Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease of the skin that causes red patches, surface escape, itching and other symptoms that have a major impact on the quality of life of patients, as it has thus demonstrated the analysis study of the physical, emotional and health impact the psoraisis, developed by Action Psoriasis supported by Novartis, presented Wednesday in Madrid.
- 49 percent of respondents claiming to suffer from skin desquamation
This chronic disease that causes outbreaks, such as Pablo de la Cueva, the Department of Dermatology at Hospital Infanta Leonor, Madrid, attended the event recalled, following a pharmacological treatment is very important to have symptoms controlled, but not the only. In fact, skin care cosmetics, especially in periods where the disease does not manifest itself, is very important.
Thus, having a perfectly hydrated skin emollients specific Suitable gels and use should form part of daily care of the patient. Now, purchasing these cosmetic products is not cheap for the patient, hence the association Action Psoriasis is vindicating long some help so he would not leave so expensive.
However, this claim is no longer a priority for representatives of patients with psoriasis, as told CF Santiago Alfonso, director of Action Psoriasis. And, in his view, the current economic situation is not conducive to this demand when there are other more important, how to claim a more equitable and major new drug treatments access, such as biological drugs, “more effective but also more expensive than conventional treatments , “he recalled of the cave.
According to the survey presented, which was conducted with 1,474 patients, 68 percent of patients considered pain plaques on the skin affects a lot or quite in their daily lives, 46 percent mentioned the itching and 33 percent what really affects you are the cracks in the surface of the skin. In addition, 49 percent of respondents claiming to suffer from peeling skin and 47 percent on the scalp.
Other important data show that one in four psoriasis patients argues that gives them enough or too much sleep disturbance or trouble sleeping and 20 percent affecting their sex.