When people hear the word "psoriasis", they generally think of a rash or skin irritation. Most people are unaware that psoriasis is not just an aesthetic issue but actually a chronic autoimmune disorder that has the potential to affect much more than a person’s skin.
When someone has psoriasis, their body mistakenly attacks its own skin cells which triggers inflammation and causes skin cells to multiply up to ten times faster than normal. The extra skin cells don’t have enough time to flake off the body and therefore build up in patches on the surface of the skin.
Psoriasis affects over 100 million people worldwide.
There are five different types of psoriasis, the most common being plaque psoriasis which affects approximately 80 - 90 million people worldwide.
Symptoms of psoriasis include thick red patches of skin that are covered with silvery scales and dry, flaky and cracked skin which may itch or burn. Psoriasis is completely unpredictable- while some patches may fade after only a few weeks, others may remain for months or even years.
Psoriasis typically affects the scalp, elbows, fingernails, knees, chest, lower back and genital area but could appear anywhere on the body. Psoriasis often occurs in cycles where people experience outbreaks followed by periods of time when their symptoms are milder. Psoriasis is a lifelong condition.
Some people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis which causes swollen and painful joints.
Psoriasis is considered mild when it covers less than 3% of the body and severe psoriasis is when over 10% of the body is affected. In rare cases, psoriasis can cover very large areas of the body and pose serious risks to one’s health.
Psoriasis can also have significant repercussions in one’s personal life. Stigma associated with the condition can cause people with psoriasis to feel self-conscious and withdraw from social situations.
Celebrity Kim Kardashian has been praised for opening up to the world about her struggles with psoriasis and posting pictures of her flares on social media.
Similar to other autoimmune conditions, psoriasis is caused by a combination of genetics and environmental factors. While psoriasis can happen to anyone, having a parent with psoriasis greatly increases one’s chances of developing the condition. Other risk factors include obesity, trauma, smoking, emotional stress and infections (such as strep throat). Psoriasis affects men and women equally. It is not at all contagious and cannot be passed through contact.
People with psoriasis are at a higher risk for conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, and other autoimmune diseases.
Until an absolute cure for psoriasis is found, the general goal of psoriasis treatment is to relieve symptoms and reduce the frequency of outbreaks as much as possible.
Treatments for psoriasis may include corticosteroid creams or ultraviolet light therapy. Oral or injected medications such as Methotrexate or Cyclosporine may be prescribed for severe psoriasis. While these treatments have helped many people, they must be used with great caution and only for short periods due to the risk of dangerous side effects. They can also be prohibitively expensive and do not work for everyone. A significant number of people that suffer from psoriasis do not respond well to standard treatments.
The significant failure rate of standard psoriasis treatments has led many psoriasis patients to seek fresh treatments such as low-dose naltrexone (LDN), due to its great success in treating numerous autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. LDN is very affordable, safe, and has proven to be effective for many patients of all ages, with various types of psoriasis, even if they have never responded to any other forms of treatment.
Endorphins are naturally-produced proteins that play a major role in supporting and regulating the immune system. LDN works by dramatically raising the levels of natural endorphins in the body, which has powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.
In more recent years, research has uncovered that LDN works via another mechanism outside of the endorphin system which is also related to psoriasis treatment.
TLR-4 receptors are proteins that are located on immune cells in the body. Their purpose is to detect threatening bacteria and release inflammatory chemicals to protect the body from infection. People with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have a mutation in their TLR-4 gene and produce abnormally high levels of TLR-4 receptors. This results in an over-reaction to bacteria and excessive release of inflammatory chemicals which triggers skin cells to rapidly multiply and accumulate on the skin’s surface, creating psoriatic lesions. LDN has an incredible ability to bind to and actively block TLR-4 receptors which calms and stabilizes the entire immune system.
To put it simply, LDN prevents the initial formation of psoriasis thereby allowing the body to heal itself and prevent the formation of psoriasis in the first place!
Dr. Eduardo Beltran is an internationally renowned speaker and researcher who has successfully treated many psoriasis patients using LDN. In a clinical case report published earlier this year, he described a woman who suffered from severe erythrodermic psoriasis for 16 years that sought emergency treatment after an acute flare-up had caused lesions all over her body. Dr. Beltran advised her to begin a daily regimen of LDN 4.5mg. This patient had an immediate positive response and significant improvement was demonstrated within 10 days. A follow-up consultation after three months of treatment showed complete psoriasis remission and a significant improvement in the patient’s quality of life.
Dr. Beltran stated: "Significant and credible evidence...has shown repeatedly the international medical community the promising benefits of this drug... LDN should be an eye-opener for future LDN-prescribing physicians. LDN has proven to have strong potential therapeutical benefits and should encourage more physicians to consider the use of LDN."
Research conducted by Dr. Leonard Weinstock at Washington University School of Medicine also proved LDN’s efficacy in treating psoriasis. He declared, "It’s clear from our study...that LDN treatment worked as well as expensive topical medications that you have to put on every day multiple times a day... You’re taking one safe, compounded pill each morning...and expecting a great response somewhere in the range of 60% of people. As some of my patients said, "This is a game-changer." Well, it is."
Many people with psoriasis are told that they just need to accept and learn to live with their condition. This no longer has to be the case when something as simple and safe as LDN is available to help.
If you are suffering from psoriasis, we invite you to try NaltrexLow™, our exclusive brand of LDN. We are so confident in the quality of our products that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back!
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