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All about Psoriasis that you need to know Authentic Ayurvedic Treatment

All about Psoriasis that you need to know | Authentic Ayurvedic Treatment


Psoriasis is basically an autoimmune condition where the cells tend to develop rapidly on the skin. This particular overgrowth could lead to scaly plaques resulting in itching or causing discomfort. There are different types of psoriasis and it all depends upon the appearance of scales and the location on the body.

In this blog, we explain the different types of psoriasis, their symptoms and its causes.

What are the different types of Psoriasis?

Here are the main types of Psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis

In this kind of psoriasis, raised inflamed, red lesions are covered by silvery, white scales most often found on elbows, scalp, knees, and lower back.

Inverse psoriasis

Inverse psoriasis tends to develop in the areas such as the groin, the armpits, under the breasts etc. Inverse psoriasis has red lesions. This usually doesn’t have scales that occur in plaque psoriasis. The lesions also tend to be shiny and smooth.

Erythrodermic psoriasis

People who suffer from unstable plaque psoriasis, where the lesions do not have defined edges tend to develop erythrodermic psoriasis. There may be peeling of skin and severe itching and pain.

What are the main symptoms of Psoriasis?

The symptoms of psoriasis differ from person to person. It also depends on what type of psoriasis is one suffering from. When psoriasis affects the body, it can be as small as few flakes on the scalp or elbow or may cover the majority of the body.

The most common symptoms of plaque psoriasis include the following:

  • Red and inflamed patches of skin
  • Silver scales that are white in colour
  • Soreness around the skin patches
  • Burning or itching sensations around the patches
  • Swollen joints.

Not everyone will have the above mentioned symptoms. Some people will experience different symptoms and it all depends on what type of psoriasis one is suffering from.

In some people who suffer from psoriasis, there may be cycles of symptoms.  The condition may cause severe symptoms that may last for few days or weeks and then the symptoms may clear up its own. But then, it may tend to trigger again and flare up . There would be times when the symptoms can disappear completely

What causes psoriasis?

Although there has been lot of research on psoriasis, it is still not clear what causes psoriasis. But after decades of research, there are basically two key factors that contribute to psoriasis – genetics and immune system.

Genetics: For some people, they can inherit genes that can make them more vulnerable to develop psoriasis. Your risk of developing psoriasis is higher if you have an immediate family member who is suffering from this skin condition. But the percentage of people who suffer from psoriasis and a genetic predisposition is very small.

Immune System: Psoriasis is basically an autoimmune condition and in any autoimmune condition, the body attacks itself. When it comes to psoriasis, white blood cells that known as T cells tend to mistakenly attack skin cells.

The severity of psoriasis varies from person to person. If you suspect that you are developing any signs of psoriasis, you need to check with the doctor. At Andhiriki Ayurvedam, we do a thorough check up of the patient and a suitable treatment is advised.

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How to Manage and Prevent Hypertension (Blood Pressure)

How to Manage and Prevent Hypertension (Blood Pressure)

Hypertension also known as high blood pressure is one of the most common medical problems present today. It can increase your risk of developing serious health issues that includes heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. As hypertension comes with certain consequences, it becomes important that you have your blood pressure checked periodically.

What are the causes of Hypertension?

Here are few causes of Hypertension that you should be aware of.

Being overweight: As one grows older, so does the risk of having hypertension. With advancing age, there are number of factors that can be related to hypertension and that would include, increasing sensitivity to salt, hormonal changes in women such as menopause etc. Hypertension is generally found in people who are above 60 years of age. With age, blood pressure tends to increase steadily when arteries tend to become stiffer and narrower due to the plaque buildup.

Alcohol and tobacco use: If one regularly consumes large quantities of alcohol, it can increase blood pressure.

Existing health conditions:  If you suffer from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and if your cholesterol levels are high, then it can lead to hypertension

What are the various complications of Hypertension?

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Stroke
  • Damage to blood vessels
  • Kidney Failure
  • Eye damage and Vision loss

What are the precautions to prevent hypertension?

Eat a balanced diet:  If you want your blood pressure to be under control, then you should eat healthful foods. Try to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that are rich in potassium. You need to also limit your intake of excess fat, calories and sugar.

Eat a low sodium diet: Cutting back on salt or eating a low sodium diet can help keep your blood pressure normal. If you want to cut back your total salt intake all you have to do is avoid high sodium packaged and processed foods and see that you not adding extra salt to your meals.

Exercise regularly and keep moving. If you want to prevent hypertension, all you have to do is to keep moving as physical activity is very crucial. An exercise routine can help you better. The more you exercise the better your health will be but if you do not find time, then a little bit can also help you control blood pressure

Monitor your blood pressure:  You should make sure that your blood pressure is measured regularly, either at home or at a clinic. As high blood pressure often happens with no symptoms, only blood pressure readings can give you the clear pressure if your blood pressure is on the rise.

Maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is very crucial when you want to prevent hypertension. If you are overweight, losing some weight will be helpful and if you are of normal weight, try avoiding adding extra pounds. You should also try talking to your doctor and try to find out what is the best weight for you.

Disclaimer:  The content in the article is purely for informative and educational purpose. Please do not consider this as a medical advice. The content should be used in consultation with a healthcare professional

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