Managing Stress Levels Is An Important Psoriasis Treatment

Dr. Purushothaman
January 17, 2014


This currently incurable chronic skin results from abnormal cell production that causes skin to regenerate at the excessively faster rate of three to four days and not the usual 28 to 35 day period which leads to skin cells piling up on top of each other resulting in thick skin plaques. The exact cause for this condition remain unknown however, there are many triggers for this condition including stress. Proper stress management is one of the most important home remedies for psoriasis.
Impact Of Stress On Health
Various situations can lead to an increase in stress. Stress can result from problems dealing with work situations or the demands of a job, money worries, worries about children or parents, social problems, emotional issues, etc. When stress is not properly managed with effective tools and resources and remains over a prolonged period, it can impact a person's health negatively.
Stress can be detrimental to the body's major systems such as the heart. When under a lot of stress, an individual can report having an increased heart rate which can elevate blood pressure as well. If this impact on the heart is prolonged, it can lead to various heart problems including cardiac arrest, stroke and high blood pressure.
Other areas of the body that can be impacted include the digestive system and individuals under stress can start to experience constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, ulcers, dry mouth and throat, etc. In addition, insomnia can become an issue, or other sleeping problems. There may be tightness in the jaw, neck, chest as well as the muscles in the back.
Stress over a prolonged period of time can also affect the skin and not only lead to psoriasis flare-ups but can also lead to eczema and acne through the overproduction of adrenaline and testosterone which negatively impacts the skin. Adult acne especially in women has its roots in the level of stress and individual is under.
Stress can also lead to emotional eating which usually involves the consumption of excessive amounts of bad calories that also impacts the health when problems with obesity become an issue. Other bad behaviors that can be the result of being under a lot of stress include aggressive behavior, alcohol consumption, increased smoking habits, drug use, etc. As you can see, stress can lead to a vicious cycle that can be hard to break to the detriment of ones health is more ways than one.
Stress Management Is One of The Most Important Home Remedies For Psoriasis
Once you have determined that stress is a major trigger for your psoriasis flare-ups, you will find that there are ways that you can reduce or eliminate stress. In order to reduce stress, you will need to recognize that every one deals with stress to some extent and you just need to learn to relax. In order to reduce stress;

Start with physical exercise. Exercise has important stress reduction properties that will not only help you reduce stress but eliminate it as well. You can start as simply as taking a walk around the block. Yoga, reflexology, rollerblading, etc, are all great ways to reduce stress.

Relax by implementing meditation, various breathing exercises, music therapy, etc, in order to relax your body and your mind. Aromatherapy is also one of the best home remedies for psoriasis using various essential oils that contain relaxing properties such as lavender essential oil, German chamomile essential oil, etc. An aromatherapy bath using a few drops of relaxing essential oils is a great way to relax at the end of the day and keep stress at bay.

Herbal teas and supplements are also a great way to help you relax.

Massage can also be very relaxing and help to eradicate stress. Using various relaxing and healing essential oils for massage can be an effective way with which to combat stress and is one of the best home remedies for psoriasis which will prevent psoriasis flare-ups.


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