Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that affects the skin, causing itchy and painful patches of red, scaly skin. It can be a debilitating condition, with many patients struggling to find effective treatments. However, low dose naltrexone (LDN) has shown promising results as a potential treatment for psoriasis.
What is Low Dose Naltrexone?
LDN is a medication that was originally used to treat addiction to opioids and alcohol. However, in recent years, it has gained attention for its potential to treat autoimmune conditions and chronic pain. LDN works by blocking the body’s opioid receptors, which can lead to an increase in the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. It comes in the form of a capsule, to be taken nightly, which patients claim to work wonders for various conditions and disorders.
LDN is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a common cause of many autoimmune conditions, including psoriasis.
Studies on Low Dose Naltrexone and Psoriasis
Studies have shown that LDN can be effective in treating psoriasis. In one case study, a 52-year-old woman with psoriasis was treated with LDN for six months. The patient reported a significant reduction in the severity of her psoriasis symptoms, including a reduction in the size of her psoriasis plaques and a decrease in redness and scaling. The patient also reported an improvement in her overall quality of life.
Another study examined the effects of LDN on psoriasis in a group of patients. The patients were treated with LDN for eight weeks, and their psoriasis symptoms were evaluated before and after treatment. The study found that LDN was effective in reducing the severity of psoriasis symptoms in all patients. The patients reported a reduction in redness, scaling, and itching, and an improvement in skin texture and overall quality of life.
Benefits of Low Dose Naltrexone for Psoriasis
One of the benefits of LDN is that it is relatively safe and has few side effects. Traditional psoriasis medications can be expensive, have unwanted side effects, and may not work for everyone. LDN, on the other hand, is non-addictive and does not cause any major health concerns, which makes it a safer and more sustainable option.
Another important aspect of LDN is that it does not cause drowsiness or cognitive impairment, unlike some traditional psoriasis medications. This means that individuals taking LDN can continue with their daily activities without any disruption.
While LDN has shown great potential in treating psoriasis, it is important to note that it is not a cure. It may not work for everyone, so it is important to speak with an expert or your trusted clinician before starting any new medication. A specialist at Bodyline can help determine if LDN is the right option for you and can monitor your progress to ensure that it is effective and safe.
How to Start Using Low Dose Naltrexone for Psoriasis
The first step in using LDN for psoriasis is to speak with a qualified medical professional to determine if it is the right treatment option for you. A specialist at Bodyline can help determine if LDN is the right option for you and can monitor your progress to ensure that it is effective and safe.
Once it has been determined that LDN is the right treatment option, we can provide consultations, prescriptions, and monthly reviews, as well as fortnightly support calls to ensure you are being looked after throughout your LDN journey. This will ensure you are supported and happy as you begin to see results and reduction in psoriasis symptoms.
Low dose naltrexone is a promising treatment for psoriasis that has the potential to improve the lives of millions of people. While more research is needed to fully understand its benefits, studies suggest that it may be a safer and more effective alternative to traditional psoriasis medications.If you are struggling with psoriasis and want to learn more about LDN, call Bodyline Medical Wellness Clinics today at 0800 995 6036 or fill in our online contact form for a call back.