Numerous medical studies have shown that there is a strong relationship between stress and psoriasis. This skin condition gives rise to stress and stress acts as a triggering factor for psoriasis. This vicious circle aggravates the issue. If steps to break this cycle are adopted, the condition can be brought under control.
How psoriasis causes stress ? • A psoriasis patient becomes self conscious about lesions and patches on skin. • He or she gets stressed when people react to these lesions. • Sometimes carrying out their daily routine becomes painful due to bleeding sores. • Increased psoriatic lesions may demoralize an individual. • Cost involved in treatment may be high. • Psoriasis patients may get depressed if treatments do not yield expected results.
How stress increases psoriasis ? • Stress is a triggering factor for psoriasis. • Dermatological studies show that level of cortisol hormone drops during the phase when symptoms of psoriasis reduce. And also studies have shown that stress releases cortisol.
Tips to break stress-psoriasis cycle: • Practice Yoga and meditation.These are very effective relaxation therapies. • Exercise regularly.This is the best stress buster. • Join a support group who motivates you to overcome stress. • Practice deep breathing exercises (pranayama). • Get a massage to whole body. Use a herbal oil which helps to sooth the affected areas. • Indulge in your favorite hobbies.Hobbies keep you engaged and reduce stress level. • Take a break from regular work to visit friends or places you like.