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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Psoriasis

DESCRIPTION

A disorder of the Skin, psoriasis is occasionally acute but usually chronic and recurrent. The characteristic lesion is a scaly red or "mother-of-pearl" patch, appearing anywhere on the body. Psoriasis may occur singly or in numerous patches that cover most of the Skin (scalp, arms, legs and back).

Fatty foods and slow elimination have been implicated as a possible cause. Treatment is directed to the symptoms and may include the application of ointments, exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet light, and x-ray therapy.

HERBS

Sarsaparilla (6)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Evening Primrose Oil (1)
Fish Oil (2)
Vitamin A (3)
Selenium (4)
Vitamin D (5)

REFERENCES

1. Ziboh V. Implications of dietary oils and polyunsaturated fatty acids in the management of cutaneous disorders. Arch Dermatol 1989; 125(2):241-5.
2. Bittiner SB, Tucker WFG, Cartwright I, Bleehen SS. A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial of Fish Oil in psoriasis. Lancet 1988;i:378-80.
3. Gross P, et al. The treatment of psoriasis as a disturbance of lipid metabolism. NY State J Med 1950; 50:2683-86.
4. Broglund E and Enhamre A. Treatment of psoriasis with topical Selenium sulphide. Letter, Br J Dermatol 198117(5):665-6.
5. Staberg B, et al. Abnormal Vitamin D metabolism in patients with psoriasis. Acta Dermatol Venerol 1987; (Stockh) 67:65-68.
6. Lithell H, et al. A fasting and vegetarian diet treatment trial in chronic inflammatory disorders. Acta Derm Venererol 1983; (Stockh) 63:397-403.