To control psoriasis effectively, it is essential to understand the disease, its causes and what you can do to improve your quality of life. We’re here to support you – so we can challenge psoriasis together.
Facts about psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the skin. Psoriasis plaques can occur on all parts of the body including your hands, feet, elbows, legs, torso and head.
Plaque psoriasis is characterised as mild, moderate, or severe according to the amount of body surface area (BSA) affected and the severity of the symptoms such as redness, thickness, and scaling of the skin.7
You are not alone. About 125 million people worldwide are affected by plaque psoriasis.
About 10 in every 100 people have genes that make them more likely to get psoriasis, but only two or three of them will actually develop plaque symptoms.
Understanding what happens to your skin.
With psoriasis, your skin can flare up with red and itchy patches. But why? And why now? There are many different triggers that can lead to psoriasis flare ups – but there is also a lot you can do to help ease your symptoms.
Not sure of what to do? Talk to your dermatologist or doctor, they can help you find a way to reduce your symptoms. And for more help, you can visit the Philips Psoriasis Stop portal to catch up with the latest articles, tips and tricks on how to improve your psoriasis and general well-being in day-to-day life.