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Techniques to Effectively Manage Psoriasis

 

When everything gets awry, you do not turn to your mom for intervention but to your psoriasis techniques that you learned along the way. Psoriasis is one of the most common and exasperating skin disorder you will experience. Good news though, once you know the techniques, it can improve in a span of six months or less.

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If in this case you do not know the techniques of reducing the flare-ups yet, it is time that you learn to spot the things that can make the psoriasis worse. Here are some techniques or tips that can keep your skin condition controllable:

  • Exercises

By now you already know that flare-up is triggered by stress. Stress will release chemicals that can lead to inflammation. Stress is a normal part of life but you can lessen its effect on the body. There are things that you can do like doing exercise. If that is not enough, try yoga or even massaged as this will help relax your body.

Another worthy thing to do is to look for hobbies that you enjoy – it will surely ease stress levels. If you want to get more ideas, you can always talk to your counsellor. There are many stress-management counsellors here in Singapore, do not worry.

  • Use moisturizers

Maybe you do not notice but your skin is better during summers compared to winters. When the weather is dry and cold, flare-up usually happens. The best solution here is to use moisturizer. You can ask your dermatologist for the moisturizer that will work best for you. You can also consider cool-mist humidifier in your room.

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  • Avoid cuts and bruises

When things get passionate, you find yourself with cuts and bruises at the end of the day. If you have psoriasis, you have to avoid cuts and bruises because if the skin suffers from that, flare-up is sure to happen soon. So, you have to lessen activities that can lead to friction.

 

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking

Flare-ups are the result of your lifestyle choices like alcohol and smoking. If you are suffering from any condition, skin or not, you should make an effort to cut back if not totally stop alcohol and smoking. It is always good to break the habit for a healthier version of yourself.

  • Open up about your skin disorder

When doctors give you medications, you are asked if you have any allergies or any medical condition. If you are asked, you have to reveal you have psoriasis because some drugs can trigger flare-ups. Medications for bipolar disorder, high blood pressure can lead to flare-up.

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Positive Effects of Botox—Other Than Diminish Wrinkles

 

Up until now, Botox is treated like a magic trick: everyone can see its effects, but no one spills the trickery. Now, things have changed, and more and more people embrace the procedure for its many positive side effects—other than improving one’s appearance. Let’s take a look at some of the best side effects of Botox can provide to its users.

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  1. Prevent Migraine Attacks

It’s not fully understood yet how Botox can help with migraines, but the theory says that the substance used blocks the pain signals from reaching the brain and relaxes the head muscles so they are not as sensitive to pain.

  1. Minimize Sweating

Same with how Botox works on muscles, the substance blocks signals from reaching the sweat glands. If the sweat glands won’t receive signals, it won’t produce sweat. If you tend to produce excessive sweat in your underarms, hands and soles of the feet, you can have the areas injected with Botox.

  1. Make Blowouts Last Longer

Some women who have had Botox injected in their forehead reported less sweating around the hairline, therefore, making blowouts last for a couple of days. Some women in Singapore have taken it a step further and begun getting injected for the sole purpose of keeping their hair fresher for longer by specifically targeting the hairline and the scalp.

  1. Control Acne

Botox help reduce oil production, minimizing breakouts. For total acne solution, you will need large amount of Botox—so large that it will constrict your facial muscles from moving. However, tiny amounts injected superficially will suffice to control oil production while still allowing facial expressions.

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  1. Ease Muscle Pain

Studies show that Botox is also effective in reducing arthritis pain. By injecting the substance into certain muscles, it temporary paralyzes them, thus relieving the area of unwanted spasms and aches.

  1. Controls Excessively Active Bladder

Botox has also been increasingly used today to treat patients with excessively active bladder. When it is injected into the bladder, it increases the bladder’s capacity to hold urine. The substance is deemed effective especially to people with spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, since they typically have overactive bladder.

  1. Relieves Sex-Related Pains

For many reasons, such as tissue abnormalities and pelvic floor muscle problems, some women feel pain when having sex. By injecting Botox in the pelvic floor and perineal area, it relaxes the muscles so pain is totally eradicated during intercourse.

  1. Treating Eye Problems

The FDA has approved that Botox can be safely used for treating strabismus and blepharospasm, the involuntary twitching of the eyelids. Similar to how it works on muscles, Botox—in small dozes–paralyzes the muscles in the eyes.

Botox, for many, is not an ideal cosmetic product, since going natural and embracing true beauty has always been the trend. But with these positive health effects, people will hopefully see how Botox can help manage our health and well-being.

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