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Psoriasis – Lifestyle Recommendations

February 26, 2021
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"Are there any lifestyle recommendations which might be helpful for patients with psoriasis? Yes. There are actually lifestyle recommendations that are useful or helpful for patients with psoriasis, including dietary changes, lifestyle changes such as decreased alcohol intake and skincare. Everyone can benefit from healthy habits, such as exercising and not smoking. However, if you have psoriasis, healthy habits have some extra benefits. Quitting smoking is very helpful as it shows a reduced risk of developing disease of the heart, blood vessels, liver and gums, decreased chance of developing autoimmune disease like Crohn's, less psoriasis flares, less palmoplantar psoriasis, and increased remissions or periods with no flares or little flares in psoriasis. Limiting alcohol is also important. Researchers have shown that there are several benefits to limiting alcohol if you have psoriasis. These include decreased psoriasis because treatment becomes more effective, increased remissions or reduced risk of developing psoriatic arthritis in woman and fatty liver disease, and a decreased risk of liver damage from psoriasis medications. Maintaining a healthy weight is also really important for psoriasis patients. If you're overweight, losing weight can reduce psoriasis flares, decrease the need for psoriasis medications, improve how well your psoriasis treatment works, decrease your risk of developing diseases associated with psoriasis, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, fatty liver disease and diabetes. Eating a healthy balanced diet is also really important. It can improve your health and help you feel better. It can also reduce your risk of developing diseases like to psoriasis, such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Exercise can also be helpful for psoriasis patients. While it might seem impractical, if you have psoriasis, working out can help reduce psoriasis negative effects by helping you lose or maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of developing disease, linked to psoriasis including fatty liver disease and heart disease, reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. Getting screened for related diseases to psoriasis can also help you, because it can help find disease early when it can be cured or managed successfully. It can also help you take steps to reduce the effects that the related disease can have on your quality of life. It can also allow you to use a psoriasis treatment that can help reduce the effects of related disease. For example, some biologics that treat psoriasis can also help reduce the risk of developing a heart attack. And lastly, it's important to see your dermatologist and keep your appointments up to date. Psoriasis usually tends to be lifelong. Dermatologists understand this condition and how to treat it appropriately. They can help you find the treatment that's right for you, control psoriasis, which can prevent it from worsening, and improve your quality of life. They can also assess your risk of developing related diseases and tell you when to get screenings for these diseases. It's helpful to find symptoms of psoriatic arthritis early so that you can begin treatment. The impact that psoriasis have on your life can be very significant. So making healthy lifestyle choices early helps to reduce this impact."

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