Get Clearer Skin and Live Life to its Fullest

Mike B., psoriasis warrior and patient supporter shares his pearls of wisdom and lessons on how to manage living with psoriasis.  For me it started with an unexplained bump on the palm of my right hand. Not a big deal, but within the next few weeks one turned to many and soon both my palms were cracked, bleeding, and so itchy I could barely stand them. Then, it showed up on the soles of my feet, and soon my legs and arms. It still shocks me how quickly my life went from ‘normal’ to ‘nightmarish’, and how hard everyday tasks...

We’ve all suffered through sleepless nights from time to time. New parents deal with it for months on end and somehow survive. For those living with a psoriasis skin condition or disease, the sleepless nights can feel endless. It starts with an itch that wakes you up from a sound sleep -- pruritus (yes, there’s actually a word for it). And then comes the scratching, sometimes while sleeping, that keeps you and your partner from ever feeling truly rested. That lack of sleep raises stress hormones in your body that can actually make psoriasis worse. Not to mention, scratching from...

If you have psoriasis, you could be vulnerable to a variety of other health conditions — including arthritis, heart disease, psoriatic disease, and other medical issues. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), up to 30% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis. But that’s not the only other condition that’s likely to affect people with psoriasis — if you have psoriasis, you are at greater risk of developing a variety of comorbid conditions and/or disorders including diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, anxiety, hypertension, and cardiovascular issues. Despite the risks associated with psoriasis, research continues to reveal that taking...