Coping with Psoriasis

30 Ways to Help Manage Your Psoriasis

These dos and don'ts are designed to make living with psoriasis a little easier.
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Shed some pounds

If you're not at a healthy weight, make an effort to get there. "There's some evidence that if you lose weight, the psoriasis actually gets better," says Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant professor of dermatology and pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. This is especially important if you have psoriatic arthritis, as shedding extra weight will minimize stress on your already beleaguered joints.