Psoriasis is a condition that is suffered by many millions of people all
over the world, with various developed countries reporting incidence
rates that are remarkably similar.
For instance, in the USA, the reported rate of severe psoriasis is
somewhere between 2% and 3% of the population, whilst in Australia,
the condition affects around 2% of the population as well.
Furthermore, it is suggested in some quarters that up to 20% of the
population of the USA may have some form of psoriasis ranging from
the very mild to severe, and that perhaps as many as 4.5 million people
could be serious psoriasis sufferers.
On top of this, it is reported that there are 150,000 new cases of
psoriasis reported every year in the USA alone, so if it is assumed that
psoriasis is as prevalent in other countries as it is in the States, it
clearly represents a significant problem on a global scale.
For psoriasis sufferers, there is something of a ‘good news, bad news’
paradox with which most of these people have undoubtedly already
learned to live.
The good news is that, on the one hand, psoriasis is not a condition that
is life threatening (although it has been suggested that the condition
increases the risk of heart attack). Balanced against this however is the
fact that psoriasis can bring a great deal of misery to both sufferers and
their families, so it is not a condition that can be ignored.
Furthermore, because it can develop into something far more
unpleasant and painful, psoriasis is a condition that sufferers have to
As with any medical condition or complaint, there are many different
ways of treating or dealing with psoriasis, some of which are dependent
on pharmaceutical drugs whilst others are completely natural. And of
course, it almost always follows that treating any medical condition
naturally is the best way of doing things if such treatments are going to
be appropriate and effective.
The purpose of this book is to examine what psoriasis is and what
causes it in greater detail, before looking at the various different ways
of treating the condition.
Armed with this information, you should be in a position to consider and
decide whether using pharmaceutical drugs is a good idea for treating
your own psoriasis condition or whether using 100% natural methods of
treating your condition is a better idea.