Some Options for Psoriasis Treatment
Rochester, MN (PRWEB) February 22, 2008
According 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.
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.
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
If 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.
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More Resources on Psoriasis:
- Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis
- Products For Psoriasis
- Psoriasis – Wiki
- Psoriasis Information
- Causes of Psoriasis
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PsoriasisRX.com Offers Unbiased Psoriasis Education
Redmond, WA (PRWEB) November 4, 2005
Question: Where can psoriasis patients and their families go to learn more about the common skin disease and effective natural treatments for it?
Answer: Nowhere–until today. With the goal of offering the largest psoriasis information site not run by big pharmaceutical companies, SaltWorks™, Inc. has launched PsoriasisRX.com.
Mark Zoske, founder of SaltWorks, saw the need for such a site when customers began reporting improvement after using SaltWorks’ Dead Sea salt-based products to treat their psoriasis.
“We have spoken with so many customers over the years that have purchased our Bokek™ Dead Sea salt and ReliefRx Psoriasis Treatment program to help with their psoriasis,” Zoske explained. “We created PsoriasisRX.com as a reference point for various types of psoriasis and various treatments, with a particular focus on safe and natural alternative treatments. The current treatments most doctors prescribe for their psoriasis patients are pretty frightening.”
For that reason, PsoriasisRx.com provides free, comprehensive information about specific types of psoriasis, along with updates on psoriasis treatments and news about research advances. An extensive resource section includes links to medical journals, the National Psoriasis Foundation and its counterparts around the world, psoriasis discussion forums and support groups, and other psoriasis-related sites. PsoriasisRX.com is updated regularly with relevant information for psoriasis patients, their friends and families, and their health care providers.
Nothing on PsoriasisRX.com is provided or sponsored by large drug manufacturers–and Zoske aims to keep it that way, opting instead to create an unbiased source of information about the condition and offer alternatives to harsh prescription psoriasis treatments.
“We hope PsoriasisRX.com is a gift of empowerment through education,” said Zoske. “Our team is dedicated to providing accessible, widespread, and accurate information free of charge to expand the public’s understanding of psoriasis.”
About SaltWorks™, Inc.
Founded in 2001 by Mark Zoske, SaltWorks imports premium gourmet sea salts and bath salts and supplies them to the wholesale, retail, and consumer markets throughout North America. SaltWorks customers range from individuals that order by the pound to manufacturers, restaurants, food co-ops, and health food stores that order by the pallet. The Seattle-area company maintains a strong commitment to providing the cleanest, most natural products possible.
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