The immune system is one of the biggest psoriasis causes. We all have a white blood cell called the T cell or T lymphocyte to be precise and it is supposed to help our body by going around policing foreign substances and getting rid of them.
If you have psioriasis, your T cells attack healthy skin cells, and this leads to the common look of psioriasis symptoms. The guys in white coats (doctors ;)) haven’t yet figured out why this happens or if it is possible to prevent or stop altogether.
There are common psoriasis causes and triggers which can cause psoriasis to develop or worsen, you will of course have your own psoriasis triggers, so pay attention to those.
When I (Henri) had eczema I did the same thing, I eliminated all the things that triggered a bad response and it worked extremely well.
Here are some common triggers and psoriasis causes:
- Certain medications
- Cold climate
- Cuts, scrapes or other injuries to the skin
- Emotional stress
Emotional stress could be hard to avoid, but what you can do then and what I did was to start something that relaxes your body, soul and mind. An example could be yoga, meditation, tai chi or whatever floats your boat, try stuff and find out! 🙂
Conventional Psoriasis Treatments and Medications
There is no known cure for psoriasis at this time, but it is possible to get rid of all the symptoms by natural means. There are many reports of people doing just this, but it takes some effort on your part.
Let us look at some medical psoriasis treatments, they are all about preventing and keeping it under control. There are many treatments that can have many potential side-effects, AND some of them come with a hefty price tag.
Here’s a list of common treatments and what they do:
- Light Therapy
Also called phototherapy. You are exposed to ultraviolet light, which is believed to slowly reduce psoriasis skin symptoms. The long-term effects have not been determined. It might increase the risk of skin cancer, so it sounds a bit iffy to me.
- Topical Steroids
Cortisone steroids vary in strength. You can get the milder ones over the counter, but the ones that pack more punch have to be prescribed. I do not recommend the use of these for prolonged periods of time, because they thin out your skin, your body may become resistant and cortisone is never good for your body. They might be beneficial if you can get put your psoriasis into remission and take it from there.
- Oral Psoriasis Medication
These should be avoided at all cost. They cause severe and SERIOUS side-effects. It is only given to patients that require rapid results, so if you’re doing okay then do not even consider this option.
As you’ve noticed, I am a big proponent of doing things the natural way. That’s because it is the only sane choice in 99% of the cases.
You can use conventional treatments to give you a boost, but you can’t do it forever. You have to address the underlying cause. This often means changing your habits and the way you live, it ain’t easy, but it’s worth it!
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