What is Psoriasis?
In order to understand how to manage Psoriasis, it’s important to answer the question “What is Psoriasis?” Many people believe Psoriasis is simply a skin condition that causes red, itchy, flakey skin patches, but Psoriasis is more than just a skin condition. It is a chronic disease of the immune system and while the exact cause of the disease is unknown, it can be linked to genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and an imbalance within the immune system.
Psoriasis And The Immune System
Your immune system works to keep your body healthy by fighting off foreign intruders. Those who have Psoriasis have an overactive immune system in which the body attacks its own healthy cells. In response, more healthy cells are created at a faster rate to replenish the ones that were destroyed. The body struggles to shed the overproduction of cells, which causes a buildup of excess skin cells. This build up is seen on the external level as dry, red, flaky patches of skin.
Psoriasis And The Role of Hydration
Since our bodies are made up of 70% water, hydration plays a critical role in supporting a healthy and balanced immune system. The recommended intake of water is half our weight in ounces daily. This can be difficult for the average person who is balancing work, family, relationships, and self care. Luckily, there is an alternative!
The alternative is called hydration therapy and here at Vida-Flo we are experts in this method. We have developed the perfect balance of water, sodium, vital minerals, and electrolytes to ensure your body receives the complete hydration it needs to support your immune system.
Our clients feel noticeably energized after a 45 minute hydration therapy session and report sleeping better and feeling less stressed. These are great benefits for your overall wellness, specifically for your immune system. By providing hydration, you aid in the process of immune regulation and in turn decrease the overproduction of skin cells, which can minimize the external symptoms of Psoriasis.