If you’re a psoriatic arthritis patient, you already know how unfamiliar people are with the disease.
I mean, I’m pretty sure there are people in my life who still don’t understand what it is.
There are more than a million people in the USA alone diagnosed with the disease, but who knows how many others there are who aren’t diagnosed. There is no specific blood test that shows PsA, there is no scan that can accurately tell you you have PsA – it truly is putting together the pieces of the puzzle and coming to the right diagnosis.
The prevalence of PsA in the US is greater than that of the more well-known conditions multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) combined. Yet, so many don’t understand what it is.
The Be Counted initiative is helping to spread awareness of what Psoriatic Arthritis is and how it affects patients. When you visit the website, you’ll see there are 3 videos to watch. When you watch them, the map below it updates with the location of where you’re watching it. The more we spread the site, and the more we spread the videos, the more awareness will be spread and the map will reflect that!
HOW COOL IS THAT?!
I had a chance to speak with Dr. Faller and Lisa (one of the beautiful patients in the videos on the site) and ask them a few questions. Check out our interview here:
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Spreading awareness is SO important.
Think about it . . . whenever you see a pink ribbon, you immediately think Breast Cancer because there is SO MUCH AWARENESS around it.
Let’s help spread the awareness of psoriatic arthritis.
Let’s help others know about the disease and how it impacts us.
Let’s help others get the information they need that may end up helping them get a diagnosis.
Psoriatic Arthritis Counts!
Wishing You A Pain Free Day!