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… during pregnancy women can experience changes in their symptoms?

Despite psoriasis being a chronic disease, this should not be a barrier to getting pregnant and having a child. Usually the main concern is regarding your treatment plan. So if you are pregnant or planning in getting pregnant, you should consult your doctor.

Actually if you are planning in getting pregnant it is worth mentioning that around 56% of women experience an improvement of their symptoms during the nine month of pregnancy. This is a result of the rise in the progesterone hormone, which dampens the overactive immune response in that triggers psoriasis symptoms.

The impact of pregnancy in the psoriasis symptoms will differ from women to women, and pregnancy to pregnancy, regardless of the psoriasis type. Nevertheless some women might not even have changes in the symptoms, meanwhile a small minority, might experience an exacerbation of the symptoms.

If you have any concerns regarding pregnancy, you should  contact your doctor. And also ask for extra skin care recommendations.

References

  • Healthline. [Internet] Will my psoriasis affect pregnancy? Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/psoriasis/psoriasis-and-pregnancy . Accessed: 9/7/2018.
  • Ven GA, Cassano N, Ballia G, Colombo D. Psoriasis in pregnancy: challenges and solutions.  Psoriasis (Auckl). 2016; 5:83-95.Ven GA, Cassano N, Ballia G, Colombo D. Psoriasis in pregnancy: challenges and solutions.  Psoriasis (Auckl). 2016; 5:83-95.Ven GA, Cassano N, Ballia G, Colombo D. Psoriasis in pregnancy: challenges and solutions.  Psoriasis (Auckl). 2016; 5:83-95.

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