Causes and Triggers of Psoriasis by askfuiping

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Psoriasis is a common skin disease that causes our cells to build up rapidly on the surface of our skin, forming thick silvery scales, and itchy dry red patches that are sometimes painful. Normal skin cells mature and shed in an ongoing cycle of 28 to 30 days. In psoriasis, skin cells mature in just 3 or 4 days.

Psoriasis is a long-lasting, non-contagious and often misunderstood disease. Many psoriasis sufferers have low self-esteem and constantly hide their body under long sleeves, long pants and high-collar. They avoid social situations due to discomfort and embarrassment.

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									       Causes and Triggers of
             Psoriasis
                  By Lai Fui Ping
  http://naturalhealthandbeauty101.blogspot.com

Psoriasis is a common skin disease that causes our cells to build up rapidly
on the surface of our skin, forming thick silvery scales, and itchy dry red
patches that are sometimes painful. Normal skin cells mature and shed in an
ongoing cycle of 28 to 30 days. In psoriasis, skin cells mature in just 3 or 4
days.

Psoriasis is a long-lasting, non-contagious and often misunderstood disease.
Many psoriasis sufferers have low self-esteem and constantly hide their
body under long sleeves, long pants and high-collar. They avoid social
situations due to discomfort and embarrassment.

Psoriasis patients are also at increased risk for other diseases such as obesity,
diabetes, hypertension and myocardial infarction (heart attack).

I will share briefly what are the causes and triggers of psoriasis.

What Causes Psoriasis?

Colby Evans, MD, a dermatologist in Texas, USA said that psoriasis was
originally thought of as a hyperproliferative disease i.e. the skin making too
much skin by proliferating rapidly. So, most of the treatments at that time
were directed at that problem. We now know that psoriasis is a malfunction
of the immune system, and T cells (a type of white blood cell) are the root of
it. Normally, T cells travel throughout the body to detect and fight off
viruses and bacteria. If you have psoriasis, the T cells will mistakenly attack
healthy skin cells, as if to heal a wound or to fight an infection.
Overactive T cells trigger other immune responses. It results in an increased
production of healthy skin cells, more T cells and other white blood cells.
This causes an ongoing cycle in which dead skin can't be shed off quickly
enough and hence build up in thick, scaly patches on the skin's surface.

What Triggers Psoriasis?

Researchers think genetics may be a cause of psoriasis. Apart from that,
other triggers of a flare-up of psoriasis include:

1) Stress.
2) Medications, including:
• Lithium, used to treat certain psychiatric disorders.
• Antimalarial medications.
• High blood pressure or heart medications such as inderal or quinidine.
• Indomethacin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
3) Infections e.g. strep throat.
4) Injuries e.g. at scars from surgeries; from vaccinations, bug bites,
sunburns or cuts.
5) Allergies.
6) Diet.
7) Dry and cold weather.
8) Smoking.
9) Heavy consumption of alcohol.

Solution for Psoriasis Sufferers

As you can see, the causes and triggers of psoriasis are many and varied.
They are not easily identified and addressed.

The good news is, researches have proven that lingzhi / ganoderma is able to
regulate our immune system. Specifically, Yung Kien Ganoderma is able to
modulate the T cells functions such that they don't overgrow and mistakenly
attack healthy skin cells. All the T cells will achieve an optimal balance and
hence, avoid such immune disorder diseases.

Please click here for more information on How Ganoderma / Lingzhi
Modulates Our Immune System or email me at laifuiping@gmail.com on
how to purchase Yung Kien Ganoderma.

								
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