Natural remedies to treat psoriasis. How to treat psoriasis naturally? It is essential to study and act with the dermatologist to develop a plan that suits your
personal needs with natural remedies for psoriasis. Being experienced is useful. It’s important to know the interaction with other medications, because, although they are not for psoriasis, they can
delay or block the effect mechanism of Psotherapy products.
Psoriasis (from the Greek ψωρίασις - Psoriasis, "scabies" or” itch condition") is a chronic inflammatory skin
disease, nor infectious neither contagious, usually chronic and recurrent. In its pathogenesis are involved autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors. Psoriasis is a disease commonly found, no
particular correlation with sex or age; however, seems to be correlated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, including stroke and myocardial infarction, and treating patients with
hyperlipidemia (high levels of lipids in the blood) can lead to an improvement.
It is identified more forms of psoriasis: pustular psoriasis and non-pustular forms including plaque psoriasis
(about 80% of the forms of psoriasis), guttate, inverse, and erythrodermic psoriasis.
In plaque psoriasis the skin thickens and accumulates rapidly in the areas affected by the lesions giving a
silvery-white scaly aspect. Although the disorder can appear at any area of the
body, typically it is localized on the elbows, knees, scalp and lumbar region, as well as on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and genital area. The disease occurs more frequently, but not
exclusively, on the extensor surfaces of limbs. The disease, with chronic and recurrent development, varies in the extension of the skin involvement. It ranges from individuals suffering from a very
limited number of small patches up to persons with the body almost completely covered by lesions.
Fingernails and toenails are frequently affected by the disorder, called psoriatic nail dystrophy. About 50% of
patients with psoriasis develop nail psoriasis. This sometimes is the only region affected by the disease. Psoriasis can also cause inflammation of the joints, resulting in the condition known as
psoriatic arthritis. About 30% of patients with psoriasis (with a range that can go from 6% to 48%) later develop psoriatic arthritis.
The underlying causes of psoriasis are not yet completely understood, but it is believed that genetic and
immunologic component have a key role. Several environmental factors can trigger or aggravate psoriasis. Among these, an important role is played by skin trauma, infection, and some
The disease in the late eighteenth century became known as "lepra of Willan" when English dermatologists Robert
Willan (1757-1812) and Thomas Bateman differentiated Psoriasis from other skin diseases and clarify its signs and complications. In their view, leprosy is characterized by regular and circular shape
lesions, while psoriasis is always of irregular shape and appearance. Robert Willan identified two categories of lesions, the discoid psoriasis, which he called leprosa Graecorum (equivalent to Lepra
Vulgaris or Lepra Willani) and Psora Leprosa.
The most famous dermatologists of the nineteenth century were dedicated to the deepening of the study of the
disease, which in their view was a system disease (in fact they spoke of "psoriatic disease"), taking into account the connection of psoriasis with the state of the internal organs and the nervous
system. Only in 1841 by the Austrian dermatologist Ferdinand von Hebra, founder of the new Viennese school of dermatology, the condition was finally given the definitive name of psoriasis, derived
from the Greek word psora which means itching.
The description is to be found in the work of von Hebra Atlas der Hautkrankeiten (Atlas of skin