Ridding Yourself of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is not only a serious and difficult health issue, but it can also pose social problems. Puffy, sharply defined deposits, typically silver-white flaked, red-colored skin on the elbows, knees, shoulder blades and scalp markedly increase the social sensitivity of the sufferer.
Psoriasis is a genetically based skin disease with an acute or chronic course. It was first mentioned in Corpus Hippocraticum, published a century after the death of the Greek physician and philosopher Hippocrates (460–377 B.C.). In Vienna in 1842, Ferdinand von Hebra was the first to precisely define psoriasis and to describe its various clinical forms.
Painful for the Soul
Psoriasis is a disease that, while not lifethreatening for its carrier, can cause many difficult and uncomfortable situations for him or her. Impaired self-presentation, difficulty in intimate relationships complications in finding suitable employment, obstacles in self-realization, and an eternal search for effective med cations or treatment are just some of the struggles — all of which influence the quality of life.
People with psoriasis perceive the disapproving attitude around them, keep theirdistance and, often voluntarily, ostracize themselves from society in the attempt to conceal the disease
Many people even think the disease is contagious and treat the affected with loathing. They would not kiss or hug
a person with psoriasis, or eat food prepared by those suffering from this skin malady, or even share a swimming pool with them.‘ would not kiss or even hug a person with psoriasis. They would not eat food prepared by them, nor would they share a swimming pool with them.
It is no wonder that people suffering
from psoriasis also suffer from anxiety, depression, insomnia, neurosis, and sexual dysfunctions to a significant extent. Things that would not trouble a healthy person can bring about exaggerated reactions, both physical and mental, for psoriasis sufferers. In extreme cases, psoriasis can lead to chronic skin disease and in isolated individuals, to suicidal tendencies. Thus, scientists and doctors all over the world are searching for ways to relieve psoriasis sufferers and improve the quality of their lives.
The disease can manifest itself at any age and remain the lifelong companion of its carrier. The most critical time for its onset is puberty, when hormones play the main role, and at the same time, new stress factors in the life of the individual come into play.
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