Psoriasis is scaly patches (silvery white) that can appear anywhere on the skin.
Unknown cause. Possibly determined genetically. Common between 15-30 years. The precipitating factors are:
-The psychological emotional stress.
– Drugs such as steroids, brufen, lithium, antimalarials and beta-adrenergic blockers.
Sign and symptoms:
It usually affects both sides of the body symmetrically. Red and circumscribed plates very dry (flat areas on the skin) of various sizes, covered with scales. The elimination of scales gives rise to punctual bleeding points. The sites can be anywhere on the body, especially in ex. Elbow, knees, sacrum and occiput. Injuries are in the form of a coin or circular with central cleaning. The joints can be affected, especially the joints of the fingers. The nails often appear chopped and thick with a brownish black discoloration.
Avoid precipitating or triggering factors. Avoid foods that you are allergic to. Avoid smoking and alcohol. Avoid foods high in fat or sugar. Avoid non-vegetarian food – meat, chicken.
Heat can help control relapse. Exercising regularly helps improve blood circulation. Practicing yoga will help reduce stress.
Drink plenty of water. Eat fresh and raw fruits and vegetables, as they provide antioxidants and flavonoids that help reduce inflammation and increase immunity. Eating figs and fish oil can help you feel better. Eat a well-balanced diet: proper nutrition will improve overall health and reduce the severity of the disease. Do not overeat, not even healthy foods. Limit the consumption of red meats and dairy products. Eat foods that contain psoralen before going out in the sun: celery, carrots, citrus fruits, figs, fennel and parsnips. It makes the skin more sensitive to the sun because of the positive effects of UV light. But do not expose excessively to the sun. Eating fatty fish can help reduce the inflammation associated with psoriasis: mackerel, salmon, black cod, albacore, herring and sardines. Eat a low-calorie diet if you are overweight: around 1,200 calories per day. Some research has shown relationships between psoriasis and obesity. Consuming a gluten-free diet benefits people with psoriasis (gluten is a protein mixture found in some cereals, especially in wheat). Avoid wheat, rye, barley and oats, as they contain gluten. Increase intake of vitamin D. Increase the intake of omega 3 fatty acids and reduce the intake of omega 6 fatty acids (ratio of 2: 1), the omega 3 fatty acid has anti-inflammatory properties. Food rich in omega 3:
-Oil of canola, flax seeds, flax seed oil, walnuts and green leafy vegetables such as parsley, fish: Atlantic salmon, Atlantic grouper, Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic and Pacific herring, sardines, blue fish , tuna and cold water fish. Reduce (not avoid altogether) the intake of foods rich in omega 6:
-Cereal, vegetable oils, whole grain breads, baked goods and margarines, eggs and poultry. Consuming a diet rich in vitamin A and zinc, helps in the regeneration of the skin. Increases the intake of vitamin C, helps maintain healthy skin. Having coriander leaves frequently is high in vitamin C and helps keep skin healthy. You can have 3-4 strands of saffron in the milk, it is beneficial for the skin. It is said that basil leaves (tulsi) are useful for diseases of the skin; Eat 3 to 4 fresh leaves a day.
Seek medical advice:
You can take vitamin supplements and cod liver oil under the supervision of your doctor. In case of a prolonged duration or a change in the pattern of eruption, take the opinion of the doctors immediately. If the symptoms get worse or if you notice any sign of infection (fever, redness of the affected area, pain), consult your doctor immediately.
Read the full article "Psoriasis Cure" that Dr.Ramesh Maheshwari wrote on Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/psoriasis-cure-10134/post
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