Living with psoriasis
Living with any chronic condition can be a challenge. Living with a chronic condition whose symptoms are often visible, like psoriasis, can add a whole new layer to dealing with a chronic disease. This section of the Psoriasis Community Canada website is meant to help you deal with the unique challenges faced by people living with psoriasis, both on a physical and emotional level—and to help you take advantage of the support network around you, whether you realize it is there or not.
Coping with the emotional side of psoriasis
Many people with psoriasis report that there is a huge emotional component to having this condition, and that this can have a significant impact on how they live their lives. In this section, we explore this issue and offer some practical approaches to coping as well as some tips on how to deal with co-workers, friends and family.
Hopefully, these tips will help you build your confidence, no matter the state of your psoriasis or the situation you face. The goal is to help you move beyond the temptation of hiding your condition, toward a healthier and more open ”you”.
Taking care of the physical side of psoriasis
In the final part of this section, you’ll find practical ways to help control some of the manageable aspects of psoriasis. Check out the various ways that you can make a difference in your own life by making some small changes in your routines and habits.