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Living with psoriasis: a model witness
Victoria Sanderson was a model of 17 when his life took a turn because of a serious skin disease. First, he began to notice red spots on his elbows. After a few days, was covered from head to toe with red patches did not go away. 'pose I had to stop because he could not serve as a model for anyone and I lost my job as a waitress in a Chinese restaurant because the boss said he was driving away customers.
Victoria's doctor told him the problem would disappear in a week, so I was not prepared to receive the hard news that suffered a condition called psoriasis. 'I did not understand what it was. I thought it was a rash disappears. Nobody told me that would be forever. Started smearing cream, but your skin is dry, it cracked and hardened. Even when combing hurt. When I finally went to the dermatologist three months later, Victoria was in a terrible state. "I could not stand up, could not use my hands. Simply put clothes on my skin and feel it was a nightmare '. This disorder, which affects about 3% of the population, is linked to immune system 'hyperactive'.
Approximately one third of those affected contracted the disease before age 16. Christopher Griffiths, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Manchester and spokesman for the British Skin Foundation says the disease as a teenager or young person is particularly difficult. 'A can sometimes occur at a stage of life very delicate, in a time of exams or during the first or the first employment relationship. Can ruin the life '. 'Disease lonely' although most patients have a genetic predisposition for the disease, also is believed to occur from a simple sore throat or during a time of great stress. No only an uncomfortable and painful skin disease, but also is a visible problem that can cause a great impact on quality of life of sufferers. Victoria says he gets nervous meeting new people and is concerned that people stares at him. Now at 28, is a marketing consultant and is well aware of the pressure that weighs on it to show attractive when representing client’s brands. "It's a lonely disease sometimes can give me want to hide,
That most people are unaware of what this disease. 'People think that psoriasis is contagious, it must be the result of having eaten something bad. The first reaction is to throw a backward step. Imagine how that affects who has the disease. "Psoriasis is caused by an acceleration of the usual process of removal of the skin. Normally skin cells take between 21 and 28 days can be replaced. In a patient with psoriasis that time is reduced to between two and six days. This is an accumulation of skin cells on the surface of the skin.
The reddish color is due to the increase of blood vessels needed to support the increased cell production. In recent years there have been more effective treatments for Psoriasis Free For Life that have improved the lives of sufferers. Topical therapies and creams vitamin D are used now, while biological therapies in the form of injections that target the immune system, are used to treat severe cases not responding to any other type of treatment. "None of them is a cure but can represent a considerable improvement and social interaction to get back to normal ',
Psoriasis Free For Life : Victoria found his salvation in the ultraviolet light therapy. After eight weeks of intensive treatment with radiation, the red patches disappeared covering his skin. Slowly returned, however, and now has to undergo ultraviolet sessions every six months to keep their disease under control. "It's hard to avoid talking my skin problem, "says Victoria. 'People ask me if I have HIV, sometimes I wonder if I had a car accident. I try to explain that it is an immune system disease is not contagious'. 'Suddenly it is not something so awful and disgusting .
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