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MayoClinic.com Focuses on Options for Psoriasis Treatment

Some Options for Psoriasis Treatment

Rochester, MN (PRWEB) February 22, 2008

psoriasis treatmentAccording to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. It often appears between the ages of 15 and 25, but can develop at any age. Psoriasis treatment aim to interrupt the cycle that increases production of skin cells, thereby reducing inflammation and plaque formation. A new feature on MayoClinic.com focuses on psoriasis treatment options, including topical treatments, light therapy (phototherapy) and oral medications.

Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Normally, new cells take about a month to move from the lowest skin layer where they’re produced, to the outermost layer where they die and flake off. With psoriasis, the entire life cycle takes only days. As a result, cells build up rapidly, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.

Topical Psoriasis Treatments:

Used alone, creams and ointments applied to skin can effectively treat mild to moderate psoriasis. When skin disease is more severe, creams are likely to be combined with oral medications or photo-therapy.

Light Therapy (Photo-therapy):
As the name suggests, this psoriasis treatment uses natural or artificial light. The simplest and easiest form of photo-therapy involves exposing the skin to controlled amounts of natural sunlight. Other forms of light therapy include using artificial ultraviolet A (UVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB) light, either alone or in combination with medications.

Oral Medications:
Severe psoriasis, or psoriasis that resists other types of treatment, may be treated with oral or injected drugs. Because of severe side effects, some of these medications are used for brief periods and may be alternated with other forms of psoriasis treatment.

Additionally, Mayo Clinic offers tips on psoriasis self-care. For more information, visit MayoClinic.com.

About MayoClinic.com:
Launched in 1995 and visited more than 13 million times a month, this award-winning Web site offers health information, self-improvement and disease management tools to empower people to manage their health. Produced by a team of Web professionals and medical experts, MayoClinic.com gives users access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,500 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic. MayoClinic.com offers intuitive, easy-to-use tools such as “Symptom Checker” and “First-Aid Guide” for fast answers about health conditions ranging from common to complex; as well as an A-Z library of more than 850 diseases and conditions; in-depth sections on 24 common diseases and conditions; 16 healthy living areas, including food and nutrition, recipes, fitness and weight control, videos, animations and features such as “Ask a Specialist” and “Drug Watch.” Users can sign up for a free weekly e-newsletter called “Housecall,” which provides the latest health information from Mayo Clinic. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.com.

Informational Quotes About Psoriasis

Psoriasis can be found in both sexes equally and can occur at any age, although it most commonly appears initially between the ages of 15 and 25 years. About one in three people with psoriasis have a family history of the disease, and researchers have identified genetic signals associated with the condition. One school of thought considers psoriasis as essentially a condiotion of excessive growth and reproduction of skin cells. The infection is simply labelled as a fault of the epidermis. One hypothesis sees the disease as being an immune-mediated condition in which the rapid reproduction of skin cells is secondary to factors produced by the immune system. Psoriasis occurs more regularly in dry skin than oily or well-moisturized skin, and specifically after an external skin injury such as a scratch or cut.

Best Psoriasis Treatment

psoriasis rash - psoriasis remedies - aides for psoriasis - psoriasis treatment - psoriasis triggersIf you suffer from Psoriasis, you know all too well how it affects your skin and your life. From the clothes you wear to how you sleep at night, Psoriasis can even affect your work life. Finding the right psoriasis treatment isn’t always easy. Have you tried the creams, injections and the pills and still haven’t found the results you are looking for? Now is the time to try Psoriasil.

Psoriasil has proven to help adult patients with chronic, severe (extensive and/or disabling) plaque Psoriasis and has shown to have long-lasting improvement without side effects or dryness.

Fast-acting Psoriasil is easy to use: just apply it twice a day and feel the itch go away. With continuous use you will have noticeably clearer skin with less redness and irritation within the first couple of weeks.

To obtain the latest news releases from Mayo Clinic, go to http://www.mayoclinic.org/news. MayoClinic.com (http://www.mayoclinic.com) is available as a resource for health stories.

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All About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a inflammatory skin condition that affects about 7.5 million Americans and approximately 2-3 percent of the world’s population. Although Psoriasis is not contagious, it is a lifelong battle for those individuals that have it.

There are 5 main types of Psoriasis that occur, each with unique signs and symptoms:

  • Plaque
  • Guttate
  • Inverse
  • Pustular
  • Erythrodermic

It is important to understand that each of these types of Psoriasis may be very different. While 80% of Psoriasis cases are Plaque Psoriasis and can be treated by Psoriasil, the remaining 20% may have factors that require special or additional treatment methods.

 

Psoriasil balances the pH Level ON CONTACT!

 

Psoriasil, a unique blend of Essential Oils and Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants, is a 90-Day topical skin treatment that is specifically designed to help balance your skin’s natural pH Level. This helps to stop the itch and relieve symptoms of Psoriasis.

Psoriasil is easy to use. Just apply it twice a day and feel the itch go away after just the first or second application. The redness begins to disappear with the first couple of weeks!

Today, there are many different treatments to help control Psoriasis. Some can be found over the counter at a drugstore, while others require a prescription from your doctor. If you’ve tried the creams, injections and the pills and still haven’t found the results you are looking for, Psoriasil might be right for you.

 

With Psoriasil, you may get noticeably clearer skin and for most people, Psoriasil provides significant improvement that is sustained over time with continuous use.

 

If you suffer from psoriasis, you know all too well how it affects your skin and your life. Finding the right treatment isn’t always easy. In fact, a recent survey showed that most people who have psoriasis are unhappy with their current therapy. If you have stopped treating your psoriasis or you are unhappy with your current therapy, now is the time to try Psoriasil.


‘Psoriasis Doctors’, Launched July 1, Publishes Psoriasis Treatment Resources Authored by Dermatologists

‘Psoriasis Doctors’, Launched July 1, Publishes Psoriasis Treatment Resources Authored by Dermatologists

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) July 6, 2009

“Psoriasis Doctors” (http://www.psoriasis-doctors.com), which was launched July 1, 2009, publishes its dermatologist-authored health education content online to help people with psoriasis better manage their skin condition.

 

Psoriasis Doctors helps dermatologists educate their patients and the public regarding psoriasis and psoriasis treatment options, including topical medications (clobetasol, Vectical), phototherapy (PUVA, UVB), and new “biologics” (Amevive, Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, and Stelara).

 

The Psoriasis Doctors Website is part of the “From Your Doctor” (http://www.fromyourdoctor.com) service from Vivacare Inc. The From Your Doctor service enables dermatologists to easily create their own customizable education resource for their patients, including a Patient Education Library with patient handouts and a Patient Newsletter that delivers skin care updates via email. Dermatologists who have authored particularly useful content regarding psoriasis management are highlighted on the Psoriasis Doctors Website.

 

For instance, Helen Torok, M.D. with Trillium Creek Dermatology of Medina, Ohio, published information about psoriasis treatment services offered by her practice and appears on Psoriasis Doctors.

 

“Vivacare’s goal is to help dermatologists educate their patients and the public”, said Mark Becker, M.D., pediatrician and President of Vivacare. “Dermatologists have a unique understanding of skin diseases, and we see value in strengthening their online voice so that they can better share their clinical insights regarding psoriasis”.

 

About Vivacare

Vivacare (http://www.vivacare.com) is a patient education company based in Berkeley, California that supports the physician-patient relationship by helping medical professionals share practical health information with their patients, leading to improved clinical care and patient satisfaction. Vivacare is used by over 2,000 dermatologists (http://www.findadermatologist.com) to deliver information regarding acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer, and aging skin.

 

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