MG217 PSORIASIS PRODUCTS
Managing psoriasis is stressful. Most people don’t understand that when you suffer from psoriasis, you are constantly thinking about it, knowing that some people don’t want to touch you or your surroundings. What if you scratch your psoriasis? How much will it bleed? MG217 is here to help.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. Psoriasis occurs when skin cells quickly rise from their origin below the surface of the skin and pile up on the surface before they have a chance to mature. This happens because the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of the skin cells. Normally this turnover takes about a month, but in psoriasis it may occur in only a few days.
What are the severity levels of psoriasis?
For those people who have mild psoriasis – isolated patches on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands and feet – topical treatments, including moisturizers, and over-the-counter, prescription creams, ointments and shampoos are usually sufficient to control the plaques.
What causes psoriasis?
In many cases, there is a family history of psoriasis. Researchers have studied a large number of families affected by psoriasis and identified genes linked to the disease. Genes govern every bodily function and determine the inherited traits passed from parent to child.
People with psoriasis may notice that there are times when their skin worsens, called flares, then improves. Conditions that may cause flares are called “triggers” and include infections, stress, and changes in climate that dry the skin. Also, certain medicines, including beta-blockers, which are prescribed for high blood pressure, and lithium may trigger an outbreak or worsen the disease.