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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis is not contagious. Psoriasis can occur on any part of the body.
Commonly causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin, although some patients have no dermatological symptoms. The scalp is often involved. Frequently there is an overflow just beyond the scalp margin. The scaly patches commonly caused by psoriasis called psoriatic plaques are areas of inflammation and excessive & unwanted skin production. Individuals with psoriasis are at an elevated risk to develop other chronic and serious health conditions like psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes etc..

Causes of psoriasis

No one knows exactly what causes psoriasis. However, it is understood that the immune system and genetics play major roles in its development. 
Treatment Stress can cause psoriasis  or aggravate existing psoriasis. Relaxation and stress reduction may help prevent stress from impacting psoriasis. Here Kayalvarath Ayurveda hospital is providing a very effective treatment methodology for treating Psoriasis. Panchakarma, the basic body purification method is used in the treatment of psoriasis. Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis goes through several stages viz. lepanam (application of ointments), abhayangam (oil massage), snehapanam (taking medicated ghee), pizhichil (full body massage), avisnanam (medicated steam bath), sirovasti (keeping oil on head) and other bastis (enema). A psoriasis patient is also given a strict diet regime called pathyam.

Pathyam -Cutting down of fats, animal protein, sugars, and the quantity of food consumed is recommended. Avoid alcohol intake. Ingestion of alcohol appears to be risk factor for psoriasis. Regularly apply medicated oil on body short doses of sunlight in the early hours of daylight and take bath in lukewarm water.