Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that affects the skin which causes the rapid growth of skin cells. This results in forming thick, scaly plaques. Psoriasis is a common, chronic, long-term disease for which there is no cure. It goes through cycles, burns for a few weeks or months, then subsides for a while or goes into relief. There are Psoriasis Ayurvedic treatments that can help overcome the symptoms. In addition, you can combine lifestyle habits and coping strategies to help you live better with psoriasis.
Symptoms of Psoriasis differ from person to person. Common symptoms of Psoriasis are red patches of skin covered with thick silvery scales, small scaly spots and are most commonly seen in children, dry cracked skin that may bleed or itch, burning or soreness, thickened or ridged nails, swollen and stiff joints.
Psoriasis scars range from a few spots of dandruff-like scaling to affecting more covering large areas. The most affected areas are the lower back, elbows, knees, legs, feet, scalp, face and palms.
Most psoriasis goes through cycles that last for a few weeks or months, then subside or go away on its own. There are several types of psoriasis-like plaque psoriasis, nail psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis.
Your condition may get worse if you have symptoms such as
- The infection becomes severe or widespread.
- It gives you embarrassment and pain
- Makes you worry about the appearance of your skin.
- This leads to joint problems such as pain, swelling or inability to perform daily tasks
- Does not improve with treatment.
Psoriasis is an immune system problem that causes the skin to regenerate faster than normal. This rapid turnover of cells is the cause of scales and red patches.
It is not entirely clear what damage is being done to the immune system. Researchers believe that genetic and environmental factors play a role. This condition is not contagious.
Management of Psoriasis in Ayurvedic treatment
Ingredients used in Ayurvedic medicine are also used in other medical categories to treat psoriasis such as aloe vera and turmeric.
Ayurvedic texts say that psoriasis is caused by imbalances of two doshas or energy areas. Ayurvedic doctors call it Vata and Kapha
Vata is responsible for regulating the body’s functions. Kapha is responsible for growth. The imbalance between these two keys creates toxins in a person’s system and causes inflammation. As a result, Ayurvedic treatments revolve around not only baldness but also diet and lifestyle advice.
The imbalance between these two energies creates toxins in a person’s system and causes inflammation. As a result, Ayurvedic treatments revolve around not only the application of herbal medicines but also diet and lifestyle advice.
Panchakarma treatment is the main Psoriasis Ayurvedic treatment used to treat psoriasis.
Panchakarma treatment includes herbal remedies and dietary changes. These detoxify and cleanse the body. Vegetarianism is often recommended. The duration and success of the treatment depend on the severity of psoriasis and the commitment towards your treatment.
Unbalanced and unhealthy eating habits, eating the wrong combination of foods e.g. dairy products with fish or chicken and consuming high amounts of yoghurt, blackberries, seafood, tamarind or salty foods can trigger psoriasis. Other triggers for psoriasis include stress, alcohol and tobacco use
Ayurlife holds expert practitioners in treating Psoriasis. Our therapies include various individualized treatments varying from patient to patient. AyurLife centre is a holistic space in the modern world specialized in treating Psoriasis and related disorders with assured outcomes.