• In one study, 3 out of every 4 people with psoriasis felt that their condition had a negative impact on their quality of life. Since psoriasis and its skin lesions are visible to others, it's to be expected that you might feel stress or some degree of social stigma, or even have poor self-esteem.

  • People with psoriasis report that their condition severely disrupts their day-to-day interactions with family, friends, and co-workers. While life with psoriasis can be tough, you don't have to let it stop you from building and strengthening your relationships with the people you care about. Here are some tips for maintaining healthy relationships while living with psoriasis: Build a support network.

  • Psoriasis triggers are things or situations that cause symptoms to occur or that worsen existing symptoms (called a flare-up). Sometimes, triggers can even lead to the development of psoriasis and the first occurrence. Psoriasis triggers include skin injury such as sunburn, infection, stress, cold weather, certain medications, alcohol, and smoking.

  • Healthy living with psoriasis is possible. Living healthy with psoriasis involves: eating healthy staying physically active to help you feel better and healthier avoiding your psoriasis triggers finding ways to deal with the impact of psoriasis finding a support network that you can turn to for help You should also learn to care for your skin and nails.

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