Psoriasis is a chronic disease, one of types of lichen. The humanity knows psoriasis for many centuries but it is still less studied skin disease. According to the official statistics, about 4% of the population in the world suffer from psoriasis but the real numbers are bigger. The matter is that this disease may be acute or latent. It tells that most people do not even suspect the symptoms of the psoriasis that aggravate from time to time.
The disease may appear at any age but the first signs may be noticed at young age, under 25. Many scientists believe that the psoriasis is multifactorial disease.
Several factors take place in its formation:
A hereditary background plays the main role in the development of psoriasis. If the psoriasis was diagnosed in the family, there would be more chances for the diagnosis of the disease in the new generation.
Psoriasis is a disorder of the process of the skin regeneration. As a result of the changes in the body, the speed of the regeneration of the upper skin layers is increased. If the maturation of the cells happens within 4 weeks in a healthy person, this process takes 3-5 days during psoriasis.
Due to this, a person has such symptoms as inflammation of the skin, peeling, and itching. The rash may merge in various patterns resembling the geographical map. This disease brings moral and physical discomfort because itching on the skin and cosmetic defects are very inconvenient.
The pathologies of the central nervous system influence on the formation of psoriasis. The disease symptoms aggravate during the stress and emotional fatigue. Moreover, the aggravation of the psoriasis symptoms causes more concerns, so that the symptoms are kept within a long period.
Alcohol also increases a risk of the psoriasis aggravation. Moreover, the mechanism of this process is not fully studied. Patients and all people should know the only thing:
“Psoriasis is not infectious”
The disease is not transmitted human to human even during the close contact. Of course, doctors do not recommend using the same hygiene items, and even if it happens a risk of the transmission of the disease is minimal. It is not infectious pathology, and therefore the risks are minimal.
The current methods of the therapy allow achieving the remission (the skin cleaning) and controlling the severity of the psoriasis. It is impossible to treat this disease completely but a long-term remission is a reality. If the treatment begins from the first disease symptoms, good results may be achieved without pharmaceutical methods.
To prevent psoriasis at an early age, the local ointments and creams may be used. They contain the medical ingredients that increase the local immunity, slow down the regeneration of the skin cells and remove the inflammation and itching. These products often contain the hormonal ingredients and they are absorbed into the blood.
In case of the severe type of psoriasis, patients are prescribed a pharmaceutical therapy:
Moreover, patients are prescribed physio procedures, cryotherapy, and ultraviolet therapy.
If the psoriasis symptoms spread through the great part of the body, patients are prescribed the blood clearance. This way, it is possible to reduce the symptoms and avoid the further spreading of the disease.
A life with psoriasis is a permanent treatment. Even when the disease symptoms are reduced, a patient should regularly control the psychological and physical health because the aggravation of psoriasis may appear all of a sudden.
The hormonal glucocorticoids are prescribed for a longer period but only for the severe types of the psoriasis:
A need in the use of the hormonal products is conditioned by the fact that the disease is often complicated by the internal biochemical changes which are not treatable by other methods. Psoriasis is not a disease of the skin but the internal pathology which is manifested through the skin.
Moreover, the hormonal therapy of the psoriasis is the most effective in terms of the recovery of the internal biochemical processes, the hormones help to quickly reduce the disease symptoms.
All glucocorticoids (Prednisolone) provide a wide action including the inhibition of the mediators of the allergy and inflammation. A patient with psoriasis faces these symptoms. The hormonal therapy helps to relieve a severe itching, reduce the inflammation and edema, and an amount of the rash on the skin.
The advantage of the drugs on the basis of the natural adrenal hormones is a complex action on the body and a reduction of the symptoms, and an influence on a cause of the disease. This way, to achieve the longer remission, these drugs are better.
The non-hormonal drugs often act locally and stop the processes for a while. But the disease may aggravate after the use of the drugs.
Prednisolone is regarded the most universal glucocorticoids with a broad action. It is effective during the inflammatory diseases which are accompanied by the pain syndrome. As one of the complications of the psoriasis is a psoriatic arthritis, the use of Prednisolone is very important.
If a patient did not have the complications during the disease, the use of Prednisolone will help to avoid the formation of the inflammatory processes in the joints. If a patient has the first signs of the psoriatic arthritis, the anti-inflammatory effect of Prednisolone will help to avoid all manifestations of the disease.
Prednisolone blocks the inflammatory process by means of the reduced synthesis of prostaglandins and other mediators of the inflammatory processes. The biggest anti-inflammatory effect is felt in the joints during the degenerative processes. The use of Prednisolone reduces pain in the affected joint, fever, inflammation, and edema.
If psoriasis, the complex effect of the hormonal products is very important because due to this medication, it is possible to solve several tasks:
Nowadays, there is none way to defeat psoriasis 100%. Unfortunately, Prednisolone and other systemic glucocorticoids do not give 100% efficacy. In spite of this, Prednisolone remains the most demanded medicine during psoriasis in the USA.
According to the data of the dermatologist association in the USA, more than 650 000 Prednisolone prescriptions are prescribed for people with psoriasis every year. According to the official statistics, every 4th user of Prednisolone has a longer remission of psoriasis, and every second user achieves the short-term remission with the improvement of the disease symptoms.
The efficacy of Prednisolone during psoriasis achieves high results during the observance of the recommendations. Many patients believe that the pills provide a magical effect and neglect the rules of the doctors. Alcohol, stress, fatigue, lack of vitamins, and others cause an aggravation of the disease, and even Prednisolone is not able to control the symptoms. If all rules and doctors recommendations are observed, the use of Prednisolone helps to cope with the symptoms of psoriasis in 70% of cases.
Moreover, it is necessary to know what the rate of the efficacy is. Nowadays, the treatment is considered as successful and effective if:
If you stopped worrying about psoriasis, it means that the treatment is successful, and the efficacy of Prednisolone is high. It may be not enough for many people, and they want to forget about this problem for all. But, unfortunately, the modern medicine cannot resist the psoriasis, and nobody knows when the disease will appear again.