Special issues confront women with psoriasis and psoriatic Arthritis. The stigma of a visible skin condition can have a significant impact on intimacy, dating, starting a family and many important aspects of a women’s life.
Relationship and sex:
Genital Psoriasis and Psoriasis affecting hidden areas can have major impacts in intimacy with partners. Even visible skin patches joints swellings and pain can be major issues in establishing a relationship and sometimes in maintaining one.
Pregnancy and Nursing:
Psoriasis can improve on its own during pregnancy and might flare up after delivery. The medications for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis may need to be adjusted during pregnancy and breast feeding. Many of the conventional oral medications for severe Psoriasis can’t be used during pregnancy or breast feeding. However many of the new biologic medications can be continued till the last three months of pregnancy. In fact special biologics which are licensed even during pregnancy are available currently.
Amber clinics Psoriasis support group a patient driven group, has tips on how to deal with Psoriasis during pregnancy and breast feeding. Our objective is to empower our patients and care givers knowledge about new exciting treatments and to guide them in various life situations to obtain the best possible quality of life.
Living well with Psoriasis:
As everybody knows Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis sufferers have a higher risk of developing other serious health conditions -like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.