What Really Causes Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is more than a skin condition; it is a health concern. Characterized by the blistering scabs and oozing sores that erupt all over the body, psoriasis is a chronic non-contagious inflammatory skin disease that is best known by its:
. silvery-white scales
. crusty sores
. bleeding lesions
So what causes the skin to suddenly erupt in these nasty pustules? Research shows that a faulty autoimmune response is to blame. When something triggers the immune system to go into overdrive, it makes an overabundance of skin cells, which then harden into the scaly pustules and scabs psoriasis victims must deal with. But what can trigger such a serious response by the skin?
Is Your Stomach to Blame?
Who would have thought that a severe psoriasis outbreak could start because of something going wrong inside of your stomach and intestines? Yet, new research developed by psoriasis expert Edgard Cayce shows a distinct link between a “leaky gut” and a scaly psoriatic episode. According to Cayce, the primary source of psoriasis can be found in the intestinal tract, where toxins are leached into the body. This causes the immune system to react by thickening the skin. At the same time, the skin tries to purge the toxins through its layers, which can cause scabs and sores to form.
Could Arthritis Be the Culprit?
The intestines aren’t the only link to psoriasis found by researchers – arthritis seems to also contribute to it. As many as one-third of all psoriasis patients eventually develop some form of psoriatic arthritis. Unlike “normal” forms of arthritis, those with psoriatic arthritis do not exhibit a rheumatoid factor when their blood is tested. This indicates that the arthritic condition comes solely from either psoriasis itself or the underlying cause of the skin affliction.
Could a Virus Be the Cause?
Arthritis has been linked to a certain virus and so have other auto-immune disorders. This leads some researchers to think that psoriasis too may start with a virus, which is what kicks the immune system into overdrive.
Other Causes to Consider. Your Genes: If one person in your family suffers from psoriasis, the odds are good that you will too. The Environment: if you are constantly bombarded with toxins in your environment, your skin may fight back, causing psoriasis outbreaks. A Poor Immune System. Without a properly functioning lymphatic system, your skin is unable to repair itself properly, which could incite a psoriasis attack.
With so many different causes of psoriasis being investigated, it is important for each individual patient to look at their own risk factors to determine their own triggers to help develop the best treatment plan.
A long-term solution for Psoriasis should address the internal causes of Psoriasis by tackling all Psoriasis contributing factors. Only by controlling the nutritional, hormonal, psychological and environmental triggers of Psoriasis, using a multidimensional and holistic approach to healing you can reverse the “internal Psoriasis environment”- the only, safe, natural and effective way you could ever achieve lasting Psoriasis freedom.
This article is based on the book, “Psoriasis Revolution” by Dan Crawford. Dan is an author, speaker, researcher, nutritionist and health consultant who dedicated his life to creating the ultimate holistic Psoriasis healing solution guaranteed to permanently cure the root of Psoriasis and dramatically improve the overall quality of your life, naturally, without the use prescription medication and without any side effects. Learn more by visiting his website: