What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a non-contiguous skin disease. The symptoms for psoriasis may vary from one person to the next in nature as well as severity. The most common form is plaque psoriasis and can be identified by inflamed and swollen skin lesions that are covered with white-silver scales. Other known forms are when it creates blisters filled with pus, shedding skin, and small drop-like spots.
The most common places where psoriasis appears on the body are the elbows, hands, feet, knees and scalp. Apart from the physical appearance, psoriasis can also cause emotional issues like frustration and depression, as many people who suffer from it feel embarrassed about the way it makes them look.
Causes of Psoriasis
The exact cause of psoriasis is still being researched, but it seems to lean toward a genetic background.
It is believed that some people are born with a predisposition toward the ailment, and that specific triggers like infections, skin injury and certain medications may cause it to flare-up.
Whilst the root cause is not yet clear, the cause of the symptoms are an overgrowth of skin cells.
Course of Psoriasis
The course of psoriasis symptoms vary a lot, but the trend seems to be that it starts showing in the early 20s. It is considered to be a chronic ailment, but there have been several accounts where individuals have been spontaneously cured.
Treatment of Psoriasis
Since the root cause is not known, it cannot be treated. Thus, symptom treatment is the only treatment at the moment. Treatments include internal and external treatments, but only offer temporary relief. These treatments are often expensive and take a long time to work, and may even have negative side effects.
A way that has proved very effective in treating the symptoms without side effects is increasing your gut health. This is because the immune system revolves around a healthy gut. Gut health can be increased by placing good bacteria and digestive enzymes back in the gut with a natural product like the Manna GUT Support.
Also try to follow a diet which is very low in carbohydrates, like the Manna Diet, because the “bad bacteria” in the gut thrives on glucose and you need to keep sugar levels as normal as possible.