The impact of stress on Psoriasis

New Delhi (India), June 22: It is well known that stress activates the immune system and causes inflammatory responses in the body. It may worsen psoriasis symptoms, creating flare-ups and making the condition more difficult to control. Stress is a common cause of psoriasis flares that can also aggravate itching. As a result, stress management is an especially crucial ability for persons with psoriasis. According to the National Centre of Biotechnology Information, 31-88% of patients indicate stress as a trigger for their psoriasis. Psoriasis represents a persistent inflammatory illness that causes red, scaly areas on the top surface of your skin; there is evidence that stress may contribute to its progression and aggravation.

Medicines that inhibit immunity are frequently used for treating psoriasis. Stress, on the other hand, might counteract the benefits of these medications, making them less effective.

Stress has been shown to have a substantial impact on psoriasis. While it is difficult to eradicate stress entirely from a person’s life, there are ways to manage stress and lessen its impact on psoriasis. Mindfulness practices, exercise, relaxation techniques, and seeking help from a mental health professional are among the examples.

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Psoriasis

Stress can induce an increase in inflammation throughout the body, triggering psoriasis flares, as well as an overproduction of skin cells, resulting in the thick, scaly patches of skin that are characteristic of psoriasis.

Stress can cause an increase in nerve sensitivity, which can make psoriasis symptoms feel more intense. Psoriatic arthritis, a type of arthritis that can develop in people with psoriasis, can be triggered by stress and can cause joint pain and swelling. Stress can cause fatigue and exhaustion, which can make it more difficult to manage psoriasis symptoms.

Psoriasis is usually diagnosed based on a physical examination of the affected skin, a review of medical history, and sometimes a skin biopsy. However, it can be difficult to definitively diagnose psoriasis due to stress, as the symptoms can be similar to those of other types of psoriasis or skin conditions.

Homeopathic treatment of Psoriasis due to stress

Homeopathy is a proven science that helps in the treatment of psoriasis. It provides effective and long-lasting results without any possibility of side effects.  As stated in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (JEADV), psoriasis patients who received homeopathic treatment saw substantial improvements in their quality of life (QOL) and a reduction in their psoriasis symptoms. 

Homeopathy is cost-effective and follows a holistic approach to treatment that treats the patient’s condition by getting to the root cause of the ailment. Our team of top skin doctors takes a patient’s physical and psychological well-being into consideration. Homeopathy doctors, too, conduct in-depth sessions to understand the patient’s condition better.  

Mezereumfor scalp, Kali Ars is used to reduce redness and itching of the skin.

Natrum Muriaticum 200 is the best medicine to cure Psoriasis which occurs after emotional upset. It is helpful for the patient who suffers from dry psoriatic patches, mostly on the scalp, hairy margin, behind the ears, bends of joints, and most of the exposed areas of skin.

Homeopathic medicines are to be taken in 30 C, 4 pills twice a day – till symptoms subside.

SKIN TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGE AT DR BATRA’S

A Wood’s lamp is a medical instrument that doctors use to look for skin abnormalities in the skin that are not visible to the naked eye. The lamp generates long-wave UV light, which assists your doctor in diagnosing your skin condition and, in some situations determining the source of your skin disease.

Derma Heal is another procedure that has revolutionized skin care. A ground-breaking skincare therapy that combines the benefits of UVB light rays and homeopathy to treat skin disorders safely and organically.

The scope of Homeopathic treatment extends beyond the physical symptoms and corrects the root cause of Psoriasis, thereby giving long-lasting results.  It helps to bring back the deranged immunity to normal. This results in better management of psoriasis and also controls the further progression of the disease. 

It is advisable to take guidance from a healthcare expert for the treatment of Psoriasis.

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By Akhil Kumar