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    Psoriasis patient point of view

    Survey highlights the challenges of controlling psoriasis flares.





    - 93% of respondents had other comorbidities
    - Overweight/obese 53%
    - Hypertension 42%
    - Anxiety or panic disorders 39%
    - Osteoarthritis 39%
    - Elevated cholesterol/triglycerides 30%
    - Depression and Bipolar 30%
    - Migraines 27%
    - Chronic pain 22%
    - Irritable bowel syndrome 22%


      - Psoriatic arthritis 72%
      - Arthritis/swollen joints 68%
      - Eye disorders/issues (uveitis, blepharitis) 17%
      - Periodontal disease 15%
      - Sexual dysfunction 13%
      - Nonmelanoma skin cancer 3%
      - Sclerosis 2%
      - Lymphoma 1%
      - Other complication (not listed) 15%


      - Almost two-thirds of respondents had never gone into remission, and most of those who did experienced disease reactivation within 1 year.
      - Only 27% of respondents were satisfied with their current treatment plan.
      - Side effects and cost were common issues affecting medication use.
      - Fifty-seven percent of respondents had asked their HCP for a less expensive medication.
      - Medication compliance/persistence emerged as an issue.
      - Fifty-seven percent of respondents indicated they had failed to fill or refill a prescription.



      Psoriasis in America, June 2017. Health Union, LLC. https://health-union.com/


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