Psoriasis is a life-altering skin condition that impacts as much as 3% of the worldwide population. There are five types of psoriasis which present with symptoms that can include patches of red, scaly skin that may itch, burn, flake and bleed. The different forms of psoriasis vary slightly in terms of the presentation, location, and severity. You may experience psoriasis on a more chronic basis, while others tend to see symptoms that wax and wane in more episodic bursts.
Here’s a look at the five types of psoriasis and why a cure is so elusive for such a large portion of sufferers.
Type #1 — Plaque Psoriasis
Plaque psoriasis symptoms include raised, dry, red and scaly skin lesions, which can occur virtually anywhere on the body, including the neck, scalp, trunk, and limbs. You may see dandruff-like flakes when you itch these patches of red, inflamed skin. These plaques can also thicken with excess layers of silvery dead skin, leading to painful cracking and even bleeding. Secondary infections often arise due to microscopic breaks in the skin as a result of frequent itching.
Type #2 — Guttate Psoriasis
Guttate psoriasis forms as a result of a bacterial infection like strep throat. As such, it often affects children, young adults, and others with a compromised or underdeveloped immune system. This form of psoriasis is associated with small teardrop-shaped dot lesions on the neck and scalp, trunk and limbs. This type of psoriasis accounts for one in ten cases and it’s the second most common form of the condition behind plaque psoriasis.
Type #3 — Pustular Psoriasis
Pustular psoriasis is an especially aggressive form of this disease, with symptoms arising in a matter of hours in many cases. You may develop red, inflamed areas of skin which transform into pus-filled blisters. These pustules can form on the hands, feet, and — in the case of generalized pustular psoriasis — in large patches on the body. Pustular psoriasis tends to wax and wane over time. Other symptoms can include fever and chills, diarrhea, severe itching, and secondary staph infections.
Type #4 — Erythrodermic Psoriasis
Erythrodermic psoriasis is one of the rarer variants, but for those affected, the symptoms can be dramatic. Erythrodermic psoriasis symptoms often take the form of a red, inflamed rash that covers the entire body, resulting in extremely intense itching, peeling and burning.
Type #5 — Inverse Psoriasis
Inverse psoriasis usually arises in areas of the body with skin-on-skin friction. These areas also tend to be rich in sweat glands. Inverse psoriasis usually presents as patches of smooth, red and inflamed skin that’s significantly more sensitive than normal healthy skin.
Two Additional Types of Psoriasis
Some sources, like WebMD, actually classify two additional conditions as psoriasis types, resulting in a total of seven types of psoriasis. These conditions are as follows:
Psoriasis can extend into your nail beds, resulting in pitting, discoloration, thickening, and other anomalies affecting both fingernails and toenails. All forms of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can extend into your nails. But nail psoriasis doesn’t typically present as a stand-alone condition, which is why many omit this condition when discussing the formal psoriasis types.
Psoriatic arthritis is actually a much broader condition; an autoimmune disease that stands separate from the five forms of psoriasis. This especially severe ailment blends symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis with plaque psoriasis. So in addition to suffering from plaques — which are often centered around joints –, sufferers also experience bouts of severe and progressive joint degradation and pain. Nail deformity and pitting are also common for those who are affected in their fingers or toes. It’s estimated that as many as 30% of psoriasis sufferers are actually affected by psoriatic arthritis.
What Causes Psoriasis? And Why Can’t Doctors Cure It?
In the world of traditional Western medicine, the precise cause of psoriasis is unknown. These physicians believe that psoriasis is an incurable immune-mediated disease that can be activated by stressors, toxins, and genetics.
As such, some of the most common psoriasis treatments involve powerful drugs like corticosteroids and biologic medications such as Cosentyx and Humira — pharmaceuticals that suppress the immune system and slow skin cell replication rates, all while bringing about some intensely undesirable side effects.
This approach can lead to a vicious cycle, whereby the allopathic community focuses on managing and relieving symptoms with acidic medications that perpetuate imbalance and mask the manifestations of a much deeper problem. And then, when those medications cause side effects, you’re prescribed additional drugs that serve as a patch atop a patch.
The reality is that in this mainstream medical culture, cures are elusive and personal responsibility for one’s own health is completely nullified. It’s a culture that transforms patients into helpless victims who have no control over their body, their health, their mind, and ultimately, their happiness.
But there is another way. With a focus on the entire being and attaining efficiency in these 4 crucial areas of bodily function being, digestion, nutrient absorption, nutrient utilization (endocrine system), and waste elimination, your experience with psoriasis can be very different. The effects of psoriasis are worsened by everything ranging from toxins, stress, poor diet, alcohol consumption, poor emotional health and other serious systemic illnesses like diabetes.
Even the traditional drugs used to “treat” psoriasis hold the power to make a bad situation even worse. With so many factors impacting psoriasis and the underlying inflammation, it can be extremely difficult to bring this skin condition under control.
But it’s not impossible as many traditional medical practitioners would have you believe. In today’s modern world, your body is constantly assaulted by toxins (acids). These assaults occur on every front — in the food you eat, in the water you drink, in the air you breathe, in the chemicals you apply to your skin, and even in your thoughts and the emotions that you experience.
These toxins and poor lifestyle choices have a tremendous impact on your skin and vast array of other health conditions. This is where options such as regenerative detoxification can come into play. By reversing excess acidity, correcting imbalances and returning the body to its natural state of homeostasis, the body reclaims its ability to do what its designed to do, heal itself.
Regenerative detoxification targets the root causes of psoriasis, helping you to reclaim a healthy balance within your body, mind, and spirit. Quite simply, psoriasis symptoms are your body’s form of communication.
Psoriasis is the body’s natural response to a toxic condition that’s developing internally. The body is working to restore balance and heal itself by eliminating toxins (acids) through its largest eliminatory organ, the skin, with the end result being the manifestation of psoriasis symptoms and a range of other diseases.
What do we do when we receive one of these signals? Well, lots of people take actions that are intended to stop or suppress the process. Others may even ignore the condition entirely, while some are lulled into a state of complacency with the belief that they’re suffering from “old age” or an unavoidable and incurable autoimmune disorder. It’s time to listen to your body and allow it to guide you toward healing.
At Nimarsti, based on our research, personal experiences of healing psoriasis and the experiences of our customers on their psoriasis healing journey, we know that detoxification, alkalization, regeneration and rebuilding on a cellular level are the keys to healing psoriasis and most other health ailments.
If you’re ready to stop treating individual psoriasis symptoms and improve your quality of life with a psoriasis cleanse program that’s proven to heal all types of psoriasis, contact me today to arrange your free private consultation.
You had to deal with the painful and embarrassing problems caused by Psoriasis alone. You try to hide it every day but you know this lifestyle won’t hold up for long.