Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Psoriasis Awareness

August is Psoriasis Month and as I often say, an awareness day, week or month goes beyond that event as many who live with the specific disease, live with it daily. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation there are 7.5 million Americans with Psoriasis. Furthermore, the World Health Organization indicates that 2 to 3 percent of the population have been affected by psoriasis.

The Walk In My Skin program discusses the importance of funding, support groups, understanding the disease, as well as the concerns of treatments and advances in research. Thankfully, the outlook is promising as research shows that therapies and new drugs offers positive outcomes.
Learn more about Psoriasis you may even want to donate your time/money.

A candid discussion on the stigma attached to Psoriasis

is a chronic inflammatory skin disease.
has no known cause
is not contagious
currently incurable
may be inherited in genes
can be controlled with medication

Learn more and get involved: The National Psoriasis Foundation

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