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  1. Managing Your Psoriasis Triggers

    You can reduce flare-ups by learning the triggers that make your psoriasis worse. Follow these tips to help manage them and keep your skin condition under control. This is one of the most common triggers, says Colby Evans, MD, a dermatologist and chair-elect of the board of directors of the National

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  2. Managing Your Weight When You Have Psoriasis

    Keeping a healthy weight can help you manage your psoriasis. It can also lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes, which are more common when you have this skin condition. Here's what you can do to manage your weight. Experts recommend a heart-healthy diet. Follow these guidelines: Eat lots of

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  3. Psoriasis Tied to Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with more severe cases of psoriasis may be at increased risk of uncontrolled high blood pressure, a large study finds. Researchers looking at over 13,000 adults in the United Kingdom found that those with severe pso

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  4. Summer Tips for Psoriasis

    Warm weather often spells relief from psoriasis. Sunlight helps reduce skin patches, and higher humidity relieves dry skin. Yet spring and summer can also make you anxious about showing more bare skin when you have psoriasis. Use these tips to make the most of balmy days. Sunlight is the top reason

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  5. Is Your Psoriasis Treatment Working?

    No matter what medicine you use, you want your skin to clear as much and as soon as possible. Psoriasis treatments aren't a quick fix. Some treatments start to show results faster than others, but they all take time. Each has its own way of relieving psoriasis. And no medicines will make it vanish f

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  6. How to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

    Anne Jeffres, 41, an acupuncturist in New York, was in the midst of a stressful time at work when she noticed her scalp flaking. Her fingers became sore. Her nails were brittle and pitted. The mild psoriasis she once had as a child had returned in full force. "The flare-up was bad enough that I lost

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  7. Psoriasis Treatment Choices Improving, FDA Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing knowledge of the skin disease called psoriasis is leading to greater treatment choices, including personalized therapies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. Psoriasis is an immune system disorder that

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  8. New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new psoriasis drug delivered dramatic results in two clinical trials, perhaps heralding an effective new treatment for patients with the chronic skin disease. The drug, secukinumab, was stacked up against an inactive

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  9. Steroids Often Wrongly Prescribed for Psoriasis

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although corticosteroid pills are not recommended for the management of psoriasis, new research reveals these drugs are commonly prescribed by dermatologists treating this chronic skin condition. Corticosteroids, i

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  10. Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease and need to be closely monitored for kidney problems, a large new study suggests. Researchers in Philadelphia analyzed data from nearly 1

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