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Living with Psoriasis: A Comprehensive Guide


August is World Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis is a long-lasting skin disease that causes itchy, dry, and painful red patches. While any part of your body can be affected, psoriasis plaques most often develop on the elbows, knees, scalp, back, palms, and feet.

Understanding Psoriasis Triggers

Psoriasis flare-ups can be triggered by various factors, including stress, cold weather, dry skin, upper respiratory infections, and smoking. Dietary choices also play a role, with certain foods and alcohol potentially influencing the severity of psoriasis symptoms.

Recognizing Signs and Symptoms

Psoriasis manifests in diverse ways, from small, dandruff-like scales to extensive eruptions covering large areas. Skin plaques may appear red on fair skin and purple on dark skin. Symptoms include raised, scaly plaques and dry or cracked skin that may bleed.

Harnessing the Power of Diet for Psoriasis Management

While diet alone cannot cure psoriasis, it can significantly impact symptom management. Research suggests that specific foods can worsen or alleviate psoriasis symptoms. Adopting a psoriasis-friendly diet, rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin C from sources like oranges and berries, may lead to fewer flare-ups and reduced inflammation. Conversely, avoiding red meat, cheese, fried and processed foods is advisable.

Strategies for Psoriasis Flare Management

Combat stress, a known trigger for psoriasis, through relaxation techniques. Adequate Vitamin D levels are protective, so ensure exposure to sunlight or consider supplements. Individualized care is essential, and maintaining a psoriasis-friendly lifestyle requires patience.

The Crucial Role of Hydration

Proper hydration is pivotal for overall health and significantly influences psoriasis control. Ample water intake supports the immune system, detoxification, and skin suppleness. Hydrating foods such as watermelon, cucumbers, and herbal teas complement water consumption.

Embracing Your Unique Journey

Psoriasis management is unique to each individual. Be patient, allowing time to discover what works best for you. Transform Your Skin with Expert Care! Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Sanchit Talwar at Talwar Skin Clinic in Chandigarh or Skin Rejuv in Ludhiana. Experience Personalized Psoriasis Solutions for Lasting Relief. Your Journey to Healthy Skin Starts Here!

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1104, Sector 34C Rd,

Sector 34C, Sector 34,

Chandigarh, 160022

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Monday to Saturday

10:30 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday - Closed.

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Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday

10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday - Closed.