The benefits of natural skin treatments for psoriasis

Skin Analysis
6 Oct 2014

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Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition which can spread to affect more of the skin’s surface, in some cases. Did you know that it affects around 2 to 3% of the population? It can be a painful, unpleasant condition to live with, and the severity and symptoms may vary from person to person. There are also many different types of psoriasis, which can affect various parts of the body.

Psoriasis symptoms

Psoriasis can affect anyone, at any age, although it most commonly develops between the ages of 15 and 30. Whilst it can be treated, for some people it is a life-long condition which they must learn to manage through lifestyle changes and treatment.

Symptoms of psoriasis can include:

? Silvery, scaling skin
? Burning, itching and soreness
? Small, scaling patches or larger patches of scale
? Dry, cracked skin
? Swollen joints
? Pitted, ridged nails

What are the options for treatment?

Treatment for psoriasis will depend on the type of psoriasis, the severity of your symptoms and overall health. When it comes to psoriasis treatment, London has natural skin clinics where you will be able to receive bespoke treatment designed to tackle not only your symptoms but the underlying cause of the condition too. Looking at the body as a whole is important in order to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis. Investigating the underlying cause of the condition allows the source of the symptoms to be treated, rather than tackling the symptoms themselves.

It is important to look at a patient’s overall health, medical history and family medical history. Possible underlying causes such as allergies could be triggering psoriasis in some patients, so this should always be investigated. A personalised treatment plan which focuses on natural, plant-based remedies and treatments can be used successfully, in conjunction with lifestyle changes. This is usually one of the most effective ways to treat psoriasis.

Will this help me?

For many people, psoriasis is a condition which goes through ‘cycles’. You may experience periods of remission, where your symptoms vanish, and then flare ups, where symptoms worsen for a period of time. Natural treatments can help to control these cycles, which should mean you experience fewer flare ups ? you may notice extended periods of remission and the overall improvement of your symptoms. It’s important to remember than any lifestyle and dietary changes recommended as part of your treatment programme must also be followed, as this will ensure the best possible results.

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