Psoriatic arthritis is one of the autoimmune diseases that you might not have heard that much, but it doesn’t mean that it is not common. In my experience, I have had patients who came to me after visiting their regular doctor who prescribed immune-suppressing drugs. As we already looked in the previous article about functional medicine for the autoimmune disease.
What is psoriatic arthritis?
According to Arthritis Foundation, psoriatic arthritis is “a form of inflammatory arthritis.” It is an autoimmune system. That means that the body’s immune system is attacking itself, which in this case includes joints and skin. Inflammation is also an inevitable part.
- Joint pain
Who would want additionally to have plaques that are thick, red (inflamed) skin that itch and are sore? The most common places of it are a face, legs, elbows, lower back, palms, soles of the feet, but they can be anywhere on the body.
How to treat psoriatic arthritis?
It is worth to note that it is not easy to deal with this autoimmune disease because it is very specific and combines numerous factors. In my experience, functional medicine for psoriasis is one of the key elements that can help to achieve better results. A way complex approach requires further research of various factors and addressing them one by one rather than just treating diseases individually. Sadly, that is the case of the medical thinking in many institutions – you will have tests, diagnosis – psoriasis, and then get some medicaments including cream and steroids. They work but only as short-term solutions.
What functional medicine focuses?
- psoriasis detox diet plan
- elimination diet plan for psoriasis
- Imbalances in the body (hormones, etc.)
- Addressing stressors
- Change the lifestyle, g., workout or go for a short walks
Once these elements have proper addressing and monitoring, I could see in my practice that even the most severe cases of skin problems had a solution that was working in the long term. One of the examples was a woman who had red, inflamed skin and was saying that she is tired of taking antibiotics just to keep her face to look normal. It was not a surprise that her tests showed inflammation and hormonal imbalance. She also had psoriatic arthritis, and who knows what kind of more serious problems she would have if she wouldn’t have agreed to change her diet, exercise, etc. In the end, she managed to win her inflammation. Additionally, she had leaky gut because of a long history of antibiotics. It’s clear that more antibiotics wouldn’t help.
I used my psoriasis mater cleanse plan:
- Remove trigger foods (in her case it was gluten)
- Consume healthy fats
- Supplements (e.g., probiotics, Balance – Candida Microflora Support† for gut, vitamins like Balance Zinc-Zn
Each case is different, so it is important to find the right treatment from a professional who looks for long-term results.
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