Living with Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic skin condition that affects 2% of the population. Although there is currently no cure for psoriasis, many effective treatments are available. We are proud to be home to the first complete psoriasis facility for advanced psoriasis clinical research in New Jersey. Receiving a psoriasis diagnosis can be scary and stressful, so we’ve provided you with some guidelines for how to move on from the diagnosis.
- Healthy diet & exercise. After receiving a psoriasis diagnosis, it is extremely important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The National Psoriasis Foundation discovered that obese psoriasis patients are more likely to suffer from a severe case. A tip is to start keeping a food diary to track what you are eating. If you find out that you aren’t eating as healthy as you should be, try to slowly incorporate healthier alternatives.
- Maintain low stress levels. Stress is a trigger for a psoriasis flare; to keep it at bay you should identify what exactly is stressing you out. Afterwards, you should come up with a plan of action to reduce the stressors’ impact. Try to include yoga, meditation, and deep-breathing exercises to maintain low stress levels.
- Create a treatment plan. Since we are home to the Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey, we have a multitude of effective treatments available. We offer UV light and biologic therapies, as well as, oral medications. Dr. Jerry Bagel, a board certified dermatologist, is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of psoriasis. Be sure to schedule an appointment with him to discuss creating and implementing a treatment plan.
Since 1985 our Medical Director, Dr. Bagel, has been at the forefront of psoriasis patient care, treatment and clinical research. The Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey and Windsor Dermatology is one of the most respected clinical settings in America for psoriasis treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our psoriasis treatments.
*Content Updated November 6, 2017