to many sufferers of PA before he was connected with a health care provider who prescribed a more aggressive plan that included biologics. Before doctors put him to a biologic therapy, Riddle suffered for several years with skin lesions and joint pain. “Finally I was switched to an injectable biologic … [Read more...] about Do you know all of your psoriasis treatment options?
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?