Many people with psoriasis believe that stress
can often aggravate their condition or cause a flare-up and it is well-documented that stress can also trigger psoriasis in the first place.
Everyone experiences and reacts to stressful events in different ways and what one person finds exasperating, someone else will happily take in their stride.
Don't be afraid to talk to your doctor about any stress or anxiety you may be experiencing.
Some people with psoriasis can also get weighed down and stressed out with what they think is a relentless treatment regime that could also prevent them from getting their psoriasis under control. If you believe that stress is a factor in your psoriasis, you should speak to your doctor, but you should also find ways to help you relax and stay positive. Regular exercise, sleeping well and activities like pilates, yoga and tai chi may all help you to keep calm and reduce stress levels, which may also help to keep your psoriasis in check.
Don't be afraid to talk to your doctor about any stress or anxiety you may be experiencing. They will be able to help you with a range of stress management techniques and can suggest activities that you can use in order to keep stress levels under control.
UK/IE 2013b/00075, Date of prep: April 2015