Causes of psoriasis: know to get rid of

This article describes in detail the causes of psoriasis. To know them is extremely important, because getting rid of the causes of disease, it is possible to achieve recovery.

The goal is to help determine the reasons for the development of psoriasis. And, therefore, to understand the affecting factors, it is possible to improve the status and recovery.

Psoriasis is the result of a combination of external and internal reasons

The disease manifests when the combination of external factors and internal mechanisms exceeds a certain individual threshold. As a result, in the body, activate autoimmune processes (immune response against its own cells) and show the typical symptoms of the disease.

Causes of psoriasis
  • External causes — lifestyle and environmental factors that trigger the occurrence of psoriasis, or which lead to its aggravation.
  • The main internal cause of psoriasis is genetic predisposition. It is the genes that have been inherited from parents. Genes determine innate properties of the body, including those involved in the development of psoriasis.

There is no single causes of psoriasis. Sickness is the result of a combination of internal and external reasons.

Approaches in the treatment of psoriasis: to treat the symptoms or the causes?

Let us consider possible approaches in the treatment of psoriasis.

To eliminate the internal causes of psoriasis is very difficult, because medicine has not yet learned to influence the genes of the patient.

At the same time, the external causes of psoriasis are repairable. Due to exposure to them may achieve sustained remission. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to them.

All external causes of psoriasis combines two important factors:

  • the influence of these external causes on the development of psoriasis scientifically verified;
  • impact on external causes is devoid of adverse effects and has many advantages.

The benefits of working with external causes of psoriasis

Consider the advantages of treating psoriasis with exposure to external factors:

  • sustainable results: thanks to the elimination of external causes, due to which psoriasis arose, achieved a stable remission of the disease;
  • not used the drug;
  • no complications and side effects that may occur when treatment with medications;
  • no adjustment to the therapy, as is the case with treatment with medications, if the previously achieved effect it is necessary to increase the dosage;
  • no hospitalization is required;
  • does not require large financial costs, on the contrary, saves money and time;
  • there is a General healing effect.
The treatment of psoriasis

Problems the medical approach in the treatment of psoriasis

Unfortunately, this approach has its limitations and only helps for a while. Treatment often leads to side effects, and after cessation of therapy, the psoriasis returns or even enhanced.

External causes of disease and doctors and patients often do not pay enough attention.

To do this patients have their reasons:

  • Removal of external causes of psoriasis require the patient's other efforts. It is much easier to take a pill than to follow a diet and give up alcohol.
  • Patients are not aware of all the shortcomings of the treatment drugs.
  • Patients do not realize that using drugs is possible to eliminate only the symptoms of the disease, and then only for a while.
  • Patients do not know about effective alternative methods of treatment of psoriasis.

Also doctors have their own reasons to resolve not only external causes psoriasis, but only its symptoms:

  • This approach would require from a specialist and other efforts. After all, the doctor is much easier and faster to write a prescription for hormonal ointment, than to convince the patient to eat right, stop Smoking and learn to cope with stress.
  • Crowded: they have a large flow of patients and limited time for reception of one patient.
  • A doctor, usually do not tell about the external causes of psoriasis in the universities and educational courses, focusing mainly treated with hormonal pills and ointments.

The approach of official medicine in the treatment of psoriasis is aimed at addressing the symptoms and not the causes of the disease. However, this treatment often has adverse effects and discontinuation of treatment leads to increased psoriasis.Thus, conventional medicine is primarily focused only on eliminating the symptoms of psoriasis. Because patients, it's important to take steps in dealing with external causes.

Impact on external causes does not require the use of medicines. Therefore does not entail those difficulties which arise when trying to get rid of psoriasis symptoms with drugs. And at the same time, eliminate external causes, can lead to sustained remission.

  • Psoriasis appears as a result of influence of internal and external reasons.
  • To influence the internal causes of psoriasis is almost impossible.
  • External causes of psoriasis are repairable.
  • The external causes may lead to stable remission of psoriasis.
  • Impact on external causes without flaws and has many benefits.
  • The approach of conventional medicine to the treatment of psoriasis can only temporarily relieve its symptoms. However, this treatment may lead to side effects and after discontinuation of treatment the psoriasis appears again.
  • The best way to get rid of psoriasis is to determine its external causes in Your particular case and resolve them.

External causes of psoriasis

The main external causes that cause psoriasis include the following. Trauma to the skin, improper diet, stress, alcohol, tobacco, infection and use of certain medications.

Among the most common causes of psoriasis: unhealthy nutrition, skin damage, alcohol, Smoking, infectious diseases and some medicines

Trauma to the skin

Psoriasis is directly associated with skin damage.

Trauma can cause aggravation or appearance of new lesions where none had been before.

The disease can trigger all that damage the skin:

  • scratches, cuts, blisters, abrasions;
  • thermal, solar, chemical or other burns;
  • dermatitis (skin inflammation) due to exposure to the allergen, "chemistry" and if you are sensitive to the sun;
  • insect bites and animals;
  • tattoo;
  • the removal of the adhesive tape;
  • acupuncture (acupuncture, reflexology);
  • vaccination.

Diet, obesity and leaky gut

There are two points of view on the relationship of nutrition of the patient, condition of the gastrointestinal tract and psoriasis. One — the point of view of official medicine, the other point of view, alternative or unconventional medicine.

The point of view of official medicine

Official medical science almost does not study the direct impact of diet and digestive systems on the emergence and development of psoriasis. And at the same time, believes such a relationship is unproven. Scientific articles on the subject published a little. Perhaps this is due to the predominant in the official medical practice of treatment with drugs, and not natural methods of treatment and prevention.

However, widely investigated the link between overweight and the severity and susceptibility of psoriasis to standard therapy.

Between psoriasis and obesity, there is two-way communication.

On the one hand, obesity itself is a factor that increases the risk of developing psoriasis. On the other hand, psoriasis as psychosocial problem itself can lead to weight gain because of the "sticking" problem.

Obesity provokes severe psoriasis, and weight loss improves the condition of patients.

Low-calorie diet reduces symptoms of psoriasis. The study compared two groups of patients who were on a diet with reduced calories and a normal healthy diet without restricting calories.

View unofficial (alternative) medicine: leaky gut as a cause of psoriasis

In informal medicine one of the main causes of psoriasis is considered to be an increased permeability of the intestinal walls.

This condition also called the syndrome of leaky gut or leaky gut syndrome. On this approach, and founded one of the most popular and effective methods in alternative medicine – the treatment of psoriasis by John Pagano's method "the Natural way".

I believe that the increased permeability of the intestinal wall can also lead to the development of others, including autoimmune, diseases. For example, to rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease and nonspecific ulcerative colitis, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism and others.

The official science recognizes the presence of such pathology, as increased intestinal permeability. However, the fact that "leaky gut syndrome" can directly cause the above disease, considers unproven. And all the arguments on this account regarded as a way to increase sales of probiotics, food supplements, herbal remedies and the like, the effectiveness of which has not been investigated and proven.

Despite this, there are many testimonies from people suffering from psoriasis, which confirm the efficacy of diet and other non-traditional methods of treatment of leaky gut in the fight against psoriasis.

How leaky gut leads to the development of psoriasis

Due to the increased permeability of the intestinal wall into the blood and lymph penetrate not fully digested proteins, bacteria, fungi, parasites and their toxins.

Causes of leaky gut syndrome

The syndrome of leaky intestine provoke:

  • irrational or harmful diet
  • alcohol
  • caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, colas, energy,etc.)
  • fast food and processed foods that contain preservatives, colorings, flavorings,etc.
  • foods high in sugar, fat, white flour, gluten and the like.
  • Fast food
  • certain types of foods — Solanaceae, which include, for example, tomatoes and potatoes;
  • goiter, which occurs in particular due to irrational use of antibiotics;
  • insufficient water intake (the norm for a person weighing 70 kg – not less than 2 liters of pure water per day);
  • chronic constipation;
  • stress;
  • heredity;
  • diseases of the spine with displacement of the vertebrae and pinching nerves going to the intestines.


The occurrence of psoriasis in the nervous system are confirmed by scientific data. Moreover, stress may cause the development of psoriasis and its consequence.

The rest of the sea relieves stress: the TV, the dollar and harmful food left at home, the sun provides vitamin D, and the sea calms itself.

  • Psoriasis is triggered by stress and generates stress.
  • Find techniques aimed at relaxation and stress management, effective for You.
  • Prefer natural way of dealing with stress: yoga, meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, walking and physical activity.
  • To relieve stress do not refer to various harmful substances, such as alcohol, tobacco, and excessive and unhealthy food. First, they can provoke psoriasis, and secondly, lead to additional health problems.
  • While severe depression must consult a doctor and strictly follow their assigned drug therapy.


Proven strong direct relationship between alcohol and the risk of developing psoriasis.

However, the mechanism of this Association is not yet well understood. Alcohol increases the toxic load on the liver. This part of the function by elimination of toxins takes on the skin.

Also, alcohol leads to disruption of metabolism: lack of absorption of proteins, vitamins and minerals. It deprives the body, including the skin's normal resilience.

  • The more and more the patient consumes alcohol, the greater and heavier the manifestations of psoriasis.
  • The best possible solution is to avoid any types of alcohol.
  • If you withdraw completely from alcohol is not possible, try to keep its use to a minimum. However, keep in mind that every use of alcohol can cause exacerbation.


High prevalence of psoriasis among smokers compared to nonsmokers is undeniable.

The risk of developing psoriasis and its burden in smokers is significantly higher than non-smokers.

The risk of psoriasis in smokers is significantly higher than never Smoking.

It is proven that Smoking directly affects the severity of psoriasis and increases the risk of developing psoriatic arthritis.

People who quit Smoking, the risk of developing psoriasis was 1.4 times higher than non-smokers. However, it decreases uniformly with increasing duration of Smoking cessation. And after 20 years the risk in people who quit and never smoked become equal.

  • Smoking and psoriasis – which support each other phenomenon, in fact some of Smoking helps to cope with psychological problems that accompany psoriasis.
  • Unfortunately, quitting is not less difficult than to give up alcohol. But these scientific studies are convinced that it must be done.


Psoriasis is not contagious and is not contagious. However, infections often provoke the appearance of psoriasis or cause its aggravation.

This has been confirmed by numerous studies.


Streptococcus — a bacterium that lives in the mouth and nose. It is one of the most common causes of sore throats (tonsillitis or acute tonsillitis).

Other infections

Exacerbation of psoriasis can trigger other infections, for example:

  • the viruses of herpes simplex and varicella,
  • cytomegalovirus,
  • parvovirus B19,
  • staphylococci,
  • Candide,
  • Helicobacter pylori,
  • Yersinia (can trigger psoriatic arthritis).
  • Avoid colds!
  • Problems with the throat solve through preventative and natural methods, such as yoga.
  • Protect yourself from potential sources of infection.
  • Move more!
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle, eat more fruits and vegetables and take a quality multivitamin.