Understanding Psoriasis


What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis (pronounced sor-i-a-sis) is a long-term skin condition affecting about 80 million people around the world.1 In the UK, around 1.5 million people have Psoriasis,2,3 and it is estimated that around 1 in every 3 of those have severe disease.4

So you can see that you are not alone


Plaque Psoriasis

Psoriasis is not life-threatening, but people with it may have a higher incidence of diabetes,5 psoriatic arthritis6, heart disease,7 and depression.8 (Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that causes inflammation and pain in and around the joints).

Psoriasis can occur at any age, but typically appears for the first time between ages 15 and 35.9

How old were you when your Psoriasis started


Common locations of plaque Psoriasis

Where is your Psoriasis?


See the Hints & Tips page for help on recognising your triggers and how to deal with them. Learning more about your condition will help you feel more in control.

You can also download the desktop and iPhone® diagnostic tools by visiting the Resource Centre