Best Diet for Psoriasis

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Expert Answers to Psoriasis Treatment FAQs

Dr. David Harvey, a dermatologist and surgeon, answers some common psoriasis questions.
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What you eat does not cause your psoriasis. Likewise, you can’t cure psoriasis with a special diet. However, you can better manage your flares and reduce your risk of serious psoriasis-related conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, by eating healthy.


The link between psoriasis and certain diseases may be inflammation, and some experts think that eating the right well-balanced diet (and one that keeps you at a healthy weight) can help your body reduce the inflammation caused by your skin condition.

There are many treatment options for psoriasis, and they all come with risks and benefits. Ultimately, whether you treat with topical creams, light therapy, or medications, you and your doctor will decide the best treatment path together.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 13, 2016

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