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The Psoriasis Association is the leading national charity working for people with psoriasis and all donations received help to sustain work in supporting people affected by psoriasis, raising awareness of the condition and funding research projects.
They are reliant on donations to be able to continue their work.
Psoriasis is an immune condition, which causes symptoms on the skin and sometimes the joints.
When a person has psoriasis, their skin replacement process speeds up, taking just a few days to replace skin cells that usually take 21-28 days.
This accumulation of skin cells builds up to form raised ‘plaques’ on the skin, which can also be flaky, scaly, red on caucasian skin, darker patches on darker skin tones, and itchy.
The current thinking is that psoriasis affects between 2% and 3% of the UK population - up to 1.8 million people - although this is an estimate.
It affects males and females equally.
Psoriasis can occur at any age, although there seem to be two ‘peaks’; from the late teens to early thirties, and between the ages of around 50 and 60.
Psoriasis is a complicated condition that is very unique to each individual. Everyone has different ways in which they cope with their psoriasis, and the amount of skin affected by psoriasis can differ greatly from person to person.
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