What is psoriasis of the liver?
Psoriasis is a disease that affects the whole body, and the treatment is as varied as the disease. There are five types of psoriasis commonly found such as plaque, guatte, erythrodermic, pustular, and inverse psoriasis. The cause is not fully understood, but it is believed to have a genetic component, but only 2 to 3 percent of the estimated 10 percent of people with genetic markers develop psoriasis. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle. Cells usually mature and fall of the body within a month. Psoriatic skin cells however, mature at a much more rapid pace usually only 3-4 days. And instead of falling off, these skin cells accumulate and form red, flaking skin patches and lesions. Skin lesions typically are created because the skin cells in the area are growing too rapidly and are shedding quickly enough.These skin conditions can be treated with topical or oral medication. Psoriasis of the liver is thought to occur when the liver is unable to adequately clean waste from the body. The liver is the largest solid organ in the body and is considered to be a gland because of the many functions, like making and secreting bile. There is little evidence linking psoriasis to liver damage. Among those who do consider it a trigger, it is suggested that you cleanse the body with vitamins and natural food therapy. However, with any change in diet it is wise to consult with your doctor. But, since a person with psoriasis is at risk for other serious conditions as well, such as heart disease, healthy eating habits and a good exercise regimen are often recommended
The most sufficient type of liver damage is cirrhosis. This is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue and regenerative modules, leading to loss of liver function. Most commonlycaused by alcoholism, hepatitis b and c, and fatty liver disease, but has many other possible causes. The most common complication of cirrhosis, and is associated with poor quality of life, increased infection, and a poor long term outcome. Generally irreversible is irreversible and treatment usually focuses on progression and complication. In advanced stages the only option is liver transplant.
Psoriasis will not kill you but there also is not a cure available either. Remember liver disease is any disturbance of liver function that causes illness. Loss of proper function is will cause significant damage to the body. Live well, eat well, and be well.