The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that psoriasis is the fifth major chronic non-stick disease and diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases or respiratory diseases. Psoriasis affects over 400,000 people in Romania (about 2% of the population) and about 125 million people worldwide.
Although psoriasis is not contagious, patients with psoriasis have still marked the society
One important thing is that your psoriasis is not contagious. Therefore, the reluctance that many of us apparently have to face with this illness is therefore completely unfounded. Unfortunately, as a result of the stigma of the disease, the disease has serious psychosocial and professional effects, while psoriasis is sometimes discriminated and isolated.
Therefore, it is not surprising that a patient with psoriasis has reached a psychological comfort that is equal to or even greater than the cancer diagnosed.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that occurs on a genetic basis under the influence of certain triggering factors. Disease affects equally women and men with an average age of 15 to 30 years, but may occur at any age, including children.
The exact causes of psoriasis are unknown. However, it is confirmed that the disease is related to the immune system and that the development of this disease is genetic susceptibility, and mental and emotional stress is an important factor causing the disease to worsen.
Dr. Călin Giurcăuan, MD, MD, MD, the disease not only affects the skin, joints and nails but also has many other difficulties: diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, star, atherosclerosis, depression. As a result of these disturbances, life expectancy can be reduced by up to five years.
"Psoriasis is more than a skin disorder, it is a disease that passes through the skin barrier and has many nausea. Thus, patients with spastic psoriasis may have a related disease that is several times greater than a patient who does not have this condition. Therefore, it is important not to neglect multidisciplinary consultation, as the dermatologist is a key pillar"Says Dr. Călin Giurcăneanu.
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The main symptoms of psoriasis
The most common symptoms of this condition are:
- red, inflamed skin lesions with many well-defined shapes and sizes;
- white-skinned scuame (scratches) on the level of damage easily removed;
- dry skin that sometimes crack and leak;
- itching, irritation or burning.
Areas where injuries usually occur include elbows, knees, scalp, backbone leg region. In some cases, psoriasis may also spread to nails or palms or to any part of the body.
How to treat psoriasis
Psoriasis can be controlled by local treatments, biological treatment solutions, but only according to your doctor's instructions. Lifestyle also plays a very important role in the treatment of psoriasis and consists of a balanced diet, movement, stress management and a positive mental state.
"Psoriasis can be controlled and treated if it is treated well and fortunately more and more biological treatment solutions. In this chapter Romania is as good as in other countries, such as Germany and France, and we can provide patients with the latest psoriasis treatments. Treatments are affordable, substitute, many of which are free"Says Dr Alin Nicolescu, Primary Dermatovenerist, Secretary General of the Romanian Dermatological Society.
People with psoriasis, as well as anyone interested, can learn more about illness, ask doctors questions, get expert advice, or share a story with the www.psoriazis.info Foundation.
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