Psoriasis - A Personalised Approach By Treating From Within
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.
These patches normally appear on your elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but can appear anywhere on your body. Most people are only affected with small patches. In some cases, the patches can be itchy or sore. Psoriasis affects around 2% of people in the UK. It can start at any age but most often develops in adults under 35 years old, and affects men and women equally. The severity of psoriasis varies greatly from person to person. For some it's just a minor irritation but, for others, it can majorly affect their quality of life.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting (chronic) disease that usually involves periods when you have no symptoms or mild symptoms, followed by periods when symptoms are more severe.
Our treatment protocol involves an individualised approach. We treat the person, not the symptoms. We look for what is causing the condition in the first place, then we address the root causes through personalised diet plans, nutraceutical supplements, diagnostic laboratory tests, exercise, stress management through breathing using our Pranayama app as your personal respiratory coach, and much more depending on the out come of your consultation and lab reports. We do not treat psoriasis with any magical creams and potions but rather treat you from within. From my experience vast majority of this condition results from a poor gastrointestinal health.
How do we treat you?
Gather - We need information about you through intake forms, initial consultation, physical exam, detailed history taking and nature of presenting problems.
Organize - our information that we gathered into timeline and matrix to help us plan our strategy.
Tell - Recap our consultation with you just to make sure we have all the details correct, highlighting your goals, and identify predisposing factors, triggers, explore lifestyle factors and identify potential imbalances or disruption physiologically.
Order -We prioritise our aims and objectives.
Initiate -We initiate further functional assessment, elimination diet, supplementation, lifestyle factors, and address any other issues that arise.
Track - We track your progress and note the eff ectiveness of the therapeutic approach, and identify clinical outcomes at each visit - in partnership with the patient.
What are some of the causes of Psoriais?
- Intestinal permeability
- Toxic Exposure
- Nutrition associated deficiency ( Nickel, bromine, zinc, Vitamin A)
- Gluten sensitivity
- Drugs ( lithium, beta blockers, some antimalarials)
- Decreased physical activity
- Poor Hydration
- Lack of essential fats