Psoriasis is a very common skin condition that many are aware of, but do you know what it actually means? Psoriasis actually changes the lifecycle of the skin cells causing a rapid build up of cells on the skin’s surface. These extra layers form thick “scales” which are very dry, itchy and sometimes even painful. Although this condition is typically considered to be a long-term and chronic it does go through cycles of flaring and remission. The symptoms are not consistent for every individual but may include some if not all of the following: Although anyone can develop Psoriasis, it tends to flare up as a result of specific risk factors and triggers. These may include but are not limited to: Although there is not a cure for Psoriasis, many treatment options do provide comfort and long-term relief.
Alopecia essentially is a scientific term for baldness. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles causing a person’s hair to fall out. Most often the hair will fall out in clumps leaving patches the size of a quarter. The amount of hair loss does vary among individuals. Almost anyone can develop alopecia. The disease is not limited to age, sex or race however if you have a relative with alopecia or other autoimmune disorders your chances increase significantly. At the moment there is no true cure for alopecia, but there are several ways to treat the condition. Most often drugs are prescribed that are used for other ailments or conditions. As technology and society have continued to develop over the years our world has inevitably become toxic through chemical manufacturing.
Electrolytes are nutrients found within the body which stimulate the nerves for vital functions such as, regulating heartbeat, balancing fluid levels and allowing muscles to contract for movement. Calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphate, potassium and sodium are all categorized as major electrolytes. Since these nutrients play a role in major bodily functions, an imbalance has the potential to cause various serious side-effects. Our bodies are electrolyte fueled through food and water consumption. These levels can become imbalanced through a series of factors including: If you experience any of the symptoms below it is best to consult with your doctor. Your doctor will help you to find the root cause for the imbalance and provide you with proper guidance on how to prevent this from happening again. Posted by Meaghan LaFranca, M.