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Treatment for Psoriasis

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It Is Estimated That Psoriasis Affects 80 to 120 Million People

It is a chronic skin condition, meaning that it cannot be cured. But often, it can be controlled. Psoriasis appears as patches of thick, red, inflamed skin and dry, and scales -- silvery flakes of skin. Psoriasis symptoms can range from barely noticeable to lesions that cover most of the body. Psoriasis can even cause a form of arthritis in some people. Psoriasis is not contagious, so it cannot spread from person to person.

Excess T-Cells May Be the Culprits

The actual cause of psoriasis is unknown. However, researchers believe it may result from inflammation and unnecessary, excessive skin T-cell production. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that aid the normal immune response. it is believed that genes that influence the immune response in the skin, may inadvertently direct the response against the body’s own healthy cells. Some people have a genetic makeup that makes them more susceptible to psoriasis. The condition can flare up at any time, but it is often initiated or aggravated by specific triggers, including environmental factors, like stress or sunburn, allergic reactions to some medications such as lithium and beta-blockers, and illness or skin injuries.

Vitamin B12 Topical Cream from MYERS Medical Can Slow the Growth of Skin Cells

We can prepare a topical cream using Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) that can help treat psoriasis.

Cyanocobalamin is a water soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is one of the eight B vitamins. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the body. It has been found to help slow the growth of skin cells.

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