Psoriasis and Psoriasis Causes.

Is is really possible to cure from psoriasis?

 psoriasis and how to treat it.

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Psoriasis – one of the most common chronic skin disease and one of the most mysterious.

 

Despite the great advances in the study of psoriasis, the cause of it is still unknown. The incidence of psoriasis in different countries ranges from 0.1 to 7%. In some lie  Russia, it affects about 2% of the population. It was long thought that psoriasis is a form of leprosy, and only at the end of the XIX century it was established absolute independence.

Faster – not better

Psoriasis – a chronic inflammatory skin disease, which is accompanied by her bright pink rash with abundant scaling on the surface. Foci of psoriasis usually appear on the elbows and knees. At these places the rash can persist even when a treatment, they disappear in other areas of the skin. In addition to the elbows and knees in the process often involves the scalp. In this case, the hair does not change and do not fall out.

The essence of psoriasis is that the patient’s skin cells start to mature and, therefore, die more quickly than it does in healthy people. Thus, if the normal cycle of maturing cells of the skin surface is between 24 to 28 days, in psoriasis this time reduced to 4-5 days. Changes in skin condition usually accompanied by violations of calcium metabolism in the body. In particular, patients with psoriasis a decline in vitamin D.

With remission lasting several months or years before the disease reaches the end of life, sharpening frequently in autumn-winter (winter form of psoriasis), at least – in the spring and summer (summer form). However, there are cases of spontaneous and definitive cure.

The results of research in recent years show that the starting points for the occurrence of psoriatic lesions can be infectious diseases (psoriasis often starts after a heavy cold conditions – sore throats, flu, etc.), different injuries, skin lesions, neuro-emotional stress, sudden changes climate receiving certain medications. We also prove a genetic predisposition to psoriasis.

The average age of patients who was first diagnosed with psoriasis – 20 years. However, psoriasis sick and small children and the elderly are described even cases of congenital psoriasis. Differences in incidence among women and men do not exist. While psoriasis occurs in women, usually at a younger age.

Unique in many faces

The most common clinical form of the disease is plaque psoriasis. Plaques are called elements of the skin that developed as a result of the growth and coalescence of the so-called papules (lumps) – bespolostnyh, dense to the touch, more or less above the level of skin structures.

This clinical form of psoriasis, as guttate psoriasis, assumes the appearance of the skin small, the size of a pinhead, rashes, and scaly. This form occurs more often in young people.

At the most severe and, fortunately, fairly rare form of psoriasis – pustular psoriasis – in brightly colored, pinkish-red swollen skin areas appear superficial pustules (pustules). For this form of typical wide (a large area of skin) distribution process (the so-called generalized psoriasis), when precipitation in the form of pustules located on the entire surface of sufficiently large areas (for example, on the whole scalp, face, palms and soles of the feet). Pustular psoriasis is often accompanied by fever.

Another serious, but rare form of disease – psoriatic erythroderma. In this condition affected the entire skin, including scalp, arms and legs. The skin becomes bright red hue, becomes edematous, very scaly. Violate the general state of health, there is weakness, malaise, increased body temperature.

Psoriatic arthritis – a form of psoriasis, in which the inflammatory process involves not only the skin but also the small joints (fingers, toes). In most patients, the appearance of skin rash is preceded by the appearance of articular symptoms. However, there are situations when psoriatic arthritis occurs without destruction of the skin, and this greatly complicates diagnosis and worsens Health.

Continue to Part 2How To Treat Psoriasis

 

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