What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that increases the rate that skin cells grow and form. This leads to a build up of cells on your skin's surface faster than they can naturally shed. This excess skin can become scaly, dry, itchy red patches that could be painful to some. The symptoms could come and go, and there is no cure, but effective medication such as Temovate, Aristocort or Synalar can help to bring relief to symptoms and decrease the rapidity of accelerated skin cell growth.
A healthy and balanced diet is always an integral part of any treatment plan for a health condition. You can always talk to your doctor about what dietary foundations would be best for you, and what you should avoid. This is a list of some foods that are suggested to be beneficial for minimizing the symptoms of psoriasis. You can try incorporating them into your everyday meals to see if your condition responds well.
Talk to your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet or health routine. Cutting out a food or food group without having a medical professional confirm that it has negative effects on you could mean that you are losing out on good nutrients. Of course, this is in reference to examples like tomatoes or gluten, both of which are good for you unless you have a specific reaction to them. Other examples such as oily fast food or sugary snacks with little nutrients are obvious things to avoid.
We hope that this list helps give you a clearer guide to approach an psoriasis-friendly diet. Eating foods that minimize flare-ups are an important part of managing your condition; along with regular exercise, stress management and effective medication.