It’s been an intense year of study and research dedicated to people living with psoriasis and I am ready to deliver. In fact, I’m more than ready! I am on a mission to improve the quality of life and access to treatment for all people with psoriasis. Building on the humble beginnings of Psoriasislife with its flaky offerings of extremely useful information, we now have enough resources from research and psoriasis experiences to launch us into a place we can learn and share. Hold onto your skins – this is going to be an exciting journey for all of us.
There are currently 125 million people with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis according to the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA).
In fact, there are so many of us living with psoriasis that in 2014, Member States of the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised psoriasis as a serious noncommunicable disease (NCD) in the World Health Assembly resolution WHA67.9. The resolution highlighted that many people in the world suffer needlessly from psoriasis due to incorrect or delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment options and insufficient access to care.
What we are seeing, is that the WHO cares about psoriasis and is aware of the social stigmatisation that adds an extra layer to our discomfort. To prove the point, in 2016, the WHO release a Global Report on Psoriasis.
Psoriasis occurs worldwide and has now reached the status of being a serious global problem. It affects men and women, girls and boys of all ages, regardless of ethnic origin, in all countries. There is also evidence to suggest that the prevalence of psoriasis may be increasing. Many studies conducted through WHO show that psoriasis can impact substantially on the quality of life, even when a small body surface area is affected.
Now here is where we come into action. The WHO Global Report on Psoriasis, published in 2016 describes psoriasis as a chronic, noncommunicable, painful, disfiguring and disabling disease for which there is no cure.
This is motivating. There is no better time or greater reason to explore natural therapies alongside scientific research. It is through our personal psoriasis experience that we will come closer to finding the cause and cure.
With 125 million sufferers of psoriasis worldwide – you are not alone.
Although no known cure is documented, this statement relates to conventional medicine. If our adventure into safe alternative practice and shared experience through Psoriasislife has the potential to curtail or even stop your psoriasis, we want to know about it and contribute these successes to those hoping for a cure.
Love and good health