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Information is so important in this fast changing world of ours. It is especially important to be able to find out current information when you suffer from a chronic disease such as Psoriasis. Whether the person with the Psoriasis is you, your spouse or child; getting the best treatment possible is a priority for you. You have several resources available to you that you can turn to for accurate, current medical information regarding your disease, current treatments and support groups.
Your first and most important resource for news and information regarding Psoriasis should be your doctor or dermatologist. Other resources can be found by using your phone book; local library, bookstore or you can search the World Wide Web. Gathering information helps you to manage your, or a loved one’s psoriasis better, to feel more in control of your body and your life, and allows you to enjoy everyday pleasures more. You just might even understand more at your next doctor’s visit and surprise the staff with your new found knowledge!
In America, there are some national psoriasis organizations that you can turn to for information.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is the largest organization and has the most representation of dermatological associations.
You can find them on the World Wide Web (www) by going to: www.aad.org
You can also call them 847-330-0230
The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA) is a not-for-profit voluntary health agency that not only provides services to those with psoriasis, it supports research to find a cure for autoimmune diseases. They also produce educational and support materials.
You can find them on the www by going to: www.aarda.org
Another National Association to gather information from is the American Skin Association (ASA). This organization is made up of individuals just like you and me who are dedicated to finding more effective prevention, treatment and cure for skin disorders.
You can find them on the www at: www.americanskin.org
You can also call them: 800-499-SKIN
You can also use Medline’s searchable NLM Electronic Databases to find articles in over 4,600 journals in life sciences that all have an emphasis on biomedicine.
MEDLINEplus will lead you to over 600 diseases that have sources such as a medical dictionary, encyclopedia, prescription and nonprescription drug information as well as information regarding clinical trials. This site is updated on a daily basis to keep the information current.
If you need to find a dermatologist you can check out The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Website for individuals living in both America and in Canada.
One quick way to find information on the web is to use the search engines and place keywords into the search box. This allows you to find specific information quickly. Just be sure to check the source of the Websites you visit to be sure they are reliable. You can start your search engine search at any of these popular search engines:
Look for the following books about psoriasis in your favorite library or bookstore:
Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative by John O.A. Pagano
Your Healing Diet: A Quick Guide to Reversing Psoriasis and Chronic Diseases with Healing Foods by Deirdre Earls, RD, LD
Psoriasis: Everything You Need to Know (Your Personal Health) by Richard G.B. Langley
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