What Is The Easiest And Safest Psoriasis Treatment? - Sanjivani Ayurveda Ashram

What Is The Easiest And Safest Psoriasis Treatment?

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What Is The Easiest And Safest Psoriasis Treatment?

Psoriasis: An Introduction

Psoriasis is a chronic and inflammatory skin problem that causes skin cells to grow rapidly.  It is not contagious. It appears as red scaly patches on skin, accompanied with itchiness and flaking of the skin. The areas most commonly affected are the scalp, elbows and knees, but psoriasis can occur anywhere on the body. Psoriasis is most common in adults. But children and teens can get it too.

Symptoms

Symptoms of psoriasis vary from person to person. The effects may include:

  • Raised, bright red patches of skin (called plaques), often covered with loose, silvery scales. They are usually on the knees, elbows, or low back.
  • Tiny areas of bleeding when skin scales are picked or scraped off.
  • Mild scaling to thick, crusted plaques on the scalp.
  • Itching, especially during sudden flare-ups or when the psoriasis plaques are in body folds, such as under the breasts or buttocks.
  • Discolored or pitted nails.
  • Flare-ups of many raindrop-shaped patches

Causes

Both inherited and environmental factors play a role in the development of psoriasis. Infections, stress, damage to the skin, alcohol, and sometimes intense sunlight may trigger flares of psoriasis. Certain medications (used to treat high blood pressure, malaria) can also trigger flare-ups of psoriasis.

Also if you have a family member affected by psoriasis you are more likely to suffer from psoriasis. Suddenly stopping some steroid tablets can trigger or worsen psoriasis as well. Obesity and smoking are associated with a poor response to psoriasis treatments so exercise and being the correct weight can be beneficial.

Easiest and Safest Ayurvedic Psoriasis Treatment

According to Ayurveda, Psoriasis is considered as the vitiation of Vata and Kapha. Accumulation of toxins is the basic pathological cause of occurrence of psoriasis.

Irregular food habits, consumption of foodstuffs that cannot be eaten together (milk with fish), excessive intake of curd, black gram, seafood, sour and salted items etc; stress can activate the pathogenesis. Customised and disciplined Ayurvedic treatment can be very helpful in managing and controlling psoriasis easily and safely.

Ayurvedic way of psoriasis cure comprises correcting the three doshas. A common approach is via comprehensive detoxifying or cleansing therapy. Panchakarma is a good starting point in psoriasis cure. This is supported by ayurvedic medicines.

One additional benefit of detox is cleansing bodily systems.  This will enhance the acceptance and absorption of internal medicines administered for psoriasis cure.

Purification of blood and tissues is the primary aim of Ayurvedic treatment in cases of Psoriasis. Toxins are cleansed from the body and proper digestion is restored to prevent further accumulation. Nourishing herbs are then administered to strengthen and tone the tissues to promote complete healing of the skin.

Diet and Lifestyle Advice

  • A daily bath will soothe inflamed skin and minimize scaling caused by psoriasis.
  • As soon as you get out of the shower, apply an ointment-based moisturizer. Applying it while your skin is still damp will help seal in the moisture
  • Exposing your skin to small amounts of sunlight can help lesions and breakouts heal.
  • Habits like smoking and excessive drinking may interfere with psoriasis treatment and can make symptoms worse.
  • 30 minutes of exercise, five days a week is recommended for those living with psoriasis
  • High stress levels may affect both your immune system and hormones, resulting in flare-up.

If you take good care of your skin and stick to your treatment plan, flare-ups and breakouts will be reduced, and you will again be able to enjoy your smooth, soft, and natural skin.

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