Psoriasis - triggers and prevention

May 05 2017

Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease that is generally thought to be a genetic disease which can be triggered by different factors. 

10 external triggers of psoriasis

  • Poor nutrition
  • Smoking
  • Certain medications such as: Lithium (Used to treat psychiatric disorders), Antimalarials, Inderal (High blood pressure medication worsens psoriasis in about 30 percent of patients with psoriasis who take it), Indomethacin (A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat arthritis), Quinidine (Heart medication)
  • lack of sun exposure
  • vitamin D deficiency
  • skin injury
  • clothing rubbing against the skin,
  • operative wound
  • the change of seasons

6 internal triggers of psoriasis

  • Emotional stress - Stress can cause psoriasis to flare for the first time or aggravate existing psoriasis.
  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain infectious diseases (sore throat,...)
  • problems in the metabolism of proteins,
  • poor liver function.

These triggers have different effects on the individual. Severe stress is known to be the most common trigger of psoriasis. But we must understand that triggers listed above cause an outbreak of psoriasis only in individuals who possess one or more of the genes that create a predisposition to psoriasis.

Prevention and treatment of psoriasis

If you are suffering from psoriasis you can do a lot on your own to help control and prevent flare-ups:

  • Keep your skin moist
    hemp oil psoriasisSymptoms of psoriasis get worst when your skin is dry. The best way to keep your skin moist is to use moisturizers that trap the moisture beneath the skin. Ointment for irritated skin is formulated with organic cold pressed hemp oil bursting with Omegas 3 & 6 which reactivates the skin's natural barrier function to protect dry and scaly skin while boosting moisture balance.


  • Avoid cold water: Cold water usually makes the symptoms of psoriasis worse.
  • Expose to the sun: The ultraviolet rays in sunlight slow the growth of skin cells but you must not be in the sun for too long because sunburn can trigger psoriasis.
  • Avoid stress: Stress is the most common trigger of psoriasis
  • Try CBD oil
    cbd oil psoriasisPsoriasis is characterized by skin cells (keratinocytes) that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. Cannabinoids in CBD oil have anti-inflammatory effects and inhibit the growth of keratinocytes. Cannabinoids slow down the production of keratinocytes in the epidermis of the skin which produces too fast in people with psoriasis. Ointment for problem skin contains a high amount of CBD oil and cold pressed hemp oil. Concentrated CBD oil formula with its powerful anti-inflammatory and autoimmune therapeutic effects works at the root level rather than just treating the problems superficially. 


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