Clătici Victor Gabriel MD
Academica Medical Center, Bucharest
Habits – a new way to approach of chronic diseases in dermatology
Author: Victor Gabriel Clatici
According to CDC definition, chronic diseases are characterized by a prolonged course, a pattern of recurrence or relapse, manifestation as acute outbreaks or slow onset, and a psychologic and social impact that affects the individual’s quality of life.
We have in Dermatology an important list of chronic inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis, acne, rosacea, or even skin ageing, ant the etiologies of this chronic diseases are unknown but all of them are a combination from genetics, internal and external factors.
The holistic and integrative approach of chronic diseases, including ageing, are based on diet and photoprotection, individualized skin care and life style measures (on smoking, stress and sleep especially), local and general treatment, and surgery or laser interventions.
Habits are “action[s] that you take on a repeated basis with little or no required effort or thought.”, and according to the literature more than 40% of the actions people performed each day weren’t actual decisions, but habits!
Improvement is not about doing more things right, but about doing less things wrong, and we have two paths to improvement, respectively improvement by addition versus improvement by subtraction.
Improving health and beauty doesn’t have to be about making one big gesture, is enough to improve 1% each day and we will have excellent results, including in chronic diseases.