Psoriasis is one of those conditions that if you suffer from it, it is something that you're told you have to live with. But that’s not necessarily the case.
Psoriasis like many skin conditions is multi factorial meaning that there’s no one known cause which often makes it harder to treat. This does mean that more often than not, then steroids, lotions and creams are prescribed to treat the symptoms of psoriasis.
Changes in stool frequency and consistency can have a lockdown effect on our overall health, driven by and driving and perpetuating digestive disorders in a self-feeding cycle, where poor digestive capabilities increase stress and inflammation, and inflammation and stress suppress digestive processes.
If you are taking drugs that suppress stomach acid production (e.g., omeprazole and PPIs), it is very likely that your digestion is not optimal and the cause of bloating, flatulence and constipation. It may be important to address the causes of heartburn and GERD to re-establish normal stomach function and reduce the sensation of burning due to low-stomach acid (NOT excessive stomach acid production).
A quick insight into the digestive system
Digestion involves the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food into smaller components that can be more easily absorbed and assimilated by the body. A host of digestive organs work in harmony (including the digestive tract, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder) to ensure that we are able to extract the nutrients from food to power the demands of the body. Once food has been efficiently digested, it needs to be absorbed into systemic circulation.
Gut function, introduction
The gut is an adaptive interface, an important part of the digestive system which separates the outside world from our internal world: a tube with two endings. The mouth at one end and the anus at the other. The inside of the tube may, in fact, be considered external to the body, because the influence of the outside environment can be felt inside this tube.
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