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What Causes Psorasis?

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Contributing Factors

Overly Acidic Diet Alcohol Consumption
Stress Poor Nutrient/Vitamin Intake
Low Friendly Bacteria Presence Prescription and OTC Medications
Illness/Infection/Injury Weather

Stress is a lurid offender to the body. Stress raises the body's acidity and kills off strains of good bacteria required to protect you. Stress causes the body to release inflammatory markers into the bloodstream. Psoriasis itself can cause stress and is often associated with higher risk for re-occurrences during fraught periods of time. Stress can be a key factor in disease growth as it flourishes in these types of environments. Do not overlook the importance for researching natural and successful ways of dealing with stress! EFT Tapping, deep breathing, massage, acupuncture, exercise, and more are proven ways to reduce the danger of anxiety and stress in your life.

Prescription and Over the Counter Medications are notorious for their acidic nature and multitude of side effects associated with their use. Some are worse than others. However, they can all contribute to nutrient and good bacteria depletion and profoundly compromise the very organs and functions you need operating at their best. High blood pressure and cholesterol drugs are some of the top nutrient depleting drugs on the market so it is important to at least and supplement in some vitamins and friendly bacteria during their use. Medications associated with Psoriasis flares include Lithium, some beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, drugs for malaria, and Indocin (an anti-inflammatory used for gout/arthritis).

Low levels of vitamins, minerals, and healthy bacteria can be easily associated with inflammatory conditions, such as psoriasis. Close to 80% of the immune system resides in the digestive tract. Proper levels of friendly bacteria and nutrients are essential to your ability to expel toxins and fight disease.

Water consumption and the source for your drinking water are both very important. Unfortunately a good portion of our society is dehydrated and isn't even aware of it, which poses major health risks. As stated above, a good water source is equally as important for its purity necessity. Proper water intake is an essential key to blood hydration and kidney filtration in order to properly expel toxins from the body.

Illness, injury, and surgery can all factor into pushing over that edge and into an attack. For some trauma to the skin such as cuts, bruises, burns, bumps, vaccinations, tattoos, and other skin conditions -- can cause a flare-up of psoriasis symptoms at the site of the injury. This is also known as the "Koebner phenomenon." Viral and bacterial infections can also lead to a psoriasis flare. Streptococcal infections that cause tonsillitis, or strep throat, tooth abscesses, cellulitis, and impetigo can cause a flare to occur, more commonly seen in children.

Dry and Cold Weather leads to dry skin which raises your chances of a flare-up. Conversely, warmer sunny weather seems to help improve the symptoms and reduce the flare-ups for most.