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6 Invisible Causes of Stress and Anxiety that might be making your Psoriasis worse

6 Invisible Causes of Stress and Anxiety that might be making your Psoriasis worse

Stressed with no reason? Be aware of invisible causes!

Some people report that even when things are going well, they still experience worry, heart palpitations, or breathing problems, and notice feeling anxious or stressed for no serious reason. However, there might be invisible causes you might not be paying attention to:

1) Caffeine

psoriasis triggers soft drinks and psoriasis

If you have psoriasis, it is more likely that you are already prone to anxiety[1] and sensitivity to Caffeine[2]. Because Caffeine affects hormones in our body, it promotes our body’s “fight or flight” response, just like stress does. Caffeine is present not only in coffee, tea, soft drinks but even in some snacks and medications.

2) Blue light


Studies suggest that screen time is a significant risk factor or a marker of mental disorders[3]. Long term exposure to artificial light increases the levels of cortisol and adrenaline – the stress hormones. We use artificial light all the time, nights, and even days in some workspaces, computers and mobiles and TVs.

3) Lack of physical activity


These days the majority find themself lacking exercise or much of any physical activity. People are at home, at work in the car with barely any movement that could help to get their blood flowing and oxygen pumping. lack of movement could slow down your metabolism, weaken the immune system, increase inflammation, and also lead to hormonal imbalance and consequently cause anxiety. Active lifestyle not only helps stress but can help put psoriasis on remission and there are multiple studies that suggest that active sport reduces the risk of Psoriasis[4].

4) Unhealthy Diet

psoriasis  and unhealthy lifestyle

It is well known that High in saturated fat, high sugar diets, and processed and junk foods can damage our gut lining and cause all kinds of health problems and affect your mood and even cause depression and anxiety[5]. This is why all health professionals add dietary suggestions to the treatment of any disease, including stress-related conditions.

5) Thyroid Problems


People with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis may have an increased risk of developing autoimmune thyroid disease[6] and thyroid dysfunctions can make you anxious too. The association between depression and thyroid function is well known. Both conditions express many similar symptoms. There are so many cases where people have reported experiencing anxiety for no reason and end up being diagnosed with Thyroid disorders.

6) Candida

psoriasis triggers candida and psoriasis

Often overlooked and ignored, Candida[6][7] overgrowth can also cause anxiety and depression. It is important to note that the Candida overgrowth is known to have a link to psoriasis[8] therefore, attention to candida is important.

A preliminary study published on NCBI (US National Library of Medicine) Stated that women with recurrent vaginal candidiasis were significantly more likely to suffer clinical depression, to be less satisfied with life, to have poorer self-esteem, and to perceive their lives as more stressful. Additionally, women with recurrent vaginal candidiasis reported that their candidiasis seriously interfered with their sexual and emotional relationships[9]. Could this mean stress/anxiety/depression and psoriasis all connected through Candida overgrowth? Read more about candida and Psoriasis here

If you are experiencing anxiety and stress for no reason, it is a good idea to analyze and address your caffeine intake, screen time, and to get tested for candida overgrowth and to get your thyroid checked. The good news is, all of the above have solutions and by addressing the cause you can improve your overall health including psoriasis.

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