Thursday, December 17, 2009
Many years ago, I had a good friend who suffered from psoriasis and (I am a ashamed to admit) I remember thinking at the time that it could not be a particularly serious condition because it didn't seem to worry her a great deal.
Having just read through 'Natural treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis' which (perhaps not surprisingly) is a book that focuses on treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis naturally, I fully accept that I clearly had no idea what I was talking about!
For example, although my impression of psoriasis was not much more than a skin complaint characterized by unpleasant looking red skin lesions (known as plaques), I have now learned that psoriasis can in fact be far more serious than I ever imagined previously. And as perhaps as many as one in every three people who suffer from psoriasis will go on to suffer crippling psoriatic arthritis, the size and severity of the psoriasis problem is obviously far greater than I realized back then.
So, shame for my ignorance is the order of the day, and I duly comply!
There are five different types of psoriasis that people can suffer from and one of them - Erythrodermic psoriasis - can leave victims looking and suffering as if they have been in a dreadful fire. Perhaps not surprisingly therefore, this particular form of psoriasis can be fatal in the most extreme examples, so clearly, psoriasis can be far more serious than I (and I imagine most non-sufferers) could ever imagine or contemplate.
Fortunately, four out of every five psoriasis sufferers is a victim of the least serious form of the condition, psoriasis vulgaris, which means that their condition is never likely to be life-threatening. However, as it is characterized by angry red plaques that are almost always itchy, irritating and often prone to cracking and bleeding, it is not a condition that is particularly pleasant or enjoyable either.
There are of course many widely prescribed medical solutions for all forms of psoriasis (and also for psoriatic arthritis), and depending upon the severity of your condition, it may be necessary to use drug-based medicines or seek other medical attention.
On the other hand, for the fortunate majority, natural treatments are widely available and surprisingly effective as is made clear in a book (with an extremely self-explanatory title) called 'Natural treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis'.
As you would expect, this book highlights many different ways that you can treat varying degrees and types of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in a completely natural way, detailing the best way of using the treatments and why they work as well as they do.
As with any medical condition, it is always best to attempt to deal with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis naturally before resorting to chemical-based pharmaceuticals, with this book representing a compendium of all of the best 'Natural treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis' that people all over the world are currently using.
If therefore you are a psoriasis sufferer, there will undoubtedly be something of great value for you in 'Natural treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.