Is coffee bad for Psoriasis?
Morning coffee's are great to kick start the day with but can they actually be harmful to those who suffer with Psoriasis? Is there a connection? Let's find out more...
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition which causes dry, scaly, inflamed patches on the skin. Psoriasis skin turn around is a lot quicker compared to normal, normal rate is between 28-30 days; whereas, Psoriasis can take couple of days to turn around.
Psoriasis affects between 2% and 3% of the UK population - up to 1.8 million people. The most common places to get psoriasis is scalp and joints.
The immune system is what causes the skin to attack the skin leaving the skin dry, scaly and leading to rapid thick layers of skin on the surface.
There is continuously on going research into Psoriasis but unfortunately there is no cure. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition where there will be flares followed by periods of having no symptoms.
Having said that, having an anti-inflammatory diet can help with symptoms of psoriasis. There have been studies over the year looking at the link between coffee and psoriasis, However, it has not been established that coffee and psoriasis has a link or can cause worsening symptoms.
Psoriasis warriors, this is of course personal to you, although there may not be a link everyone is different and has their own personal triggers.
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Naz's Personal Experience: Being a Psoriasis warrior myself, I wanted to share a little insight. When I was pregnant with my 3rd child, my taste buds had changed drastically, I no longer enjoyed my morning coffee's, Tea's and even chocolates. (All common inflammatory foods!) In fact, I LOVED vegetables and healthy foods, my diet consisted well nutritional foods.
I did notice that my symptoms with Psoriasis had eased and patches were slowly disappearing. Although this is my personal experience, please ensure that you seek medical help and guidance. Everyone is different and I am purely sharing my journey. What may work for me, may not work for you!
If you require medical advise, we recommend you always contact healthcare professions.