UV Light – Sunlight Institute

UV Light – Sunlight Institute

UV Light

 

 

Patients suffering from psoriasis or other types of skin diseases could benefit from ultraviolet light emitted from commercial tanning beds, a low-cost and effective option to medical phototherapy, according to an expert on the treatment of psoriasis.

Psoriasis is a chronic condition that causes red and flaky skin. It is the most common autoimmune disease in the UK, affecting as many as 7.5 million Brits, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis can be addressed with various topical treatments like corticosteroids, which reduce inflammation and relieve itching, biologic drugs that target specific parts of the immune system, or other types of oral or injected medications. Psoriasis also is commonly treated with artificial ultraviolet light, known as phototherapy, which may be expensive if performed in a doctor’s office and inconvenient for some patients.

There is some evidence that going to a tanning bed was the most common form of phototherapy that psoriasis patients use,” said Dr. Steven Feldman, a professor of dermatology, pathology and public health sciences at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Controlled exposure to ultraviolet A or UVB radiation can both effectively treat psoriasis, said Feldman, who is the director of the Psoriasis Treatment Center at Wake Forest Baptist and a former member of the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Advisory Board.

 

Healthful Effects of Sunbeds:

 

Sunbeds strengthen bone. one study compared 50 subjects who used a sunbed at least once weekly, to 106 control subjects who did not use them. Sunbed users had 90% higher vitamin D levels than non-users. They also had significantly higher bone-mineral density, indicative of stronger bones.

 

Sunbeds can control psoriasis and eczema. Research showed convincingly that sunbeds are a valid treatment for psoriasis and, it also stated another conclusion: Sunbeds could be useful “as a treatment option for atopic dermatitis [eczema], mycosis fungoides, acne, scleroderma, vitiligo, and pruritus, as well as other UV sensitive dermatoses.”

 

Sunbeds use reduce chronic pain.  A study of pain in fibromyalgia patients, conducted by dermatologists, revealed that those who used UV-producing sunbeds experienced a decrease of 0.44 points on a 10 point scale (Likert scale), when compared to those who did not receive UV light. Furthermore, feelings of well-being and relaxation were also reported among the tanners.

 

Sunbeds may help unborn children. Sunbeds are now being recommended for use by pregnant women who will give birth in a winter month, in order to protect the unborn child from osteoporosis during adulthood.

 

Sunbed use reduces the risk of clots. In an eleven-year study of the sun-exposure habits of 40,000 women, venous thrombotic (clotting) events were measured. It was found that women who sunbathed during the summer, on winter vacations, or when abroad, or used sunbeds, were at 30% reduced risk of clots compared to those who did not sunbathe.

 

 

Sunbed use is associated with lower breast-cancer risk.

 

Sunbed use reduces the risk of death. Finally, Perhaps the most important research on sunbeds was a 20-year study: it showed that women who used sunbeds were 23% less likely to die from any cause than women who did not use them.

 

Due to the health benefits, and also due to the way they help my mood, I enjoy using sunbeds. Nevertheless, I am not telling you to use them or to avoid them. However, the aforementioned positive information should at least help you to make an informed decision. Stay healthy and remember that the sun is your friend!

Sunbed use is associated with lower breast-cancer risk.

 

Sunbed use reduces the risk of death. Finally, Perhaps the most important research on sunbeds was a 20-year study: it showed that women who used sunbeds were 23% less likely to die from any cause than women who did not use them.

 

Due to the health benefits, and also due to the way they help my mood, I enjoy using sunbeds. Nevertheless, I am not telling you to use them or to avoid them. However, the aforementioned positive information should at least help you to make an informed decision. Stay healthy and remember that the sun is your friend!

 

 

 

 

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