If you have psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, you know all too well the challenges you face. Itchy, fiery red skin. Hot, swollen and stiff joints.
And then there’s the ever-growing list of related conditions you are at risk for: Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, depression …
But this isn’t going to be yet another bad news post.
Because the good news is that while we haven’t found a cure for psoriatic disease yet, we do know that there are a lot of things you can do that will improve your health.
Just ask Nitika Chopra, talk show host and beauty and lifestyle guru. Chopra has coped with psoriasis since she was a child, can recall days when her body was so completely covered it hurt to walk, and knows what it’s like to want to lock yourself in the bedroom and throw away the key.
Nowadays, things are looking pretty good for Nitika. She’s helping the National Psoriasis Foundation spread the word about the power of wellness.
Over the next month, we’ll challenge you to set a goal that will improve your overall health and ask you to take small steps to meet it. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for your daily wellness challenge, and connect with others who are walking the wellness talk.
Be sure to check the NPF Blog throughout the month for tips and support that will help you meet your goals.
Thank you to our Psoriasis Awareness Month Partners: AbbVie, Amgen, Janssen Biotech, Eli Lilly, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer.
Driving discovery, creating community
For more than 50 years, we’ve been driving efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected. But there’s still plenty to do! Learn how you can help our advocacy team shape the laws and policies that affect people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis – in your state and across the country. Help us raise funds to support research by joining Team NPF, where you can walk, run, cycle, play bingo or create your own fundraising event. If you or someone you love needs free, personalized support for living a healthier life with psoriatic disease, contact our Patient Navigation Center. And keep the National Psoriasis Foundation going strong by making a donation today. Together, we will find a cure.