Psoriasis Treatment in India
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that can affect anyone, although it's more common in people between the ages of 15 and 35, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. If you have psoriasis, your skin cells grow faster than normal.
The body naturally develops new skin cells every month to replace skin that sheds or flakes off. With psoriasis, new skin cells form within days rather than weeks. This rapid growth causes dead skin cells to accumulate on the skin’s surface, resulting in thick patches of red, dry, and itchy skin. Psoriasis is a chronic condition, but symptoms may improve over time.
Types of Psoriasis
Psoriasis can occur on the scalp, nails, and joints. The five types of psoriasis include the following.
This common form of psoriasis causes raised, red patches on the skin. Skin patches can be itchy and painful.
This type of psoriasis can start in childhood or young adulthood.
This type of psoriasis causes red lesions in body folds.
This type causes white blisters and red skin.
This rare inflammatory type of psoriasis can develop over the entire body. Symptoms include widespread redness, pain, and severe itching.
The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown. However, it's believed that your immune system and genes may contribute to the condition. Your body’s T-cells normally fight viruses and bacteria. In psoriasis, they may start to attack healthy skin cells. Your body increases its production of new skin cells in response to this attack. These new skin cells move to the outer layer of your skin before dead skin cells shed, triggering scaly skin patches.
Psoriasis is not contagious. However, the condition may run in families. Risk factors for psoriasis include:
- Family history of the condition
- Having a viral or bacterial infection
- Uncontrolled Stress
- Use of certain medications, such as those used to treat bipolar disorder and high blood pressure
There’s no cure for psoriasis. But with stem cell therapy, you can reduce inflammation and skin irritation.
Stem cells are the naïve cells, isolated from your own body tissues such as bone marrow or adipose tissues; which are known to have the ability to differentiate into various cells of different origin. The accumulated data from worldwide studies have suggested that these stem cells have the ability to stimulate the non-psoriatic keratinocyte stem cells. It means that if psoriatic keratinocyte stem cells from patient’s skin are replaced by new ones, it will cause the non-sensitivity of these cells to proliferative signal. Finally, the psoriatic lesions and inflammation will disappear.
In this way, stem cells derived from adipose tissue act as immune system modulators but NOT suppressors. Moreover, stem cells do not cause any allergic reactions or side effects because they originate from patient’s organism.