6 Ways to Reduce the Stress of Psoriasis
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Psoriasis and Stress: A Vicious Cycle

While stress is a common trigger for psoriasis, living with the chronic skin disease can often cause stress. Some days you may feel like you just can’t get away from it. The good news is, you can. Having a few good stress relievers on hand when psoriasis stress ramps up can quickly bring you down to a place of cool and calm. And that, in turn, will help reduce your psoriasis flare-ups. 

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