Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder. Although it is non-contagious, the disease is quite complex. Erythematous plaques with silvery scales appear on skin layers, which basically characterise the disease. This excessive increase of cell division in the basal layer of the skin, results in increased proliferation on skin layers.
The symptoms of psoriasis vary from person to person. Some of the common symptoms of psoriasis are the following:
Causes of Psoriasis According To Ayurveda
Acharya Charak has described the involvement of vata and kapha in ekkushtha or psoriasis. Accumulation of toxins or ama could also lead to this condition.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis
Ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis includes counseling, lifestyle management, diet management and ayurvedic external and internal treatment. In the case of scalp psoriasis, shirodhara with proper oils is also a very effective treatment. Treatment may also include stress management, oral Ayurvedic medicines, immunomodulators for immunity, topical treatments, regular follow up appointments and yoga and meditation to relieve mental stress. The blend of natural herbs and elements, which are extremely beneficial for the health and skin. The panchakarma therapy in Ayurveda is strong enough to cure psoriasis effectively. The therapy includes a thorough detoxification of the whole body system and removal of all harmful toxins from body fluids. Thus the main aim is to purify the blood system and restore the digestive system in order to prevent the disease.
It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to adapt to this condition. Regular exercise is also very important. Yogic asanas and pranayam can help to keep the mind and body fit and healthy.
Few precautions for psoriasis patients:
Here are some natural Ayurvedic home remedies, which are helpful for psoriasis patients:
For more information, you can visit a professional Ayurvedic practitioner.
Psoriasis, in general, is a persistent autoimmune condition that causes the speedy development of skin cell. This increase in the number of cells causes unhealthy scales on the surface of the skin.
Symptoms of nail psoriasis
Symptoms to watch out for are the nails cracking right from the nail bed. This, in medicinal term, is known as onycholysis and it creates space that can get contaminated by germs. Soreness or a sponge like feeling beneath the nails, pitting, warping and hardening of the nails, discoloration, painful chalk like build up beneath the cuticles which causes the nail to move upwards, are common symptoms as well. This is known as subungual hyperkeratosis. As a rule, almost everybody who is affected by general psoriasis, suffer from nail psoriasis.
Sometimes nail psoriasis may be accompanied by fungal infections. A parting amid the nail and nail bed is the perfect environment for the fungi to grow. If the symptoms you are experiencing are extremely moderate, treatment may not be required. If the discoloration, nail hardening or chipping of the nails is severe, it is probably a good time to make an appointment with a dermatologist.
A diet deficient in Calcium, Vitamin C or B12 can lead to this condition. Unhygienic habits can aggravate the condition. Psoriasis, in most cases, is acquired genetically. A weak immune system can also be a marker. Certain steps can be taken to keep the nails healthy. Keeping the nails clipped short and clean helps. Wearing gloves while working in the kitchen, during gardening or washing is another preventive measure you can always take.
It may be hard to treat nail psoriasis; while topical medicines are prescribed, they usually don’t work that well. Oral D3 supplements can be taken. D3 ointments, light or photo therapy and finally corticosteroid injections directly aimed to the nail bed may ease the situation. In very severe cases, nails may need to be removed with the help of surgery, so as to help new nails to grow back. Patience is the key word.
Psoriasis is a type of skin disease that usually gets worse with time if not treated properly. A patient suffering from psoriasis feels an urgent need to itch, which leads to bleeding due to excessive scratching. The skin starts to develop large patches of eruptions with the white scaly formation on the surface of the skin.
What is Psoriasis?
When the skin cells start to grow too rapidly it results in a disorder called Psoriasis. This disease is long-term in nature and leads to silvery, thick, white or red patches on developing on the top of the skin. Generally, the skin cells grow at a slow rate and flakes off in about every four weeks. As the skin starts to shed the new cells replace the outer layers of skin. But in case of Psoriasis that new skin cell moves swiftly to the outer layers in matters of days than weeks. The new cells build up and form new patches called Plaques and usually appear on the scalp, hands, knees, elbows, and feet or lower back. Psoriasis is most common in adults, but children and teens may also suffer from this disorder.
Causes of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an auto-immune condition. In this condition, the immune cells of the body start attacking the body’s own skin cells. This leads to abnormally and fasts growth of skin cells. And, result in thick skin and intense shedding of cells. Psoriasis can be triggered by some factors such as Bacterial infection, viral, Stress, Smoking, Excessive alcohol and environment factors such as sunburn, chemical burns.
Symptoms of Psoriasis
Psoriasis symptoms can be different from person to person and may include one or more of the symptoms such as Small scaling spots, Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales, Dry and cracked skin, Swollen and stiff joints and Itching, burning or soreness.
Role of homeopathy in treating psoriasis
Psoriasis is not a disease that affects just the outer layer of the skin but the internal layers as well. Therefore, homeopathy aims at treating it from the root cause by stimulating the body's healing system and then trigger the healing action in the body. It further targets the genetic disposition of the individual and recreates an environment in the body for faster healing. Although, the medicines prescribed by the homeopathy are small in quantity, yet they are highly effective as they enter the body and slowly and steadily but effectively works at correcting the internal system of the body.