Psoriasis… the Silent Disabler
Psoriasis looks gross, right?
People seem to hesitate, just for a moment, before they shake hands with someone who appears to have that weird looking condition on their skin.
Is it contagious? Is this what leprosy looks like?
Social graces will usually force people to muscle-through that awkward moment, but not before that slight pause rings a deafening reminder with the person afflicted with the psoriasis that society is not trained to understand psoriasis.
First, psoriasis is not contagious. Never has been. It is the inflammation of skin, often around joints, that are itchy and flaky.
What most people do not know is that psoriasis is often a precursor to more severe health issues.
For example, psoriasis is the uncontrolled over production of skin cells, which is eerily similar to the ravages of cancer. So much so that research suggests people afflicted with psoriasis may be at greater risk of developing cancer in their lifetime.
Psoriasis can also lead to psoriatic arthritis, a condition the GetSkinHelp.com CEO, Keith Loo, has suffered from since 2018 (and strongly influenced the launch of this platform). If you have never suffered from arthritis, pray that you never do. If psoriasis can be described as “quasi cancer” then arthritis is “quasi Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS),” a debilitating and painful condition that makes it difficult to move.
So, next time you see someone with a scaly patch, please understand that they are in much more pain than you can possibly imagine.
Collision, the World’s largest and most influential technology conference is taking place right now, and Skinopathy Inc, the GetSkinHelp parent company, is part of the Ontario Government delegation.
This story is not meant to be an indictment against the Canadian Healthcare System.
SPF Minute #20 – Caucasians are 20 times more likely to develop skin cancer than people of African descent.
The American Cancer Society estimates Caucasians are 20 times more likely to develop skin cancer than people of African descent. When you see a lesion growing, you should definitely get it checked out.Get In touch