Ayurveda Treatment for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, non-infectious disease that affects mainly the skin. Get precision classical Ayurveda treatment

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From an Ayurvedic perspective, Psoriasis is caused due to the vitiation of vata and kapha doshas. Accumulation of toxins or ama, could also lead to this disease condition. Excessive intake of yogurt, seafood, salty foods, black gram and sour food can cause an aggravation in the disease condition. Psoriasis may also develop due to excess stress.

AyurVAID focuses on precision classical Ayurveda treatment protocols, following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda in addressing the root cause of diseases. After an in-depth assessment of the symptoms, detailed history taking, and understanding of the patient and the disease thoroughly on Ayurveda parameters, a definite treatment protocol is designed.

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Treatment options for Psoriasis at AyurVAID

1
Snehana (oleation)

Internal oleation therapies like Snehapana (intake of fatty substances- oil/ghee) and external therapies like abhyanga with Vetpala taila, etc.

2
Swedana (sweating)

localized or whole body, depending on the condition

3
Shodhana

Vamana (vomiting) & Virechana (purgation)

4
Shamana oushadha

Internal medications

5
Keraleeya panchakarma procedures like takra dhara
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Diet for Psoriasis

At least two liters of water should be taken daily. A diet rich in green leafy vegetables is preferred. Food like carbonated bottled drinks, hot spices, alcohol, red meat, some types of seafood, chilies, junk foods, oily foods, berries (such as blueberries and strawberries) tomatoes, etc can worsen the symptoms. Therefore, eating the right kind of food can help manage psoriasis.

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What are the signs and symptoms of PCOS

Plaque psoriasis
Plaque psoriasis (Psoriasis vulgaris)- this is the commonly reported form of psoriasis. It affects 80 to 90% of people with psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis usually follows a pattern of appearance- it is seen as elevated lesions of red, inflamed skin coated with silver/ white scales. These areas are called plaques.
Flexural psoriasis (inverse psoriasis)
Flexural psoriasis (inverse psoriasis) appears as smooth inflamed patches of skin. It is mainly seen over the skin folds, especially near the genitals (between the groin and thigh), the armpits, under the tummy flabs, or underneath the breasts (inframammary fold). It is aggravated by friction with the skin or clothes and sweat. This can also be the substratum of fungal infections.
Guttate psoriasis
characterized by numerous small round spots (differential diagnosis—pityriasis rosea—oval shape lesion). Such multiple spots of psoriasis are seen over large portions of the body, such as the limbs, trunk, and scalp. Guttate psoriasis is associated with a streptococcal throat infection.
Pustular psoriasis
Pustular psoriasis appears as raised bumps that are filled with non-infectious pus (pustules). The skin surrounding the pustules is tender and inflamed. Pustular psoriasis is mostly seen localized to the areas such as the hands and feet (palmoplantar pustulosis) or generalized with large patches spread arbitrarily over any part of the body.
Nail psoriasis
Nail psoriasis causes a number of alterations in the appearance of the nails in the fingers and toes. Discoloration underneath the nail plate, nail pitting, lines across the nail, skin thickening under the nails, and the detachment and brittleness of nails(onycholysis) are some of the commonly seen variations.
Psoriatic arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis involves joint and connective tissue inflammation. Psoriatic arthritis may involve any joint but is more common with smaller joints such as that of the toes and fingers. This can make the above-said joints sausage-shaped, causing a condition termed dactylitis. Psoriatic arthritis can also affect major joints such as the spine, hips, and knees, A minor percentage of people who have psoriasis tend to have psoriatic arthritis.
Erythrodermic psoriasis
involves the widespread inflammation and exfoliation of the skin over most of the body surface. It may be seen along with intense itching, dryness, swelling, and pain. This can be seen as an extended version of plaque psoriasis when the latter is improperly managed. This type of psoriasis can be life-threatening, as the acute inflammation and skin shedding possibly harm the body's tactics to maintain temperature and prevent infections.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is my psoriasis contagious?
Psoriasis is never contagious. It needs some predisposing factors of its own as it is an autoimmune disease. The scales and patches are non-infectious, and the disease is not contracted through mere contact.
Can psoriasis cause any other health issues?
Yes. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. The disease affects your immune system and weakens it quickly, which leads to other diseases. When it affects the joints, psoriatic arthritis occurs. People with psoriasis are at a high risk of getting affected by Parkinson's due to the former's influence on the nerve cells. Psoriasis in the head may lead to excess hair fall or alopecia. Psoriatic patients are also prone to metabolism impairment and allied diseases. The mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression lie on the other hand.
Will my psoriasis go worse with age?
No. Psoriasis has no reported alliance with age, though, as the disease progress, you are likely to develop other symptoms of psoriasis. Anyhow, the patient has to be careful in protecting the skin from accidental bruising, burns, or excess sun exposure because their skin is more likely to thin with age. Otherwise, the psoriasis patients grow older like everyone else.
Which form of psoriasis is most grave?
Erythrodermic psoriasis is the most serious one among all types of psoriasis. It can cover a significant area of your skin and interfere with its functions, troubling even the thermoregulation. If unchecked, the situation can go fatal at a faster rate.

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