Psoriasis is a prolonged and chronic inflammation of skin.It is marked by patches of thick, red skin covered with silvery scales that occur primarily on the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp. The causes of psoriasis are still unknown. This condition is neither infectious (Do not spread from one person to another) nor does it affect the general health. It affects both the genders and may start at any age.
Psoriasis is very common, affecting around three per cent of the population, although people with very mild symptoms may not be aware they have it. Psoriasis can begin at any age but usually starts either around the age of 20 or between 50 and 60.
According to modern medical science the causes of psoriasis are unknown.
But the following factors can aggravate psoriasis.
- Heredity - If one parent is affected then there is 15% of chances for the child to suffer from psoriasis. If both the parents are affected then the possibility of child getting the psoriasis is 60%.
- Throat infections trigger psoriasis.
- Trauma or hurt on skin like cuts, bruises or burns may cause psoriasis.
- Some medicines or skin irritants initiate psoriasis.
- Smoking and alcohol are other two factors which activate psoriasis.
- Mental stress or psychological trauma may also cause psoriasis
Physicians of Ayusya Clinic have treated this disease through unique and unparalal formulations of ayurveda, and giving patients following prequetionery measures to counteract this autoimmune disease.
- Avoid all factors which trigger psoriasis.
- Reduce stress levels with the help of meditation and Yoga.
- Do not prick, peel or scratch skin. This may trigger psoriasis.
- After bath or wash pat dry the skin. Do not rub the towel vigorously on skin.
- Avoid soap. Instead use gram flour (besan flour) as soap dries the skin.
- After washing, pat the skin dry, don't irritate it by rubbing vigorously.
- Apply moisturizing creams liberally on affected areas after
- Opt for cotton clothes over synthetic ones.
- Say no to radish, urad dal, sesame, jaggery (gur), curds, fish and other sour foods.
- Always apply besan flour or herbal scrub instead of soap.
- Smear herbal cream which is infused with vata and kapha balancing herbs.