National Psoriasis Foundation Walk
Did you know that an estimated 125 million people are affected by psoriasis and there is currently no cure? On Sunday, October 11, 2015, the National Psoriasis Foundation is holding a walk in San Diego for a life free of psoriatic disease. The Foundation provides help to psoriasis patients and promotes research to find a cure. SBP is one of the grateful recipients of funding from the Foundation. Invite a few friends to come walk and support Team NPF as they walk to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Team NPF Walk in San Diego
Sunday, October 11, 2015 Crown Point at Mission Bay Registration - 8:00 a.m. Walk Begins - 9:00 a.m. teamnpf.org/sdwalk 10 facts about Psoriasis
- Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the U.S.
- Many people with psoriasis report having trouble sleeping, walking, sitting, or standing for long periods of time, as well as difficulty with using their hands. The disease's severity is measured by how it affects a person's quality of life.
- It is a noncontagious, chronic disease of the immune system that affects an estimated 125 million people worldwide. Current estimates provided by the National Institutes of Health show that as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.
- Psoriasis affects nearly 3 percent of the world's population.
- It affects both males and females of all ages, genders, and ethnicities.
- Psoriasis commonly appears between the ages of 15 and 35, with approximately 10 to 15 percent of people getting it before the age of 10. The disease rarely appears in infants.
- There are no special blood tests or diagnostic tools currently in existence that diagnose psoriasis. Physicians and health care providers normally examine the infected skin to make a diagnosis.
- There are various treatments to manage the symptoms, but no one treatment is effective for everyone.
- The cause of psoriasis is unknown. Most researchers agree that the immune system in people affected by psoriasis is somehow mistakenly triggered, e.g. emotional stress, injury to the skin, smoking, or a reaction to treatment with certain drugs, which speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells.
- Psoriasis frequently occurs with a range of other health concerns such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, metabolic syndrome, Crohn's disease, obesity, hypertension, and depression.
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