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Monday, February 24, 2014

Psorphil's PsorCOACH to Support Psoriasis Patients.

Psoriasis affects over 125 million people worldwide. "In the Philippines, it is estimated that as much as 2 % of the population, or about two million will likely be diagnosed with psoriasis as of this year. Psoriasis comes to number 3 of the most depressed patient in the world, after schizoprenia and lung cancer, mas malungkot ang mga may psoriasis kaysa sa mga may cancer and HIV". Josef de Guzman (Psorphil President) told reporters at the recent Psorphil Psorcoach event at Max's Restaurant P. Tuazon on February 13, 2014.

Josef de Guzman (Psorphil President)

Psoriasis is a serious chronic inflammatory non communicable disease (NCD) that affects the skin and joints. It has severe physical, mental and socio-economic burden and carries a hosts of other serious co-morbidities such as depression, Uveitis, cardio-vascular diseases, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and other immune-related conditions such as Crohn's disease - that puts the patients into greater risks and shorter life span.

Ginny Sinense-Marksl (Lose2win Nutritionist & Lifestyle Coach)

Dr. Vermen Verrallo-Rowell, MD-FPDS (Medical Adviserl, Dermatologist)

Filipinos are suffering in silence with this disease. It is also believed that most sufferers are either  undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and consequently untreated. There is no known cure for psoriasis yet, but empathy and understanding will enable sufferers to endure the pain and discomfort of the disease.

Dr. Lorna Frez, MD-FPDS (Medical Adviser Dermatologist)

Enter Psorcoach, it is conceptualized in the context of trained Psorphil members as experts supporting psoriasis patients: to guide them in their psoriasis journey and cope better with their conditions. Psorcoach is intended to support the doctor- patient relationship by helping the patients to have a better understanding of his/her disease underlining the need to improve adherence to treatments and medications prescribed by their physicians.

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