Psoriasis What is it
About 2% of the world population has psoriasis. Essentially, theskin is an immunological organ and it's a target for this inflammation. Sopsoriasis, the skin is growing too quickly.It gives you inflammation, thickening of the skin and scaling. A typical patch of psoriasis is a red, welldefined silveryscale, and that's the common regular psoriasis that we see. There are also other things to remember about psoriasis. We see arthritis, maybe associated with psoriasis. Alsothe more severe psoriasis, it can impact on our cardiovascular health.
Beyond My Skin Film A Real Life Psoriasis Story
Chhaydon: When you look at a dish, what you see first is kind of like the flavour. What you can imagine, what we see, is the skin is sort of the window to the soul or the skin is a window to what is going on inside of us. My name is Chhaydon, and I have psoriasis. My passionlife was to become a chef and it was almost taken away from me. This is my condition. It's all over my body, it's so severe that I can barely sleep. It started off when I was about 19 years old.
I went to the walkin , they gave me prescription it comes back again. Every time it comes back it was always worse and that's when I met Vender. When Chhaydon cameat the worst he ever was his skin, arms, stomach, back, scalp, ears were covered with white, thick, scaling, bleeding, plaques of psoriasis.
He also had involvement of his nails and his nails were crumbling and they were getting caught on some of his clothes and he was quite embarrassed to come in. He would come down with his head hanging low and really not wanting to waitthe waiting room,case other people were staring at him. I'll meet new people, and they're just like â€œWhat's that, on your armé Is that a burné Is that a scaréâ€� That's part of the reason I want to do this documentary, is to explain to people, it's like, it's a condition, that we can't help ourself. It hurts, it blister, it bleeds, but we can't do nothing about it.
He hid away for a while, I know that. When I know him he don't communie with his family because of his skin condition he hide away for a while. I didn't even know that my wife has an uncle, at the time. Psoriasis is not just a skin problem, it's a systemic problem. Very few find that they have friends and have a social life and so their whole outlook on life becomes very limited. And some patients have even committed suicide or attempted suicide because of this. So it can affect people psychologically very, very astically.
They tend to lose hope. To help me cope, I have taken sleeping pills and sometimes that doesn't even work. I inkorder to sleep, but when I'm awake it affects my life, my family, my friends and my work. Because when I wake up, I'm numb. Not from the psoriasis, but the alcohol that I take in,order to control. He became, certainly more withawn. Didn't really want to probably face it â€“ the facts. It was a young man who had so much promiselife, but was just being bound down and kept from doing what he really wanted to do because of his skin problem.
I was working with him during all this. Sometime I had to go wake him up and stuff like that and he don't show up for work just because you know, he has to ink his night away, because sometime that psoriasis gets bad. Very bad and you know, he Understand he needs his fix, which is to put him out, it's the alcohol. Right, and sometimes he don't get up for work and I have to go wake him up. And then we get into an argument and fights and so on and so on. We get into a lot of fights for us to understand each other. There was a certain time where I couldn't get a hold of him and I was concerned that something had happened to him.