Causes of Psoriasis
The actual cause of psoriasis is not known. What is known is that the condition tends to run in families and rarely strikes until the mid teens or early adulthood.
Psoriasis is the result of an overproduction of skin cells. Research is still continuing into the cause of this overproduction however common factors that trigger a flareup of the condition are well known and it is often controlling these triggers that will help to control the condition.
Environmental Factors of Psoriasis
A range of emotional and environmental factors can trigger psoriasis. Not everyone will be affected by the same triggers or to the same degree. This can often make controlling the condition difficult as people try to determine exactly what is causing their flareups.
Psoriasis and Diet
Most psoriasis sufferers will tell you that their psoriasis is affected by the foods they eat. Some foods will cause the condition to worsen whilst other foods seem to improve their symptoms.
Stress and Psoriasis
Stress is one of the main triggers of psoriasis. Learning how to control ones stress is therefore an important part of managing psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic skin disease that comes in different forms and varying levels of severity. Unfortunately there is no magical cure for psoriasis. Treatments are aimed at controlling the symptoms and slowing the rate of skin cell production.