Today is National Psoriasis Day
On this significant occasion, we want to shed light on a condition that affects millions of people around the world – Psoriasis and its often-associated condition, Psoriatic Arthritis. National Psoriasis Day serves as a platform to raise awareness, provide support, and foster a greater understanding of these chronic autoimmune diseases.
What is Psoriatic Arthritis:
Psoriatic Arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs in some individuals with psoriasis, a common skin condition. Unlike other forms of arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis doesn’t exclusively target the joints. It can also affect the skin, nails, and even the eyes. This condition typically involves the immune system mistakenly attacking healthy tissues, leading to painful joint inflammation and a host of other symptoms.
Key features of Psoriatic Arthritis include:
- Joint Pain and Swelling: Patients often experience pain, stiffness, and swelling in their joints. This can make everyday activities challenging and impact their overall quality of life.
- Skin and Nail Changes: Psoriatic Arthritis is frequently associated with the development of psoriasis plaques on the skin, which can be red, scaly, and itchy. Nail changes such as pitting and discoloration are also common.
- Systemic Impact: Psoriatic Arthritis is not just a joint problem; it can affect other organs and systems in the body. Patients may experience fatigue, eye inflammation, and inflammation in other parts of the body.
- Variable Presentation: Psoriatic Arthritis varies greatly from person to person. Some may have mild symptoms, while others face more severe and disabling effects.
By observing National Psoriasis Day, we can collectively work towards a world where people with Psoriatic Arthritis receive the support, understanding, and medical care they need. Let’s spread awareness, offer our support, and join hands to make a difference in the lives of those affected by these conditions. For more information, https://www.psoriasis.org/world-psoriasis-day/
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