Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious inflammatory skin disease which affects approximately 2-5% of the population worldwide or approximately 1 million Canadians. Psoriasis can affect people of all races and ages, however, most patients are first diagnosed in their early adult years. Guttate psoriasis, which flares up following a viral or bacterial infection, normally affects children and young adults.
In psoriasis, the keratinocytes of the skin multiply very rapidly and travel from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the surface in approximately 4 days as opposed to the usual 28 days. The skin cannot shed these cells quickly enough, so they build up and leading to thick, dry and flaky patches or plaques, commonly affecting the scalp, torso, elbows, and knees but can occur anywhere on the body.
Causes of Psoriasis
The cause of psoriasis is unknown, although it is well accepted that there is an underlying genetic component which, when triggered, causes the immune system to produce an excessive number of skin cells. For this reason, it is termed an auto-immune disorder.
Triggers of Psoriasis
Whilst psoriasis is termed as a genetic, autoimmune disorder, there are many different environmental triggers which can either initiate or exacerbate a flare. Some potential triggers include:
- Diet – high calorie/fat diets, alcohol
- Stress – emotional and physical
- Certain Medications
Types of Psoriasis
There are several types of psoriasis. Each type is unique in its appearance and symptoms and requires a different treatment approach. Plaque psoriasis is the most common which typically appears as a thick, silver, scaly plaque which often appears on the elbows and knees. Other types include guttate psoriasis, nail psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Types of Treatments
Psoriasis is a disease with no established medical cure but its symptoms can be healed and its triggers can be avoided.
Conventional treatments for psoriasis often include topical steroids, coal tar and ultraviolet light therapy or in severe cases, systemic medications.
Whilst there are many treatments currently available for psoriasis, few have shown to be both safe and effective for long term treatment. For this reason, many seek a more natural approach to the treatment of their psoriasis.
Soratinex Emollient is a psoriasis cream Canada which has been developed using the very best natural ingredients which have shown to reduce dryness, dead skin build up and support healthy skin renewal in psoriasis prone skin. Our natural psoriasis cream Canada can be used on the body and scalp and shows best results when combined with our Oral Supplement for added nutritional and antioxidant support.
The unique combination of herbal and nutritional bioactives contained in our psoriasis cream Canada are based on over 30 years of clinical experience and research by founder, Professor Michael Tirant. The philosophy of Prof. Tirant’s treatment approach is to not only address the symptoms, but to address the triggers of chronic skin disease. This led to the dual-action approach which addresses both internal and external drivers of dry skin conditions.
For best treatment results, we recommend starting with the Soratinex Treatment Pack which includes our Soratinex Emollient, Skin Care Gel and Oral Supplement.
For any further information on types of psoriasis creams Canada, , our team of experts will guide you in selecting the effective psoriasis product for you based on your skin condition.