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Why Psoriasis Eczema Clinic is one of the Reliable Places for Psoriasis Treatment in Australia?

Understanding Psoriasis:

Psoriasis occurs due to overactive cells of the immune system, which accelerates the renewal of skin cells (usually skin cells are replaced every 21 to 28 days, but with psoriasis, the process only takes two to six days). Because the skin can’t shed dead cells quickly enough, silvery-white scales form that can build up into raised, itchy lumps called plaques.

What Causes Psoriasis?

No one knows exactly why some people develop psoriasis. Psoriasis Eczema Clinic founder, Professor Michael Tirant, research scientist and Professor of Dermatology (clinical and experimental), is considered a psoriasis expert in Melbourne and internationally. His research into the triggers of psoriasis in the early 80s discovered that there are many triggers that can initiate or exacerbate a psoriasis flare, including stress, infection, poor diet and smoking. Since this time, increasing amounts of research has emerged to support the relationship between diet, lifestyle and psoriasis outcomes.

How can it be treated?

There is no fixed cure for psoriasis, however, there are several medicated creams, lotions, tablets, injections and therapies that are adopted to try to prevent the flare-up or ease the symptoms. At Psoriasis Eczema Clinic, we offer holistic treatments and provide care to all patients suffering from chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne. Our treatment approach goes beyond temporary solutions and extends to the overall wellbeing of the patients including mental, social, emotional, and physical health.

Lifestyle Changes that Help in Reducing Psoriasis:

Our holistic psoriasis specialists agree that there are a few small dietary and lifestyle changes that you can make which can have a big impact on your psoriasis.
  • Hydration Boost : It is important to keep the skin hydrated, as letting the skin get too dry can lead to increased itching and irritation. Psoriasis works best with ointments which help to prevent moisture loss through the skin, regulating acidity and itch
  • Reduce inflammation : Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition with systemic effects. Keeping inflammation down is key and this can be helped by reducing intake of red and processed meats and highly refined sugars. Try adding in some meat free, plant based meals and cutting out added sugars where possible.
  • Get your skin out : many psoriasis patients cover up their skin, however this can increase your chances of Vitamin D deficiency, particularly if you have a darker skin tone. Ensure you get 15 minutes of sun on your skin each day. Optimal Vitamin D has been shown to improve psoriasis outcomes.
  • Keep Calm and Cool : the nervous system plays a significant role in psoriasis. Inflammation caused by neurochemicals has been associated with psoriasis lesions. Reducing excessive nervous stimulation from caffeine, stress, poor sleep, tech use, and high intensity exercise and help to calm the nervous system and reduce inflammation in the skin.
There are many psoriasis doctors in Melbourne but there is only one psoriasis specialist clinic in Melbourne that has specialised in Holistic and Integrative Dermatology for over 30 years. At the Psoriasis Eczema Clinic, we treat chronic skin conditions from the inside-out and outside-in using protocols that have been independently trialled internationally with great success. For more information or to book an appointment with our holistic psoriasis specialists, call us at (03) 9770 5337.
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