Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that acts throughout the body, although its most visible effects are on the skin.1
Right now, around 2% of the population has psoriasis,2 and the majority (around 90%) has plaque psoriasis,3 a form of the disease which causes red, raised plaques on the skin, which cause pain, itch and burning.1
Psoriasis can be a variable disease that presents in different ways,1,4 so your experience with it will be personal.
Living with raised patches that are red, flaky and itchy can not only feel uncomfortable, but can impact your self-esteem, career and relationships, and mean missing out on the little things in life.5-7
People with psoriasis may avoid clothing like shorts,5 activities like swimming,8 and even physical contact like handshakes and hugs.9
For many people, psoriasis can be a life-long condition. If it isn’t treated as well as it could be, it may even impact the course of a person’s 10
These, in addition to the inflammatory nature of psoriasis, are just some of the reasons why the World Health Organization (WHO) considers psoriasis to be a serious non-communicable disease.11
Advances in dermatology mean there are more options available for people with psoriasis than ever before.
And, as our understanding of the science behind psoriasis and how to manage it improves, physicians have started to expect more from the treatments they prescribe.12
Some people even find that if their psoriasis improves enough with treatment, their everyday life is no longer affected by the condition.13,14
So isn’t it time to start taking back the things that you miss?