This articles has been provided by specialists of Naturoveda Health World
Human skin is the outer covering which has multiple layers of ectodermal tissue and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs. People with skin problems are at high risk of developing psychological problems. The psycheskin conversation goes both ways. Just as signals of psychological; and emotional stress can lead to skin disorders, skin distress. Apart from depression, other psychological side effects are social withdrawal, anger, frustration and lack of confidence. Psychosocial distress is a natural social response to those who are suffering from skin ailments like Psoriasis, Eczema and White patches etc.
PSORIASIS an inflammatory skin condition, starts with the immune system. We all have T cells which usually protect us from infection and disease by attacking bacteria and viruses. When we have Psoriasis, T cells attack our skin cells instead. Our body responds immediately by producing more skin cells. This rapid production of new skin cells is an acceleration of the usual replacement process of the skin and the result is an accumulation of dead cells and live cells in visible layers at the hands, elbows, knees, lower back and scalp. The final appearance is of raised red patches of the skin with silvery scales. Psoriasis is not contagious nor can it be transferred from one part of the body to another. There are several different types of Psoriasis and they all can cause itching and great discomfort.
ECZEMA is a type of inflammatory skin condition which can affect all ages and can very in its severity. In its mild form, the skin becomes dry, hot and itchy, whereas in its more severe form, the skin can become broken, raw and bleeding. Eczema is not contagious and generally affects tender areas of the elbow, knee, wrist and neck . Dryness of the skin is the main problem associated with Eczema and this dryness is aggravated by hot, dry or extreme cold conditions. The itchy feeling is an important factor because scratching and rubbing in response to the itching, worsens the skin inflammation and a vicious cycle of itch-scratch develops. The exact cause of Eczema is not known. However, there are certain risk factors such as a including hay fever and Asthma, contact with irritants in the environment, abrupt changes of temperature, heavy physical activity that causes sweating, emotional stress, allergens such as house dust mite, animal dander, grass pollens, occasionally allergic reaction to particular foods.
LEUCODERMA OR WHITE PATCHES is a skin condition under which certain parts of the skin gradually lose color leaving behind white patches. Exact cause of white patches has not yet been identified Significant amount of work is being carried out to know what cause this autoimmune disease. A person may develop white patches when his immune system starts destroying the melanocytes in the skin. Cause of this ailment could be improper hygiene, inappropriate food combination, regular junk food intake, and harsh antibiotic use etc. White Patches may stop completely after the first patch, but more often these patches do spread. In some patients, the white patches do not spread or may take years do develop whereas for some people it spread quickly covering large area of the body.
HOLISTIC APPROACH: Root cause of these skin disorder is quite often due to accumulation of toxin in the blood. The problem with conventional treatment for psoriasis eczema and white patches is that they usually target symptoms while the cause remains untouched. It has been seen that our ancient Ayurvedic and Unani medicines along with specific yoga exercises have been found to be very effective in purifying the blood without any side effects. Moreover these medicines are well tolerated buy the body. When these therapy systems act synergistically between them, the cause of the disease is eliminated from its root.