The treatment of psoriasis in Finland is guided by Current Care Guidelines, published by Duodecim, the Finnish Medical Society. The guidelines can be found online at kaypahoito.fi/potilaalle
There is no cure for psoriasis, but the symptoms are usually very manageable with treatment. The objectives of treatment are relieving symptoms, ensuring good quality of life, and maintaining good working and functional capacity. Psoriasis patients participate in planning their own treatment. Treatment requires perseverance and finding a suitable treatment may require patience. The treatment must match the patient’s life situation. Continuous, confidential treatment relationships between the doctor, nurse and patient helps in finding successful treatment for psoriasis.
Healthy living habits have a significant role in controlling the symptoms
- Try to maintain normal weight
- Exercise regularly
- Do not smoke
- Only consume moderate amounts of alcohol
- Learn ways to manage stress that work for you