Thanks for stopping by. If you’re here, chances are you’re affected by psoriasis; either because you yourself are living with the condition, or because you’re close to someone who is.
As you may know, psoriasis is a complex, long-term skin disease that’s linked to a number of potentially debilitating complications. In fact, studies show that people living with psoriasis are more likely to suffer from serious life-limiting comorbid conditions than the general population. Conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes,1 sleep disorders,2 depression and anxiety.3 Serious stuff.
Unfortunately, not everyone looks beyond a person’s skin to see what else is going on, and so some people with psoriasis face social stigma. There are also gaps in healthcare systems around the world,4 meaning the right care just isn’t always there to help people keep their condition in check.
But what can be done?
This year’s World Psoriasis Day falls on Monday 29th October, and LEO Pharma will be raising awareness of the seriousness of psoriatic disease with the launch of I’m more than my skin – a campaign that asks the world to look beyond superficial symptoms, to see the person behind their psoriasis.
On this page you’ll find three short videos about psoriasis, some interesting psoriasis fact cards and a collection of inspiring words from people who are living with – and triumphing over – psoriasis. You’re very welcome to use any and all of this material on your own social channels or directly with others to help them understand that psoriasis is more than skin deep. If you feel moved enough to share your own stories of psoriasis, please use #immorethanmyskin so we can help start a movement.
You see, if we all talk enough about the seriousness of psoriasis, we can help advocate for better treatment options and improved access to care for the 125 million5 individuals living with the condition today.
An overview: Psoriasis is a chronic and lifelong condition
Comorbidities: Psoriasis and other diseases
Beyond the skin: Psoriasis is more serious than you think
These videos are super-short and packed with psoriasis facts that you – or people you know
– may find surprising… Take a look and share away.
Rayanne, 26, Brazil
Melissa, 26, USA
Maria, 47, Denmark
Vickie, 48, USA