World Psoriasis Day (29/10)

October 29 on the international calendar is designated as World Psoriasis Day or World Psoriasis Day ( World Psoriasis Day ). The initiator of its establishment in 2004 was the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations ( IFPA –.

This date primarily affects those people who suffer from this disease, as well as dermatologists who help people treat it. He is also addressed to the entire world community, as statistics show that about 3% of the world's population suffer from psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis – disease, associated with the destruction of not only skin covers, but also human joints.

The establishment, organization and annual holding of events within the framework of World Psoriasis Day is aimed at attracting the attention of people, international medical and charitable organizations, foundations, public and private medical institutions of all countries to the issue of prevention, methods of diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

In addition, the tasks set by IFPA include educational activities aimed at explaining to people how to prevent this disease, to know their attitude to the so-called risk group, that is, to understand whether there is a predisposition to the disease.

An important focus in the work of the Federation is that which touches on the issue of the psychological state of those suffering from psoriasis. To achieve knowledge and, more importantly, understanding by patients and others that psoriasis is not an infectious disease – important tasks that contribute to solving the problem of psychological discomfort experienced as sick, and the people around him.

Psoriasis, although it is one of the diseases that are completely incurable, but can be controlled, and with proper treatment, its external manifestation can be insignificant and even passing. This is one of the most common skin diseases and can manifest itself at any age in the form of rash, redness and peeling of the skin in certain parts of the body. Open areas of the body, affected by rashes, often cause certain psychological complexes that can become a barrier in the patient’s communication with others. Moreover, this discomfort for the patient can become a factor that exacerbates the manifestation of the disease.

A genetically determined predisposition plays a large role in the appearance of psoriasis in a patient, as well as a number of factors contributing to the manifestation of psoriasis. Among these factors are the disruption of the immune system, solar and x-ray exposure, hormonal disorders, etc.

Proper treatment contributes to the fact that the remission period, when the external manifestations of the disease become subtle or completely disappear, can be quite long and last up to several years. In some cases, psoriasis develops into a more complex and heavier form, expressed in the destruction of human joints – psoriatic arthritis.

Every year on October 29, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations holds events under a specific topic. On this day, lectures, seminars are held around the world with the involvement of medical specialists, contests of drawings and postcards, photo exhibitions, distribution of leaflets and information brochures, consultations in medical institutions and other events. In some countries, open yoga classes with patients with psoriasis are held.

And the most important thing that you should remember not only on October 29, and what all medical specialists say: prevention is better than treatment! Therefore, take care of the nervous system, strive for positive emotions, do not neglect relaxation, outdoor walks and sane physical exertion.