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Psoriasis: Causes, Effects and Prevention

Psoriasis is considered as a kind of leprosy in Ayurveda.

Psoriasis: Causes, Effects and Prevention

© Dr.P.Elayaraja

Psoriasis is a wide-spread and well known skin problem. Though it is a skin problem, it may be due to a weakness in the body’s immune system of an outcome of a physiological condition. It doesn’t see any age difference and can occur to a newborn too.

 

It is considered as a kind of leprosy in Ayurveda. About 18 different types of leprosy has been recorded and explained in Ayurvaeda and one among them is our topic of today’s discussion, psoriasis. Many patients suffering from psoriasis do not like to be called as a leprosy patient, because of the social stigma.

Symptoms

Psoriasis begins as an itching on the scalp, which many people think as a dandruff problem in initial stages. Later the scalp or scaly skin begins to shed from the head. Use of anti-dandruff shampoo only worsens the condition. Further, psoriasis causes irresistible itching and bleeding.

Elbows, knees and legs show skin discolouration, thickening of skin, itching and other symptoms. Itchiness can be felt in any part of the body and discoloration along with thick skin confirms the onset of psoriasis.

Breech in the body’s immunity can cause psoriasis. This may be due to the lifestyle of a person, nature of skin or diet. Psoriasis can also be cause due to stress conditions.

Prevention

Psoriasis can be completely cured and prevented if we keep a simple and healthy lifestyle.

Mental health: One of the important and basic ways to prevent psoriasis is to keep stress under control or lead a stress-free life.

Food: Avoid eating curd (yoghurt) along with egg or fish. Salt intake must be reduced.

Sleep: Proper sleep can reduce the intensity of psoriasis.

Exercise: Daily exercise or yoga can boot immunity and prevent diseases like psoriasis.

Heredity: Family having a history of psoriasis can prevent its occurrence.

 

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© 2010 Dr.P.Elayaraja

© 2010 Dr.P.Elayaraja

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  1. Good timely share. I was looking for info on this topic for someone suffering. Can you tell me how it differs from seborrhaeic dermatitis. How to differentiate between the two?

  2. Seborrhaeic dermatitis is very different from psoriasis, both in the cause and the effect. It mainly targets the sebum gland in the skin and is thought to be caused by a yeast.
    Excess of vitamin A and lack of B6 and B12 can also cause seborrhaeic dermatitis.
    Psoriasis is a immune disorder and can affect the whole of the body.

  3. Huh, that is a scary condition doc.

  4. I agree with Jimmy, this is scary!

  5. Oh my God! Scary!

  6. `I agree with Jimmy, this is scary!

  7. Informative post. Glad to hear that this scary disease can be cured and prevented. Thanks for sharing.

  8. right said

  9. thanks for the share

  10. thanks for the share. I have also published an article on Psoriasis. Please see it on
    http://healthmad.com/conditions-and-diseases/psoriasis-7/

  11. Scary!

  12. Nice & informative share.

  13. That looks so sore my feelings go out to anyone suffering from this. Informative article as usual. LB

  14. I feel so sorry for anyone suffering this problem. It must be so uncomfortable. A very informative post.

    Christine

  15. Scary one…thanks for the share

  16. really a great article

  17. thanks Doc for sharing another educational post.

  18. very good information on a very common skin disease. Thanks doc

  19. A deadly disease…

  20. I’m stunned while seeing these pictures.

  21. Good work.

  22. hey very awful images…very useful tips on this issue..

  23. This was very informative. Thank you for sharing it. Like Christine, I feel for the people who have to suffer with this.

  24. Scary, but very informing. Many of use are still libing inside this bubble where we think we are safe and sound when in reality it’s all the contrary.

  25. My heart goes out to sufferers of this condition no matter how slight or severe.

  26. That looks so painful. I feel sorry for these people.

  27. Very sad to see people having to suffer with such a condition. A very informative article though.

  28. Another great share Doc cheers

  29. Informative , Thanks

  30. My brother has psoriasis, good thing I dont have one. Great post.

  31. Made me itch. Psoriasis is a terrible skin disease. Good post.

  32. I’ve just learned something today. Thanks.

  33. Wow, that would be tough to live with in it’s advanced stages!
    Good article.
    Shay Davidson writing as Madison Parker

  34. Nice share my friend.

    You’ve made a great piece!

    Sincerely Yours,

    Ishinimrod
    Signed

  35. Thanks for the information.

  36. Great informaion!

  37. This article has a lot of false information. First off, ALL of the pictures are very severe cases which most people don’t have. Second, it’s neither curable or preventable. There are treatments to decrease the symptoms (mainly steroids in the form of cremes) as well as diet change/stress reduction but no cure, it’s considered chronic. I’m very surprised so many people found this article to have “great information” when much of it is false.

  38. This article has a lot of false information. First off, ALL of the pictures are very severe cases which most people don\’t have. Second, it\’s neither curable or preventable. There are treatments to decrease the symptoms (mainly steroids in the form of cremes) as well as diet change/stress reduction but no cure, it\’s considered chronic. I\’m very surprised so many people found this article to have \”great information\” when much of it is false.

  39. its a good information that can help every one to prevent them from being affected.if any one know more about about psoriasis do post it.

  40. i have wound similar to psoriasis it’s big like a quarter.. and i having another one next to it. like 10mm from the big one.. what should i do?

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