January 2016 - Psoriasis Treatment Bangalore

What’s the Connection Between Psoriasis and Leaky Gut Syndrome ?


What’s the Connection Between Leaky Gut and Psoriasis?

There’s little scientific evidence to link this to any health condition, including psoriasis. Even still, this doesn’t mean the syndrome or the link doesn’t exist.

According to the Steinmetz Center for Integrative Medicine, the connection between leaky gut and psoriasis is clear. When proteins leak from the gut, the body recognizes them as foreign. The body then attacks them by triggering an autoimmune, inflammatory response in the form of psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes an inflammatory skin response. Because of this, it’s within the realm of possibility that the two conditions are related.


Source : Health Line

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Stress and Psoriasis


If you’re vulnerable to stress, your psoriasis is too

Does your psoriasis get worse with stress? According to the results of a recent study, that might mean you’re more prone to anxiety and depression, and more likely to get stressed out during everyday life.

Stress is a well-known trigger for psoriasis. Prior research has found that between 37 and 71 percent of patients with psoriasis report that their disease gets worse with stress, or first came on during a stressful time, as noted in the study.

A group of researchers in Sweden studied the psychological and emotional characteristics of people whose psoriasis is triggered by stress. According to their findings, these patients had higher rates of depression and anxiety, and had certain personality characteristics that made them particularly susceptible to stress, compared to people whose psoriasis was not affected by stress.

Results from the study were published in May in the journal BMC Dermatology.

Researchers analyzed 101 patients with psoriasis, most of whom had mild disease. The gender breakdown of study participants was relatively equal, with slightly more men than women.

Every patient was interviewed about how they handled things like social situations, work, financial issues and relationships. They were also asked whether psoriasis affected their daily life and relationships, and whether they felt their psoriasis was impacted by stress.

Patients also filled out questionnaires asking about anxiety, depression and various personality traits.

According to the results, 63 percent of patients said that their psoriasis got worse when they experienced stress, and almost 50 percent said that their psoriasis first appeared during a stressful time. These patients had higher rates of anxiety and depression than people whose psoriasis was not connected to stress, researchers reported.

Patients whose psoriasis was triggered by stress were also more likely to have certain personality traits that could lead them to get stressed out more easily, researchers reported. For example, these patients were more likely to say that they felt pressure in work situations, often felt rushed and tired or felt insecure when they were asked to take on a new project.

Asking patients whether their psoriasis is related to stress may help doctors identify people who need additional psychological support or counseling, the researchers concluded.

Research into the stress-psoriasis connection suggests that addressing these psychological issues may not only help patients avoid getting bogged down in anxiety and depression, but also help prevent stress-related flares in the future.By

By Melissa Leavitt

Sources : https://www.psoriasis.org

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