Psoriasis linked to chronic inflammatory conditions

Psoriasis, a disease that causes red, raised patches of skin, is seen as a systemic
disease linked to arthritis and heart disease, according to Experts at Mayo Clinic
Women’s HealthSource.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have determined that psoriasis, a condition which results in  red, rough skin patches, is  a systemic
disease which is tied to cardiovascular disease and  arthritis.  All three diseases may have underlying an link which may be chronic inflammation.

Psoriasis patches come and go and sometimes flareup in response to triggers — such as allergies, infections,  medications, smoking, excessive alcohol use, stress, sunburn, harmful drugs, skin irritation or skin injury.

Methods that can help reduce the psoriasis include:

– Ultraviolet light slows the rapid growth of skin cells
– A daily bath with added bath oil, or epsom salts, dead Sea salts, or
colloidal oatmeal.
– thick moisturizing cream or ointment, applied several times daily
during cold, dry weather

Editor’s Note: Psoriasis is also a detoxification problem resulting from digestive issues. This results in the body eliminating toxins through the skin  (the skin and lungs are our secondary detoxification systems). Avoiding foods that can aggravate psoriasis and strengthening the digestive system such as
taking probiotics and enzymes with meals can help improve the psoriasis.