Psoriasis UVB Light – 60 days in – The Results
Phototherapy for psoriasis is nothing new. In fact, it’ sone of the oldest forms of treating psoriasis and dates back to early civilization when they would expose those affected to the sun.
Today, we’re lucky in the fact that we can find all kinds of products to treat ourselves at home. We can jump on Amazon and have it at the door in hours in some places!
Make sure you take a few minutes to watch this video. The results he gets in just two months is pretty impressive.psoriasis-news-storm-7
When you’re done, swing by my article Does UV Light Treatment Help Psoriasis – A Psoriasis Phototherapy Guide.
Living With Psoriasis: What It’s Really Like to Experience Psoriasis Symptoms
The potential “side” effects of psoriasis are often overlooked even by those of us with psoriasis, but we need to be more mindful of them. Psoriasis brings a whole host of other issues with it that need to be monitored.
I’ve run into many issues that I feel come from my psoriasis that my doctor just doesn’t believe is true. There have been several times that I needed to point her to the research in order to prove that I wasn’t crazy!
When you hear “psoriasis,” you probably think of red, irritated skin. And while that’s partially what it is, psoriasis goes much deeper than that. Psoriasis is actually a chronic condition that brings on many physical and emotional symptoms that don’t just have to do with a person’s skin.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s immune system sends “faulty signals” and causes skin cells to grow too quickly, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) explains. As a result, skin cells pile up on the skin surface, forming those characteristic psoriasis lesions.
People who suffer from psoriasis can have skin flare-ups that show up as red, scaly, and/or itchy patches—and they can surface anywhere on the body where there is skin (including the scalp, eyelids, elbows, knees, you name it). The condition is believed to caused by a combination of genetics and external factors, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Psoriasis Sufferers Find it Difficult to Get Close to Their Partners
There has probably been a time in most of our lives when our skin condition has interfered with our personal lives.
Luckily, we can often move past it by educating the people in our lives.
People suffering from psoriasis often find it difficult to form new relationships and maintain existing ones, due to lack of self-confidence and embarrassment. They constantly worry about the acceptance of their skin condition by their significant others. As per a global ‘Clear About Psoriasis’ Survey, 43 percent of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships, owing to the skin disease. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition which causes patches of raised, red, scaly skin that are usually painful and itchy.
Living with psoriasis can be difficult at times, both physically and emotionally. It can have a serious impact on relationships of all kinds, including family, friends, and romantic partners. Of the patients that admitted to the impact of psoriasis on their relationships, a staggering 50 percent avoided having intimate relationships and 33 percent felt that they were inadequate as a spouse or partner.
According to Dr. Soma Sarkar, Dermatologist and Medical Director, Skin Inn Clinic, Mumbai, ‘Many patients feel that psoriasis gets in the way of their relationships eventually impacting their self-esteem and confidence. Patients with untreated psoriasis tend to become reclusive. It is important to understand that psoriasis is not contagious but lack of knowledge makes it common for patients to shy away from social events and interactions. This further leads to social isolation. Knowledge about psoriasis will go a long way to create public empathy.’
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