For years I would hear, “When you get pregnant, your psoriasis will go away”.
With one doctor even presenting the possibility that it may completely go into remission once I fell pregnant.
Unfortunately, these were neither the case for me and over the years I have seen many women share similar experiences to me. Typically when you fall pregnant there is a shift in your immune system that prevents your body from rejecting the baby.
As Melbournians, surprisingly we have enjoyed many warm to hot days as we are approaching the middle of Summer. Along with the warmer weather, a change in diet and lifestyle habits usually happens this time of year.
Late nights, more social events which leads to a diet rich in BBQ meats, salads, cold drinks, alcohol, sweets and perhaps an overall increased amount of food.
For some with a robust constitution, this is perfectly fine, however for many, signs that the “Summer Time” diet and lifestyle is having an impact on your health starts to sneak in.
Illness is likely to affect most of us.
Whether we are ready for it or not it can happen at any time and what may appear to be over night. Once the initial shock subsides, we tend to get straight into looking for help.
For many of us, me included, the answers may not come immediately which gives the illness time to exacerbate. My experience was quite distressing in that my psoriasis had spread to cover my entire body within 7 years of having it.
The festive season brings along many celebrations with friends and family. The weather is warmer and time away from work is ideal to rejuvenate for the year ahead.
But with these festive times, diet is often altered and the result may be changes to our health and more visibly to our skin. Here are some tips to keep your skin looking healthy and radiating this festive season.