What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a persistent skin condition characterized by the rapid buildup of skin cells, resulting in thick, red, and scaly patches. This immune-mediated disease can affect various body parts, including the skin, joints, and nails.
The precise cause of psoriasis is not fully understood, but it is thought to stem from a combination of genetic, immune system, and environmental factors. Common triggers include stress, infections, diet, certain medications, and skin injuries.
Treatment Options:Medical Treatments:
Psoriasis and Diet:While there is no specific psoriasis diet, certain dietary changes may help manage symptoms:
Psoriasis is a complex skin condition influenced by a variety of factors. While the precise cause remains unclear, certain triggers can exacerbate psoriasis symptoms or lead to flare-ups. Identifying and managing these triggers is crucial for individuals seeking to minimize the impact of psoriasis on their skin. Here are other common triggers that are associated with psoriasis:
Understanding these triggers empowers individuals with psoriasis to make informed lifestyle choices and work closely with healthcare providers to manage and minimize the impact of the condition on their daily lives.
How to Find your Psoriasis Triggers:
A daily food, mood and symptom diary will plot the relationship between foods and your skin and mood. It is an excellent daily habit of health reflection that provides a valuable data set. Choose one of our free downloadable charts or learn how and why to create and use yours here:
It is crucial to consult with a dermatologist or healthcare provider to develop a personalized treatment plan based on the severity and type of psoriasis. They can guide you on appropriate medications, lifestyle changes, and coping strategies.
Remember, managing psoriasis is a lifestyle, with the right approach and collaborative effort between healthcare providers and individuals, it is possible to lead a fulfilling and comfortable life.
Ba Health Science - Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Naturopath.
Shairin is a Naturopath and Usui Reiki Master/Teacher with a Bachelor of Health Science in (Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Medical Systems).