The Link between Psoriasis and the Immune System

The Link between Psoriasis and the
Immune System
No one ever really considered that the immune system had any
real role in psoriasis, or its painful outbreaks. Not until a new
drug - Cyclosporine -- was offered to arthritis patients. What
happened next was both surprising and unexpected. Patients
who were prescribed the immune suppressing drug for their
arthritis symptoms (and who suffered with psoriasis), began to
report a decrease in their skin attacks. Without warning,
researchers were faced with the theory that the immune
system could be causing psoriasis.
It did not take long before researchers began to figure out the
mystery of psoriasis in regards to how the immune system can
affect it.
The Role of the Immune System on the
The immune system is responsible for standing guard and
attacking any invaders that penetrate the body. Since the skin's
main job is to act as the body's first defense mechanism against
invasion, it is no wonder that the immune system works in
close connection with each layer of the skin. Here is how it all
1. Immune cells patrol the entire body (each type has its own
area to watch) for dangers.
2. When an invader is detected, these immune (and other
skin cells) send out chemical and nervous system messages
to the immune system to ready itself for an attack
3. To help safeguard the skin, the immune system release
chemicals that can cause nerves to itch and blood vessels
to dilate to prepare the skin for a sudden rush of immune
4. When the immune cells arrive at the scene, most work to
kill off the pathogens causing the distress, but a few
capture some of the invaders and take them back to the
heart of the immune system, where other soldier cells are
produced in a way to recognize and attack the invading
cells on contact
5. Inflammation is the body's way of opening blood vessels to
allow more soldier cells to rush to the battlefield.
While this entire process is completely normal, people with
psoriasis tend to overproduce these soldier cells when the body
feels threatened. This overabundance of killer immune cells can
actually be dangerous to the skin since they begin to attack
good cells along with the bad ones.
While it is great to understand the impact an improperly
working immune system can have on your skin finally - and
cause psoriasis -, more research is needed to pinpoint the exact
cause for the over-firing of the cell messages.
If you are really looking for a solution to your Psoriasis, the cure
should address the internal causes of Psoriasis by tackling all
the factors that contribute to Psoriasis. A natural cure is a good
approach but only by controlling the nutritional, hormonal,
psychological and environmental triggers of Psoriasis using a
multidimensional and holistic approach to healing one can
make amends to the reasons why one has Psoriasis. If your
treatment option encompasses all this only then can you a
permanent solution to Psoriasis.
This article is based on the book, "Psoriasis Revolution" by Dan
Crawford. Dan is an au
thor, speaker, researcher, nutritionist
and health consultant who dedicated his life to creating the
ultimate holistic Psoriasis healing solution guaranteed to
permanently cure the root of Psoriasis and dramatically
improve the overall quality of your life
life,, naturally, without the
use prescription medication and without any side effects. Learn
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