Women with Psoriasis

For women, treating psoriasis has extra considerations. You may be struggling with the stigma of having a visible skin condition. You may have questions about how your condition will affect dating and intimacy. You may even wonder how your psoriasis will affect your plans to start a family.

 
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Everyday Living

Psoriasis can impact much more than your health. Living with psoriasis can mean making changes to your daily routine. It may affect the clothes you choose to wear, how you interact in the workplace or school or even how well you sleep at night. Fortunately, many others who live with psoriasis have shared their tips on how they not only manage psoriasis but also thrive.

Emotional Well-being

Juggling a career, family and psoriasis is a difficult task for anybody – no matter the severity your disease. While sticking to a treatment plan that works for you is important, the other side of the equation is making sure that you are staying mentally healthy.

From developing a strong personal support system, to discussing your concerns with your health care providers, there are many ways to lessen the emotional burden that can come with psoriasis.

To learn more about how psoriatic disease can impact your life and tips on managing the mental stress of it, request a free Emotional Impacts of Psoriatic Disease Fact Sheet.

Relationships and Sex

Starting a new relationship while living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis can be tricky. Having to explain your disease on a first date is not the ideal icebreaker when getting to know someone new.

Further, for many women who live with genital psoriasis intimacy with your partner can bring on a whole host of complications to consider.

To learn about treating your genital psoriasis and how to communicate with your partner about issues concerning intimacy and psoriasis, request a free Genital Psoriasis Quick Guide.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, there are many issues to take into consideration if you have psoriatic disease. Should you modify your treatment plan? Did you know that some see an improvement in symptoms during pregnancy? How will your medication impact breastfeeding?

Visit the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding page for more information.

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