Throughout the year, Health Central provided you with great information about living well with psoriasis. The following are 10 must-read posts from 2017.
How to Find a Better Psoriasis Treatment Millions of people with psoriasis aren’t happy with their current treatment. Although psoriasis is a chronic condition and there isn’t a cure, it can be managed. Today there are different treatment options that are much more effective than what was around 10 or 20 years ago. Biologic treatments are one relatively new option. Your doctor can discuss the different types of treatment and work with you to find the one that is best.
Intimacy and Psoriasis: Overcoming Fears Many people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis say that their disease interferes with their love life, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. It’s no wonder that relationships bring about feelings of anxiety for those living with psoriasis. Find out what you can do to conquer your fears and enjoy your relationship despite your psoriasis.
Is Getting a Tattoo Safe When You Have Psoriasis? Many people with psoriasis experience what is called the Koebner phenomenon, where plaques appear at the site of a skin injury. Because of this, you might be afraid to get a tattoo. Fortunately, the majority of people who get a tattoo will not experience this.
Can Marijuana Help Psoriasis? A number of studies in recent years have shown that creams and lotions made from cannabinoids, the active ingredient in marijuana, can help relieve the itch and inflammation of psoriasis plaques. Talk to your doctor about the potential benefits if you live in a state where medicinal marijuana is legal.
10 Strategies for Staying Active With Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Adding exercise into your daily routine is important when you have psoriasis. Not only does it relieve stress, but it can help you minimize the chances of developing cardiovascular disease, which is common in people with psoriasis. Read through these strategies to help you add a fitness plan to your daily life.
4 Ways to Be a Great Advocate for Your Condition When you have a chronic condition, such as psoriasis, you often want to find ways to reach out and help others within your community and to help raise awareness. Alisha Bridges provides four great ways to start advocating for yourself and others.
Living With Psoriasis: Memo to Me If you could give advice to your younger self, what would it be? Watch videos of people living with psoriasis sharing what they have learned.
12 Things You Need to Know About Psoriasis Whether you have psoriasis or know someone who does, it’s important to be knowledgeable about this complex and chronic medical condition.
Can Fire Ants Tame Psoriasis? By accident, one woman found out that the bite of fire ants helped reduce the symptoms of psoriasis. Now researchers are experimenting with creating a synthetic version of the venom to help relieve psoriasis symptoms.
9 Psoriasis Role Models You Should Know Connecting with other people who understand is an important part of learning to live life to its fullest with psoriasis. Meet nine inspiring people in our psoriasis community.
Eileen Bailey is a freelance health writer. She is the author of What Went Right: Reframe Your Thinking for a Happier Now, Idiot’s Guide to Adult ADHD, Idiot’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love, and Essential Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. She can be found on Twitter @eileenmbailey and on Facebook at eileenmbailey.