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Psoriasis

Many people across the nation struggle with a condition called psoriasis. Psoriasis is an immune disease that takes over the skin (and the joints) causing scaly conditions. These unsightly scaly patches can appear almost anywhere, although the majority can be found on the larger portions of open skin (abdominals, back, thighs).

While psoriasis is not contagious it can still be a very severe problem for those who have it at the most destructive stage. About 10% of the people with psoriasis have it very severely while the other 90% have mild to moderate cases of the disease.

The worst part is that there is no known cause of psoriasis so it could continue to go on without a cure or a protection. It could have something to do with genetics (in which case you could do nothing to prevent it) or it could have something to do with lifestyle (which could then be changed). Whatever psoriasis is caused by it is known to lower the quality of life of the person living with it because they have to deal with the large, unsightly skin patches. Individuals who have psoriasis have been known to struggle with low self esteem and/ or depression.

It is important for your clients to be certain to exercise.  Many people who obtain psoriasis end up with what is known as psoriasis arthritis. This condition is in direct connection with psoriasis and can be just as painful and hindering as regular arthritis. Exercising will lessen your chances of psoriasis arthritis.

Advise regular health checks. Psoriasis has been known to increase the chances a person has of getting certain other diseases. Some of these diseases include hypertension, heart failure, diabetes and insomnia. By getting a regular check up you can lessen the chances of something else becoming connected with the psoriasis you are already dealing with.

Refer your clients to a counselor or meditative course. Counselors are professionally trained to deal with emotional distress, even if it spills over into your physical conditions. Since psoriasis often becomes a mental and physical problem counseling and support will have a lot to offer .

Conventional treatment is through phototherapy. Psoralen and sunlight or UV light alone has been known to clear up some mild to moderate forms of psoriasis. Sunlight is used in short bursts to expose the most affected areas.

302 has limited success with psoriasis other than relief from itching, and mild cleansing. This is a medical condition and should be treated as such.


302 Regime: Psoriasis

Patch test products
 
Provide: Face & Body Bar and Recovery Mist Rx

Optional: Recovery Lotion Rx for hydration and soothing