What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the body to speed up the skin renewal process, hence it triggers the rapid build up of skin cells and inflammation.
In adults, the skin renewal process usually takes between 28 and 42 days. However, in people with psoriasis, this process may take just few days.
Around 125 million people worldwide, including those 7.5 million people in the US and 1.2 million people in the UK, have been affected by psoriasis. Psoriasis has been associated with other inflammatory conditions such as:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Heart Disease
- Psoriatic Arthritis
Is Psoriasis Infectious?
Fortunately, psoriasis is not contagious.
What Causes Psoriasis?
Although it is not yet fully understood. There are two key factors that cause psoriasis:
1. Genetic Predisposition. You are likely to suffer from psoriasis if there is an immediate family member who has been affected by the condition.
2. Immune System. In people who suffer from psoriasis, their T cells mistakenly attack skin cells. This attack causes the acceleration of skin cell renewal.
Is There Any Cure For Psoriasis?
At this moment, it is not yet possible to alter the genetic predisposition to cure psoriasis. However, there are some treatments to manage the symptoms. If you suffer from psoriasis, ask your doctor for the best possible treatment.
How to Reduce Psoriasis Symptoms?
There are some commonly-known external triggers of psoriasis flare ups including:
- Cigarette (Smoking).
- Alcohol (Drinking).
- Injury and Infection.
- Certain medications such as propranolol, lithium, anti-malarials, quinidine and indomethacin, can cause the psoriasis symptoms to flare up.
- Foods that triggers inflammation such as high-sugar content foods, deep-fried foods.
By limiting the exposure to these external triggers, it will reduce the frequency of the flare up. Open sores on the skin and fissures may be seen in severe cases of psoriasis. If you see signs like these, get a professional help as soon as possible, to prevent infection.
How to Reduce Skin Discomfort Due to Psoriasis?
Omega 3 fatty acids are known to have anti-inflammatory properties that may help ease off psoriasis symptoms. Ultra Nourishing Repair Balm has been specially formulated with botanical oils that are rich in omega 3 such as sea buckthorn, evening primrose and chia seed oil. This super-concentrated balm nourishes, soothes and protects your skin against external aggressors. It reduces skin dryness and discomfort. You can use it all over your body as long as there are no open sores or fissures.
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Sources: National Psoriasis Foundation; Psoriasis as a human model of disease to study inflammatory atherogenesis, American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 2017 May 1: 312(5): H867–H873.