Psoriasis - Overview

What is Psoriasis?

To put it simply, Psoriasis is a chronic disorder that results in red, thickened patches on the skin with shedding of silvery scales. The condition may be accompanied with discomfort and/or pain.


Skin cells normally have a life cycle of about 28 days each - which means that each of these cells is shed off and another comes up in place every 28 days. Now imagine if the cells start growing very rapidly without waiting for the earlier ones to shed out. It would lead to a build up of a thick layer of cells leading to the thickening of the skin in the affected area. This results in red patches with scaling.

Psoriasis can vary in intensity from mild cases with only nuisance-value to some extremely debilitating cases. The disease can also progress to affect other areas of the body such as nails, joints, scalp, etc. A tendency to come and go periodically is commonly seen in many cases – there are phases of worsening of the symptoms (relapse) and periods when the condition spontaneously resolves (remission).


Causes of Psoriasis.

Many triggers have been identified that can initiate an attack of psoriasis. This may be in people who have never had an attack ever as well as people who suffer from the disease but are in remission. These external stressors serve as triggers for the inherited defect in immune function. They may even worsen the existing psoriasis causes and some of the common ones are:

  • >Bacterial infection, such as streptococcal throat infection; thrush; viral infection
  • >Stress: this is one of the commonest triggers for the abnormal immune response that is initiated in the body
  • >Injury to the skin: this could be in the form of a cut, scrape, insect bite — the phenomenon in which the skin lesions occur at the site of the trauma is called Koebner phenomenon
  • >Cold weather: the onset of winters is known to cause a relapse in a large number of patients of psoriasis
  • >Certain medications : those containing lithium (found in some anti-depressants); beta blockers (high blood pressure medications); hydroxychloroquine (antimalarial drug); iodides
  • >Environmental factors: sunburn, chemical burns, etc.
  • >Other Factors: Smoking,Excessive consumption of alcohol or A reaction to a vaccine

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    A study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, a conventional medical Journal, showed that psoriasis patients experienced significant improvement in their quality of life and reduction in their psoriasis symptoms with Homeopathy. And this was without any kind of side-effects whatsoever. Of the 82 patients involved in the study that went on for 2 years, many had suffered psoriasis for as long as 15 years and had previously unsuccessfully tried conventional treatments.

    We have qualified and experienced dermatologists as part of our team - they combine expert skin care with the individualized diet plan provided by our nutritionists. This, along with homeopathic remedies, helps us to give the best treatment for Psoriasis to each and every patient.

    The homeopathic remedies prescribed for Psoriasis address the body at the level of immunity and gently restore the deviation back to normalcy. They help to control the further progress of the disease.