Psoriasis Treatment in Adults | How to Get Rid of Psoriasis

Other lifestyle modifications

Besides medical treatment, patients with psoriasis can also benefit from various lifestyle modifications, such as increasing physical activity if that’s possible, receiving natural sunlight to increase vitamin D synthesis, controlling their weight, developing different ways to cope with stress, and quitting tobacco smoke.

Increasing physical activity is beneficial in patients who do not have any mobility problems and those without concomitant arthritis. Living a more active lifestyle will improve the immune response and reduce the extent and severity of the damage.

Receiving natural sunlight is another important factor. Sunlight is the best way to produce vitamin D and has an anti-inflammatory effect. For people with psoriasis, vitamin D may also be helpful, especially when combined with topical therapy.

Controlling the weight is important. Excess weight will worsen the condition of the skin. Obesity is known to be a long-term or chronic inflammatory state. The fatty tissue produces inflammatory cytokines and can worsen psoriasis and many other skin conditions.

Patients who are stressed should take time out from work to relax and find a new way to cope with the situation. Stress and anxiety are often triggers of psoriasis flare-ups. Thus, coping with stress through techniques like mindfulness and meditation can have a lasting effect in how frequently patients experience a flare-up.

Quitting tobacco will help prevent inflammation of the lungs and other tissues, including the skin. It is a recommendation for patients with psoriasis because it has been proven to reduce symptoms and the severity of the flare-ups.