Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases. Over many years of research, scientists came to the conclusion that the development and course of psoriasis depends on the patient. How to reduce the likelihood of psoriasis? How to ensure that its deterioration has occurred as rarely as possible?
How to reduce the risk of developing psoriasis and to mitigate the effects of
Psoriasis is a disease that is manifested by the appearance on the skin dry red spots covered with thick scaly rind and silver colors, which merge to form plaques. In such autoimmune diseases there is excessive activation of the immune system.+
While releasing large amounts of inflammatory substances that cause inflammation. Psoriasis is inherent to a chronic course with periodic exacerbations that provoke adverse factors such as stress, Smoking, alcohol abuse, etc.+
1. Stress management for psoriasis
Stress as a factor in the development of psoriasis is especially common among women. There are many methods of dealing with stress.+
Look at some of them:
- Deep diaphragmatic breathing. Inhale deeply through your nose, exhale through the mouth slowly, inflating the stomach so that it rose and fell with each inhalation and exhalation. The chest remains motionless. The body recognizes the deep and steady breathing as a signal for relaxation.
- Physical activity improves mood, reduces anxiety and normalizes sleep. Physical activity should be at least in the form of regular morning exercise for 15-20 minutes, or daily walks. People with the highest physical activity is much below the risk of developing psoriasis or its relapses.
- Contact your therapist or become a member of the program on stress management to learn how to cope with stress in more efficient ways. A popular method in psychological practice in this situation is the method of cognitive-behavioral therapy, aimed at the analysis and correction of the judgment and behavior of a person.
2. Alcohol and psoriasis
The frequency of diagnosis of psoriasis in people who abuse alcohol is higher than the prevalence among non-drinking population. Thus, among patients with psoriasis the percentage of patients who regularly abused alcohol, is about 60%. Alcohol can interact with certain drugs, thereby reducing their therapeutic effect.+
And, therefore, the use of alcohol by patients with psoriasis reduces the effectiveness of treatment and therefore the disease they have more severe. Greatly reduces the period of remission. People suffering from psoriasis that contraindicated alcohol consumption, even in small doses.+
How to quit drinking
First of all, avoid things that can trigger alcohol use in particular situations in which you will be hard to resist the temptation to drink. If you were still in such, here are some possible ways of behavior under these circumstances:+
- Try to distract. You can just call someone or send SMS to watch a video online. Take a walk, breathe deeply a few minutes to relieve the tension.
- Remember the reasonsthat you don’t want to drink. Write them on the card and always carry it with you so if necessary you can browse.
- Talk to your close friendwhen you feel a strong temptation to drink. Talk to him again about the reasons that may deter you from alcohol abuse.
3. Psoriasis and Smoking
Smoking greatly increases the risk of development and exacerbation of psoriasis. According to studies, 20% of patients the onset of the disease occurred on the background of systematic Smoking. The substances present in cigarette smoke negatively affect the immune system. Also as a result of violation of microcirculation of the blood, disturbed nutrition of the skin. It induces the growth of skin cells that eventually leads to psoriasis.+
Smoking impedes the achievement of stable remission, worsens the health of patients, aggravates the symptoms of psoriasis, their intensity increases. The more a person smokes, the higher the risk of developing psoriasis. Here are some statistics that prove conclusively the relationship between Smoking and development of psoriasis:+
- Smokers have twice the risk of developing psoriasis compared with non-smokers
- Women smokers are more susceptible to this disease compared with Smoking men
- Smoking increases the risk of developing this form of psoriasis as palmoplantar pustules (psoriasis on the hands and feet)
- Women who smoke 20 cigarettes a day, the risk of getting psoriasis is 2.5 times more than non-smokers
- Men who smoke 20 cigarettes a day, the risk of developing the psoriasis is 1.7 times higher than non-smokers men
- About 78% of patients with long-term remission occurs, do not smoke
Dermatologists advise psoriasis patients to completely give up cigarettes.+
From the above we see that the impact of any negative factors instantly manifested exacerbation of psoriasis. Try to lead a healthy lifestyle, avoid alcohol abuse, quit Smoking, minimize stress. A healthy way of life relevant to patients with psoriasis more than for many others.