It’s Psoriasis Awareness Month, and as one of the conditions we help treat here at Infusion Express, we wanted to help spotlight this condition. Read on for the facts.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a immune system disorder that affects the skin and is marked by red, itchy, scaly patches. It can be triggered by stress, cold weather, and infections. The disease is also associated with joint pain and inflammation, and it can proceed to psoriatic arthritis, and inflammatory, progressive, destructive form of arthritis.
Millions are Living with Psoriasis
7.5 million people, to be exact, and 30 percent of those will develop psoriatic arthritis. Additionally, the National Psoriasis Foundation reports the following statistics:
- 33 percent report their disease impacting their social interactions.
- 59 percent say psoriasis is a daily problem they have to deal with.
- 52 percent are dissatisfied with their treatment.
- 72 percent are also battling being overweight or obese, which increases the risk of other chronic conditions.
The Challenges of Life with Psoriasis
People living with psoriasis face a variety of challenges, including managing the itch of the skin disease, the pain of joint inflammation and soreness, relationships affected by the disease, depression, the need for accommodations at work, and the need to manage stress, which can cause flare-ups. And while research is ongoing and promising, there is currently no cure.
Hope for Those With Psoriasis
The good news is, there are a number of effective treatment options for psoriasis, and remission is a possibility. Mild disease can often be treated topically, and there are effective treatments for moderate to severe disease available. Your healthcare team can help you design a plan to support the best quality of life possible.
Psoriasis Treatment at Infusion Express
If you or someone you love is battling psoriasis and receive outpatient IV therapy as part of a treatment plan, Infusion Express can make a huge difference in your life. With the warmth of a spa-like setting and the comforts of home without having to entertain medical professionals, you can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. We’ll even provide refreshments.
We also understand the demands of a busy schedule, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on weekends at two convenient locations on either side of the state line in both Lee’s Summit and Overland Park. If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at either one of our locations.