How to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis?

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Psoriasis varies  in severity from person to person. It can be triggered by various factors, such as stress, smoking, drinking alcohol, or some medications. The same factors may contribute to the development of psoriasis flare-ups.

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In order to effectively manage psoriasis, it is very important to follow your doctor’s advice. A healthy life style: well balanced diet, regular physical activity, and getting enough sleep can lessen the chances of a flare-up. Patients are also advised to wear clothes made of delicate fabrics to avoid skin irritation.

 

What are the complications of psoriasis?

If untreated, psoriasis ultimately causes serious health problems and internal organ damage. The most serious psoriasis-related health conditions include changes in joints (psoriatic arthritis) and cardiovascular disease. In addition, people with psoriasis are exposed to an increased risk of developing diabetes.

However, the effects of psoriasis are much deeper; patients end up literally and figuratively alienated and detached. The appearance of scaly psoriasis patches makes patients feel stigmatized and socially excluded; unless they are offered help, people affected by psoriasis can become psychosocially impaired.

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