Eating a healthy and balanced diet has benefits for everyone. If one has psoriasis, the benefits of healthy eating include:
Various triggers can cause psoriasis to flare-up. In psoriasis, reducing triggers and avoiding flare-ups becomes essential.
These triggers may include bad weather, additional stress, and some food items.
Here are some food items that are most likely to trigger a flare-up and some other food items that may be helpful to reduce a flare-up.
It's best to reach out to physician or nutritionist for more information on suitable diet changes that can be made to manage psoriasis.
Everyone benefits from healthy habits, but healthy habits are of utmost importance if one has psoriasis
For psoriasis patients, quitting smoking may:
Limiting alcohol in a person with psoriasis can have numerous benefits.
On achieving weight loss, a previously failed medicine may be likely to work better in patients who were overweight/ obese.
In case of severe psoriasis, the dermatologist may recommend one to visit an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) once or twice a year to detect eye problems early, if any.
Psoriasis is a lifelong condition. A dermatologist can help:
Working out regularly may reduce some negative effects of psoriasis by:
Here are a few tips to keep in mind as one adds exercise to their daily routine:
Don’t dive into vigorous exercise on the first day itself
Focus on the little things
Take stairs instead of elevators
Exercise with a friend
This is a great way to keep going and stay on track
This is especially important for psoriasis patients. Dry, itchy psoriasis skin needs to be hydrated at all times
Wear cotton clothes while exercising as these are comfortable and make one feel more confident
If there is pain while exercising, tell the dermatologist. One may have to make some changes that can help prevent the pain while working out.
Psoriasis does not have to interfere with one's work productivity. Here are several ways one can maximize their professional life while living with psoriasis:
Psoriasis can complicate travel plans and possibly derail them. Here are a few things that can be done to pave the way for a successful trip:
It is the best way to get rid of the itch and the discomfort that accompanies psoriasis
to 5 -15 minutes as higher bath time can increase the dryness and irritation
Moisturize the skin using topical ointments, including salicylic acid. Moisturizing helps reduce itching and redness and helps in healing
WAYS TO RELIEVE
To get rid of the itch
To get appropriate treatment and advice
Reduce shower time to 5-15 mins and not more than that as long shower can cause skin dryness worsening psoriasis
As heat can aggravate the itch
As heat can aggravate the itch
This will make the nerves under the skin numb and prevent one experiencing itch
These bathing tips can be useful to help heal dry skin and prevent its return while having psoriasis:
Living with psoriasis and feeling self-conscious about the external appearance of the body is common. However, one must not let psoriasis control their life. Here are some helpful tips to boost self-confidence when coping with psoriasis:
Ignore the judgemental attitude of others around
Keep a positive outlook
Maintain an active lifestyle for physical as well as mental health
Wear what feels good and comfortable
Step out of the comfort zone