Vitamins & Minerals helping you cope with Psoriasis

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin disorders. Although Psoriasis is inherited, this disease is influenced by your environment. This includes infections and stress. 

Psoriasis is a skin condition that’s marked by inflamed scaly patches across the entire body. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Psoriasis. There are however natural ways to reduce the severity of the symptoms. Following a well-balanced diet and a strict vitamin regimen will provide improvements. 

 

Diet

A common treatment option is a nutritional diet. Following a well-balanced eating plan will help suppress the inflammatory process. Studies show that consuming an abundance of fresh vegetables and minimal meat products will decrease the prevalence of Psoriasis. Getting rid of refined sugars and carbohydrates is helpful in decreasing oxidative stress, that agitates the skin.

Not sure where to begin in terms of curating the perfect diet for your Psoriasis? Our highly experienced dietician at Nutri-Vice will help you create an ideal meal plan; aimed at suppressing your symptoms.

 

Lifestyle changes that will help Psoriasis

 

          Moisturise. Make sure to apply ointment-based moisturisers. This will help prevent dehydrating of the skin. Flaking and dry skin is a sign of skin irritation. Heavy moisturisers will help mitigate this.

          Try to avoid constant exposure to sunlight. Controlled exposure to the sun has been known to improve the severity of Psoriasis. Too much exposure will, however, worsen outbreaks.

          Take regular baths. Daily baths will help remove peeling skin and calm inflammation. Avoid harsh soaps and very hot water. Make sure to also PAT dry after your bath.

          Understand your triggers. Find out what worsens your Psoriasis. Ensure that you take the necessary steps to avoid them. This may seem a little bit obvious, but it’s easy to forget that your body is always communicating with you. Listen to it.

          Avoid alcohol. Alcoholic beverages are known to inflame Psoriasis. Try to avoid it! Otherwise, drink in moderation and make sure to alternate with water.

 

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin B

In all its complexed forms, Vitamin B is a viable Psoriasis treatment option. This water-soluble vitamin is important for biological processes. Vitamin B will help decrease immunological elements responsible for irritated skin. This includes inflammation and cell proliferation.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is useful in preventing damage caused by oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is triggered by imbalances between antioxidants and radical molecules. Vitamin C will help fix this imbalance.

Vitamin E

Those with Psoriasis often have low selenium levels. This is a potent antioxidant that helps improve selenium concentration. Vitamin E will, therefore, help protect your skin from external factors that might cause agitation.

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It is important to note that vitamins are no replacement for more conventional treatments. These vitamins will reduce flare-ups and symptoms but not cure Psoriasis. Make sure to speak to your doctor if you decide to supplement vitamins to manage Psoriasis.