What Is It?
The skin builds up layers of dry, flaky patches, which cause irritation, redness and itching.
What Causes It?
Psoriasis occurs when skin cells reproduce up to a hundred times faster than normal. Those with mild to moderate cases can actually aggravate their psoriasis through the stress of worrying about the appearance of new skin lesions.
How Do I Treat It?
Lactic acid and salicylic acid creams help to exfoliate and smooth the thick scaly areas of the body. Sunbathing and UV sunlamps can also help, but should obviously be implemented carefully. And Magnetic Clay – a method of natural detoxification – can help slow the production of psoriatic patches.
What Happens If I Don’t?
In widespread cases, the condition may lead to chills or fever as the damaged skin is unable to effectively regulate temperature. And untreated psoriasis leads to a 50 percent greater risk of death than those without the condition. Men, specifically, with severe psoriasis were found to die 3.5 years earlier than their non-affected bros.