Natural Remedy for Psoriasis
Do you suffer from Psoriasis? Have you tried countless different ways over the years to treat and manage the symptoms with limited success? Welcome to Salt Sanctuary, Brisbane’s first and Australia’s most advanced Salt Therapy clinic. Salt Therapy is a 100% DRUG FREE, complimentary therapy. Click here for details of clinical results.
At Salt Sanctuary our salt rooms have been specifically designed to help sufferers of respiratory and skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, relieve their symptoms and enhance overall health in a comfortable and relaxing environment.
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What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells and is characterised by red, scaly patches that may be sore or itchy. The patches occur most commonly on the knees, elbows and scalp, although the skin can be affected anywhere on the body. Psoriasis is not contagious.
There are five types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, is commonly seen as red and white hues of scaly patches appearing on the top first layer of the epidermis (skin). Some patients, though, have no dermatological symptoms.
The disorder is a chronic recurring condition that varies in severity from minor localized patches to complete body coverage. Fingernails and toenails are frequently affected (psoriatic nail dystrophy) and can be seen as an isolated symptom.
Causes of Psoriasis
The cause of psoriasis is not fully understood, but it is believed to have a genetic component. The immune system in the skin is overactive in people with Psoriasis. These immune cells and the chemicals produced trigger changes in the skin which lead to an abnormally rapid rate of skin cell multiplication or turnover, which in turn causes skin affected by psoriasis to thicken, redden, shed an increased number of visible skin scales and contributes to sensations of skin irritation or itch.
The symptoms of psoriasis vary between people and also at different times. They may include:
- red patches of skin covered with white scales
- skin soreness or itch
- dry, cracked skin
- nail ridges, pitting and discolouration
- painful, swollen and stiff joints (in a small proportion of people)