Treatment of psoriasis in sanatoriums

No matter how thirsty psoriasis patients once and for all get rid of this skin disease – it is impossible to cure psoriasis. But! It is impossible to escape from relapses of psoriasis, manifested in one form or another. And to minimize their likelihood, there is a wonderful way, proven for hundreds of years – the treatment of psoriasis in sanatoriums . Oddly enough, but it is sanatorium treatment that turns out to be much more effective than outpatient or inpatient treatment. What is the secret of this method? 

Benefits of spa treatment

It must be said that all kinds of chronic skin diseases have been treated in sanatoriums in different countries for a very long time. And the main role in sanatorium treatment is assigned, of course, to natural factors and a favorable environment that is created in the sanatorium. In addition, the reason for the speedy recovery of patients is simply a change in climate, as a result of which all the protective functions of the body are activated.

To this are added a special diet, which is much easier for patients to maintain than in a familiar, home environment, positive emotions that a person experiences while in the resort and sanatorium area, a complex of therapeutic and prophylactic procedures aimed at strengthening the general health of the patient and at the speedy elimination of any symptoms of the disease. Treatment of psoriasis in sanatoriums is carried out with the help of the sun, clean air, salty sea water, healing mud, herbal medicine, physiotherapy procedures – doesn’t it look much more attractive than swallowing handfuls of tablets and constantly applying medicinal (sometimes very painful and unpleasant) to the affected skin areas compresses?  

That is why all psoriasis patients are strongly advised to undergo treatment at least once a year in sanatoriums and resorts. However, before buying a ticket to one of these institutions, it is imperative to consult with your doctor, because with certain types of disease, as well as during periods of exacerbation of psoriasis, climatotherapy can not only fail to give a positive result of treatment, but also greatly worsen the patient’s condition.

Spa treatment methods

1. Heliotherapy. The sun’s rays of the ultraviolet spectrum of radiation have the most beneficial effect on the skin, which triggers photochemical reactions, during which the mitotic activity of skin cells is noticeably reduced. The difference between heliotherapy and intensive UV therapy lies in the weaker irradiation of the epidermis, which enhances the biosynthesis of colloids in the skin tissues, stimulates the growth and regeneration of epidermal cells, without causing dystrophic changes in the skin cells.

In addition, heliotherapy has a beneficial effect on metabolic processes in the human body, strengthens the immune system, and improves the general condition of the patient.

2. Aerotherapy and thalassotherapy, as treatments for psoriasis in sanatoriums, are usually used in combination with heliotherapy. Due to prolonged exposure to fresh air and swimming in salty seawater, the patient’s body resistance to adverse external influences increases, the neurovascular reactions of the body are stabilized, and the internal mechanisms of thermoregulation are trained.  

3. Balneotherapy. Applications, smears and baths with therapeutic mud, which include a huge amount of mineral compounds, organic acids and other useful substances, have an excellent effect not only on the skin of patients with psoriasis, but also on many internal organs. Such procedures can significantly improve human health, enhance the protective functions of his body, get rid of many diseases associated with psoriasis.

Hydrogen sulfide iodine- bromine, alkaline, siliceous and radon baths with therapeutic mud normalize the dynamics of neurohumoral and neuro-reflex processes, promote the speedy restoration of the structure of the epidermis and stabilize all functions of the skin.

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