In some cases, psoriasis can either improve or decrease as you age. Sometimes psoriasis will get better as you age given that it is an autoimmune disorder and it’s possible that as the immune system gets weaker as the person gets older that they may experience fewer psoriasis breakouts.
However, it’s important to remember that psoriasis breakouts are a chronic condition and that they can flare up again at any time.
Many experts in the field say the notice the following about psoriasis as people get older:
- oftentimes psoriasis is at its worst when the patient’s immune system is most active, which, for most people is between ages 15 to 20 or around 50
- many children in their adolescence or people after age 50 notice that psoriasis issues become less severe and frequent as the immune system is less active
- psoriasis only can lessen with age after it is brought and kept under control through a treatment plan
- lessening stress on yourself as you age will help lessen the severity of the flare-ups
However, despite the fact that many people may experience a lessening of symptoms as they get older, it’s also important to remember that a few people may get psoriasis worse as they age. Moreover, psoriasis is caused by an autoimmune condition. In the end, it depends on the state of your immune system as to how your psoriasis will act and behave as you get older.
It’s also worth noting that unless the psoriasis symptoms are brought under control, then there will be no improvement in your condition.
The best way to get your psoriasis under control is to get on a treatment plan and products that work for your specific condition.
Controlling stress is another key to helping control psoriasis as well.
However, for some people with their psoriasis under control, as they continue to age and their immune system slows down psoriasis may lessen in severity as well. However, it’s always worth noting that psoriasis is a chronic condition that never goes away and can flare up at any time.