Stress and Lichen Sclerosus

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by Guest Posts on Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:24 pm

Stress and Lichen Sclerosus

How much is stress a factor in getting lichen sclerosus thank you - Jane.
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by Dr Rosalind Simpson on Fri Jun 14, 2024 10:21 pm

Re: Stress and Lichen Sclerosus

It isn't clear from the evidence exactly how much stress contributes to LS, however, many patients do state that when stressed their LS flares/worsens. This is true of many inflammatory skin conditions. It is thought that stress hormones, like cortisol, can dampen the immune system which in turn increases inflammation throughout the body. This increase in inflammation extends to the skin worsening symptoms of certain skin disorders.
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Consultant dermatologist at Nottingham University Hospitals and Associate Professor at the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology)

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