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Nail Psoriasis – Part 2

Pitting is the commonest symptom of nail psoriasis. Pits usually affect the fingernails more commonly than the toenails. They are superficial depressions in the nail plate that indicate abnormalities in the proximal nail matrix (where the nail grows from under the cuticle).

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Skin Conditions

Psoriatic Nails – Part 1

Psoriasis can affect both finger nails and the toe nails (Psoriatic Nails). The percentage of those with psoriasis who have nail involvement is thought to be 50%. For some unknown reason the finger nails are more often involved than toe nails.

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PSORIASIS – Severity and Types

Psoriasis is one of the most common immune-mediated diseases world-wide. It is a chronic condition that waxes and wanes. Importantly it is not contagious but it can be an extremely painful, disfiguring and disabling condition for which there is no cure.

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Integrative Dermatology

PSORIASIS and DIET – Part 1

For many years Dermatologists, General Practitioner’s and many researchers considered that patients who stated that eating certain foods made their psoriasis  worse as being utterly mistaken or delusional.

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Itch (Pruritus) & Eczema

Scratching is the natural response to itch (Pruritus) and, by definition, inseparable from it. The act of scratching not only diminishes itch, but it has been found to be rewarding and addictive. The itch-scratch cycle is a complex phenomenon involving sensory, motor and emotional components.

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PSORIASIS and SMOKING

Tobacco smoke contains numerous chemicals that exert inflammatory effects on the human body. Recent studies suggest that cigarette smoking may trigger the development of psoriasis through oxidative, inflammatory and genetic mechanisms.

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Lifestyle

HEALTHY SKIN and WATER INTAKE – PART 1

Water is an essential element for our existence as it performs a number of vital functions in the body.  It is a key component of the fluid that forms the basis of saliva that helps us to swallow, of synovial fluids that cushion the joints and of the fluids that fill our eyeballs and lubricates our eyes.

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Skin Conditions

What triggers Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder and whilst the exact causes of psoriasis have yet to be discovered, the immune system and genetics are known to play major roles in its development.

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Lifestyle

PSORIASIS and ALCOHOL INTAKE

The course of psoriasis is chronic and over a period of time the condition may be severe and commonly causes emotional problems, which in themselves may lead to relief drinking.

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