How to treat psoriasis effectively – By Franziska Ringpfeil, Board Certified Dermatologist

How to treat psoriasis effectively – By Franziska Ringpfeil, Board Certified Dermatologist


Let’s say you or one of your loved ones have
just been diagnosed with psoriasis. It can feel overwhelming. Perhaps you never heard
about it, perhaps you have heard the word but could not imagine what it means or perhaps
you know a bit about it and think of horrific scaling over the entire body. For centuries, psoriasis was believed to reach
only skin deep. Recent advances in science has shed light on this condition that affects
our entire body and it has also enabled many more targeted treatments. I will provide you with crucial information
that allows you to take charge of your body and I will point out the state of current
treatments. Psoriasis affects the skin and joints but
is actually linked to a greater scheme, the metabolic syndrome. In simple terms, the metabolic
syndrome is a constellation of markers that make you more susceptible to developing heart
disease and diabetes. These markers are central obesity, high blood pressure, elevated fasting
sugar levels, high triglycerides, and low levels of HDL, the “good” cholesterol. It
is estimated that about 25% percent of the adult population in this country has metabolic
syndrome. Obesity has been shown to be an independent
risk factor for developing psoriasis, and specifically more wide spread psoriasis. The
most important trigger for psoriasis, however, is stress. It is currently thought that inflammatory
mediators bring about the changes on the skin resulting in the characteristic rash. These
same inflammatory mediators can cause havoc on the inside of our body, especially when
you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease. By reducing these risk factors, you will not
only influence the downward sequelae of psoriasis but you may also reduce the triggers. Sure, everyone talks about the importance
of a healthy life style and many of us have become immune to this sentence. But in this
case you really should take it to heart. Start with a healthy well balanced diet that
has very little animal protein and fat but lots of different fruit, vegetables, pulses
and grains. This will regulate your weight, will reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels
and it will reduce inflammation that occurs in response to animal protein and the hormones
the livestock was fed. Avoid added salt in your diet. This will take burden of heart
by reducing blood pressure. If you struggle with being overweight, your
family doctor may recommend that you work with a dietician. Meaningful weight loss is
crucial and crash diets must be avoided. Next, think about daily exercise and implement
it. Twenty to thirty minutes of exercise should fit in our schedule no matter how busy we
are. You may be walking vigorously during your lunch break or perform your favorite
workout in the gym. Practice stress control. Stress is the most
important trigger for psoriasis and while not all stressors can be avoided, we can learn
how to deal with stress without letting it overwhelm us. Many times, regular exercise
can provide the time to process our stress in a constructive manner. Some of us will
do better by learning stress controlling techniques such as meditation or Yoga. See your family doctor regularly. Have your
blood lipids, namely triglycerides and cholesterol, blood sugar levels as well blood pressure
checked yearly during a physical to catch any changes early. Sometimes, it will be necessary
to take medication to keep these low. Avoid smoking at all cost because nicotine
tightens the blood vessels, thereby raising blood pressure and making your heart work
harder. Drink alcohol in moderation. While you are optimizing your lifestyle, you
can start treatment for the psoriasis spots that your skin has already formed. Excimer laser treatment is considered one
of the most effective and safest treatment when psoriasis affects only limited areas
on your skin. The excimer laser is used in your dermatologist’s office to deliver narrowband
UVB rays just to psoriasis spots, avoiding exposure to unaffected skin. It takes several
brief treatments to start the process and once clear, remission of 6 months or longer
can be achieved. Daily application of topical steroids alone
or in combination with vitamin D analogues are used to treat localized psoriasis with
good response. Various formulations such as foams, solutions, creams and ointments are
available to best treat different areas of the body. It is important to cleanse the skin
daily with a gentle non-soap cleanser to allow the medicine to penetrate into the skin. However,
excessive exfoliation or rubbing of psoriasis with a brush or comb must be avoided because
this may stimulate more psoriasis. When psoriasis affects larger areas of the
body, topical treatment may be impractical and a systemic approach is most appropriate.
In wide spread psoriasis, narrowband UVB rays are administered inside a light box. Recent
advances in medicine have also allowed the development of very effective systemic medications
that are administered in your dermatologist’s office or at home by injection. Oral medications
are an option for those who are not candidates for the treatments I just mentioned. Some
of these systemic medications also treat the loints when affected.

66 Comments

  • Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology says:

    How to beat Psoriasis.

    Dr. Ringpfeil explains in this new movie what causes psoriasis, how life style adjustments can reduce trigger factors, and what are the most effective treatments for the condition.
    http://youtu.be/WJj2cy4aGQg

  • Cordelia T. McIntyre says:

    I've lived with psoriasis for a long time till learned a excellent cure.

  • Graham Milano says:

    Psoriasis is a fungus I can be killed.

  • Roderick Oh says:

    no gluten, no dairy, no nightshade veggies, no sweets etc food is your medicine is misleading read Dr. John Pagano's book

  • Guma Teri says:

    It's declared that it has no cure for Psoriasis. Liar! Psoriasis could be alleviated in just 3 days just by all natural therapy.

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  • atexascash3502 says:

    check out Dr Robert Morse    on you tube..

  • Sivani Padhiar says:

    Great informative video. Thanks for sharing!

  • Pepprina Malt says:

    Thank you Dr.

  • Deborah Edelen says:

    There is currently no known cure for psoriasis and also the cause is not known. During the time I had psoriasis, on my arms and legs, hands and even ears, every day was a battle trying to treat it. There were topical treatments, steroids that would cause flares when withdrawn, coal tar, harmful medical treatments, advice about how to live my entire life, the absurdity of Dr. Pagano's diet and other dietary recommendations. And nothing worked. But then I caught on that my doctor, who gave me UV treatments 45 seconds at at time, was awfully concerned about me going out in the sun. I thought he might know that I would be cured that way, and not keep coming to him for UV treatments. My family doctor revealed to me that vitamin D deficiency was in my family and I found out I had it.

    I went out in the sun and got a tan and took vitamin D supplements. The p turned white, then disappeared. I have been cured for over two years with no sign at all of psoriasis ever returning. If you are still suffering, give this a chance. I don't follow any diet or regimens. Plain old moisturizer for good measure. They don't know everything. Everyone makes money off of "cures". This one is free and no one will promote that…so we have to share with each other. <3

  • Healthy Habits says:

    Does anyone HATE psoriasis as much as me?

  • EMC Alagha says:

    stress.main.reason

  • indra keshari says:

    Holla! Have you ever tried – Lazuls Psoriasis Expert (just google it)? Ive heard some unbelivable things about it and my GF got excellent success with it.

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  • Nil Dhar says:

    Hi, I love it and, particularly your information  for psoriasis alternative treatment
    . A product I also found helpfull for psoriasis in children
      is Moorack Instant Psoriasis Miracle – it can be man.

  • Christina Goolsby says:
  • Austin A says:

    Hi. Thank you so much for your video on psoriasis treatment. I found it very informative. A product I also found useful is the Corbandy Amazing Psoriasis Crusher. you would be able to find it on google.

  • Cary Opteris says:

    I have none of these signs of metabolic syndrome.

  • Iraj Ghadiminejad says:

    Dear Franziska,
    I used to be a lecturer at the Medical School, Imperial College London and worked at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington before immigrating to Australia as the head of Renal Research at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead, Sydney. My PhD was on Autoimmune diseases and my research at St Mary’s Hospital in London and in Australia has led to the discovery of an immune product from children with an over active immune system that has the ability to calm the over active immune response. 
    This compound inhibits the production of immune factors such as TNF-alpha, IL-1, IL-6 and other inflammatory cytokines, that have been shown to be responsible for symptoms of diseases such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Prickly heat etc. 
    This product brings your immune system back to normal. I have now found the precursors for this product and have put it together in a topical cream called ENDOR cream. It works by providing the basic ingredients for the active immune product and your body converts them into the active. So there are no side effects, no steroids, no antibiotics, no biologics. Nothing that can cause any side effects at all. You can use as much of it as your body requires and in just 10 days you will see a definite improvement in your eczema.

    The reason that I am contacting you is because I have come across your website and I think your site is well balanced and helpful to the people suffering from these conditions.
    I would like to bring this to the attention of the Eczema and Psoriasis sufferers at large, mainly because ENDOR trains your immune system to produce the active product and over time, it teaches your own immune system to learn to source its own ingredients and make this product and in effect your eczema will be treated by your immune system.
    I would appreciate it if you could tell me how I can bring this important discovery to the attention of the people who are suffering from these conditions.

  • حيدر الحرداني says:

    I'm from iraq. My father afflicted with psoriasis than 37 years. And Allan did not find treatment. I inherited the disease from him I was 20 years please help me
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  • Rafael Castro says:

    fogo

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  • Paul Chapman says:

    Yes that's one, temporary, treatment. There are many others. Avoiding night shades is a good idea.

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  • ирина смирнова says:

    я вылечилась сама и теперь никому не верю

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  • Jean-Baptiste Nuyts says:

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  • Beverly Bullock says:

    I USE COSENTYX AND IT HAS WORKED WONDERS

  • Eva J. Delgado says:

    You should consider stopping Psoriasis by nutritional means. I learned the hard way to recognize that drugs will not be the solution for this sickness.

  • Richard Arrington says:

    had the Fitzgerald, I don't know tiey

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  • Fairy Lady says:

    A writer below went outside into the bright sunshine and got a tan and the p went away. (Ultraviolet…UV?) Try that, and chloraseptic throat spray. Betcha ten bucks the thing is a fungus.

  • Athena Goodman says:

    This is my Dermatologist….Great place they have help me so much psoriasis.

  • Bts Lover says:

    I have psoriasis I research alot and i didnt see any kids having it and im a 12 year old😕😕😕

  • Bts Lover says:

    i have Guttate psoriasis

  • peopleR2stupid says:

    This woman is so full of crap it makes me want to scream.. I have had psoriatic arthritis for 40+ years.. You CANNOT pigeonhole this dreaded disease i to the simple terms this idiot states.. The only thing she is correct a out is the cause is still unknown.

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  • Egor Xeke says:

    i have psoriasis on all over my body, it is not fun having it I hate it. 🙁

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  • Mama Grackle says:

    I'm 55. I first got psoriasis at 28. The only time it cleared up was when I had a major stroke and was in a coma for a month. After about a year, my psoriasis came back.

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    I am psoriasis patient please help me

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  • paisontayana says:

    Fake doctor, look your eyes, reading from the board

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  • vagoo * says:

    I am 49yo. I have psoriasis since 30. It's about 4 days that I take 1/3 of teaspon ground flaxseeds in a glass of water twice the day. My oldest spots on my knee and behide the left anle it's almost cured. All others are much better. I had in the past been cured but using many other thing together , like lemon juices, ACV, green juices, baobab root, fish oil, and flax seed so I didn't what realy helped. Now I take only ground flaxseeds and it really worked. I have to say that my life style for the last years is sedentary, I gained 20 klg in the last three years. Today is the first day that didn;'t eat sugar and cabrohydrates. I have to cut them bacuse I have serious problems with my nails and mainly on my feet and I believe that it is a sign of diabetes 2. But flaxseed works great for me!! I am very happy. I do better for myself now. I hope to help some people.

  • Thomas says:

    People don’t realise how dangerous psoriasis is, it can actually shorten your life.

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