You are more than your Pso

Your psoriasis, or Pso, is a chronic condition, which means it won’t go away,1 but you can take control of your life. By keeping healthy and looking after not only your body, but also your mind and your relationships, you can live on your own terms, ease the toll it might take on your relationships, and even cut down on your chance of developing other diseases.2,3 You’ll find a few suggestions in this section to help you on your way.

 

Looking after yourself isn't just about treatment.

Exercise could help you manage your psoriasis.

 

SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE

Invest in a pair of gloves for household chores, to avoid touching things that may irritate your skin4

 

Psoriasis can affect them, so keep a close eye on yours.

The effects of psoriasis aren’t just skin deep.

Talking to others about psoriasis could be daunting, but might also be a relief.

 

You're not alone - there are other patients with psoriasis, just like you out there.

Advice about dealing with the main psoriasis symptoms.

Everyone’s different, and each of us has our own story to tell.

 

1.    British Association of Dermatologists patient hub; Psoriasis: an overview. Available at: https://www.skinhealthinfo.org.uk/condition/psoriasis/ Accessed: June 2020.
2.    NHS. Living with psoriasis. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/psoriasis/living-with/ Accessed: June 2020.
3.    WebMD; Managing the emotions of psoriasis. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/dealing-with-psoriasis  Accessed: June 2020.
4.    AAD. Skin and nail care. Available at: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/psoriasis/skin-care/nail-care Accessed: June 2020.