Psoriasis & Its Symptoms

PSORIASIS is an autoimmune inflammatory condition, that causes cells to develop rapidly over the skin that leads to thick scalps plaque causing itching and discomfort,There differ in types depending on appearance s of scales and location


It requires proper medical diagnosis

  1. Rash On Skin
  2. Paininjoints
  3. Dryness,flakiness,figures,Peeling,redness,cracked bleeding skin
  4. Discoloration And Pitting Of fingernails and toenails, nails may detach from nail bed
  5. Scaly Plaque On Scalp.

Symptoms triggers on

  • Infections
  • Weather specially cold and dry
  • Injury to skin
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Rapidly withdrawal of corticosteroids


    • Psoriasis arthritis
    • Eye infection
    • Obesity
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • High BP
    • Cardiovascular diseases Treatment
      • Aims to remove scales
      • Topical ointment-corticosteroids, vitamin D,retinoids, Salicylic acid
      • Light therapy-sunlight,UV Light

Diets to consider

The diet should aim having high amount of fruits and vegetables, limited grains,seafood,dairy and eggs and should be gluten free.

Foods to be taken

  • Fruits and vegetables High antioxidants such as broccoli ,cherries, berries, dark fruits
  • Fatty fish having anti inflammatory omega 3- Salmon,trout,cord
  • Healthy oil such as- olive oil, coconut oil,flaxseed oil, sunflower oil
  • Curcumin rich- turmeric, nutritional supplements- fish oil ,vitamin D,B and B12
    Foods to avoid
  • Wheat and derivatives (gluten)
  • Rye,barley, malt
  • Pasta,baked and goods containing gluten
  • Beer and malt beverages
  • Red meat and dairy products specially beef
  • Processed meat , Prepackaged foods,canned fruits and


  • High sugar salt and fat ,alcohol
  • Nightshade plants containing Solange eg- tomatoes,

    potatoes, eggplant,pepper.

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