"This is an excellent starting point for newly diagnosed psoriasis sufferers and ther family. It is easy to understand and dispels many myths and fears people may have. I have suffered with severe psoriasis for over 30 years and would have welcomed this course at the start of my journey." (Debbie, June 19)
Psoriasis is a common skin condition which affects approximately 2% of the population within the UK. Psoriasis is caused by the skin cells replacing more quickly than usual, which results in patches of dry, red skin which is covered with silvery scales which some may also find become sore or itchy. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are many treatment options and lifestyle changes which may help you better manage and improve your symptoms. Psoriasis can, for some, have a severe impact on their wellbeing, both physically and mentally, and support can play a key role in helping alleviate some of the emotional strain felt due to the condition.
mypsoriasis provides 12 weeks of dedicated information, sent to you by email in bite-size chunks. Each week you will receive either a PDF for you to download / print OR a video to view containing practical information written by talkhealth and medical professionals.
Some of the topics the programme covers include:
- The types of psoriasis
- Treatments and Triggers
- Questions to ask your doctor
- Practical information about self-managing psoriasis
- Stories from other people with the condition
All content provided in the mypsoriasis Support Programme has been written by both medical professionals and talkhealth and certified by the Information Standard, based on available medical evidence (sources of evidence available on request) and is for information purposes only. It does not constitute a replacement for professional medical advice. If you are concerned about any aspects of your health or wish to discuss something you have read within the support programme, you should make an appointment to see your doctor. You should always seek medical advice before changing your treatment routine.