Supermodel Cara Delevingne has been living with psoriasis for several years. Periodically, the disease recedes, but then returns again. Given the work of the girl, psoriasis could be a serious test. Kara was lucky that her career developed rapidly. Now she can afford not to hide red spots on her skin during fashion shows. And if necessary, make-up artists simply mask them. At the beginning of her career, the model recalls, some colleagues shunned her, believing that psoriasis was contagious (actually not). The steel character of the girl and, of course, good specialists came to the rescue. Delevingne also periodically suffers from panic attacks – both they and psoriasis in her case worsen under the influence of stress and worries. The fault is the close attention to the model, the interference of strangers in her private life, she herself believes.
Kim Kardashian had psoriasis at the age of 25. The girl was prescribed injections of cortisone and the rashes on her face receded for five whole years. Then the disease returned, the skin began to inflame all over the body. Kardashian was only diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis after years of treatment. The reality TV star and model has repeatedly shown red spots on her skin to her subscribers. Kim also managed to benefit here: her tonal products are able to mask even such skin imperfections. Kardashian decided not to hide her illness from the public. On the set, during the period of exacerbations, she immediately warns that the make-up artists will have to spend more time on her. And no one, as you know, is outraged.
What is the relationship between psoriasis and stress?
Psoriasis is a genetically determined skin disease. And stress is a significant and frequent (up to 40%) trigger (provocateur). Also, psoriasis often manifests or worsens after an infection (tonsillitis, sinusitis, enterocolitis, etc.), taking certain medications, or hormonal disruptions. Two main pathological processes play a role in the development of the disease: accelerated division of epidermal cells that do not have time to differentiate (mature), and immune inflammation of the skin, and sometimes synovial (articular) membranes.
Psoriasis can affect any part of the skin, but very often where the skin is traumatized (pressure, friction, scratching). This is called an isomorphic reaction, described by the German professor Heinrich Koebner as early as 1872. Typical localization of psoriasis – elbows, knees, front surface of the legs, lumbosacral region, scalp, nail plates. One of the severe, often disabling manifestations of psoriasis, is joint damage.
Today, the treatment of psoriasis is aimed at eliminating or reducing rashes, preventing the development of severe forms, taking into account the correction of identified trigger factors. However, there is no radical cure for pathology, unfortunately. But it is impossible to unequivocally answer the question of how long the therapy will take. In some cases, it is possible to achieve complete regression of psoriatic elements in a month, and sometimes treatment aimed at maintaining remission or stabilizing the pathological process continues for a number of years. How to understand that you have psoriasis? See a dermatologist if you have any unexplained skin rashes. The specialist will make the correct diagnosis.
Do I need a strict diet for psoriasis
Diet does not play a decisive role. But at the same time, there are foods that worsen the course of psoriasis (milk, flour, spicy and spicy dishes, alcohol) and improve skin condition (fish, fish oil, shark cartilage, linseed oil, oregano oil, milk thistle, turmeric, products, rich in folic acid, iron, zinc). In general, it is very important that patients with psoriasis monitor the state of digestion and prevent hepatic and gastroenterological pathologies.
What folk remedies can help
As for popular folk remedies, I would not recommend getting carried away with them, but advised you to contact a specialist – a dermatologist who uses drugs and non-drug methods with proven effectiveness in his work. Today, the main guidelines for medical practice (and not only in dermatology!) are federal clinical guidelines created by leading Russian scientists who summarized domestic and international experience in the treatment of diseases, including psoriasis. From folk remedies I can name tar, sulfur, urea, on the basis of which ointments, soaps, shampoos are made. These remedies have a rich history of being used to treat many skin conditions. And today they come out as active components of ready-made pharmaceutical medicinal and dermatocosmetic care forms. But before using them, you need to consult a doctor.
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