5 time Olympian opens up about living with Psoriatic disease

5 time Olympian opens up about living with Psoriatic disease


SOMETHING PERSONAL TO HER. SHE HOPE OPENED UP TO HELP OTHERS.>>ONE OF THE FASTEST FEMALE SWIMMERS IN HISTORY. FIVE TIME OLYMPIAN. AJ AUTHOR AND MOM. LIVING WITH SORE RYE SYSTEM. MILLIONS OF OTHER ARE LIVING WITH T DISEASE. THAT’S WHY DARE AWE TORRES IS OPENING UP.>>BOTH OF YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.>>THANKS FOR HAVING US.>>THANK YOU.>>DARE AWE, I WANT TO START WITH YOU IN TALKING ABOUT HOW THIS AFFECTED YOU, THE SYMPTOMS. WHEN DID THIS START WITH YOU.>>IT STARTED BACK IN THE EARLY 90S. TRAINING WITH MY OLYMPIC TEAK TEAM BARCELONA. I NOTICED RED PATCHE. IT WAS A LITTLE EMBARRASSING, MY BUSINESS SUIT IS MY SWIMSUIT. I WASN’T SURE IF PEOPLE THOUGHT IF THEY WOULD GET IT IF THEY TOUCHED ME OR DOVE IN THE WATER. IT WAS SOMETHING I WAS EMBARRASSED ABOUT.>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HOW YOU’RE OPENING UP AND SHARING. NOW, THAT WE KNOW HOW SOMEBODY WHO STRUGGLES WITH IT FIRST FEELS OR SEES IT WHEN THEY ARE GOING TO BE GOING THROUGH IT, WHEN IS HAPPENING MEDICALLY.>>IT HAS TWO COMPONENTS ONE IS THE SKIN COMPONENT WHICH WE CALL SORRY EYE SYSTEM.>>IT IS AN I AM FLAM MASON OF THE SKIN. NOT AN INFECTION OR CONTAGIOUS. THE INFLAMMATION CAUSES CELLS TO GROW FAST SO THEY BECOME RED AN SCALY, BECOMES TENDER. IT’S DIFFICULT TO HIDE FOR SOME PATIENTS ABOUT 30 PERCENT DEVELOP SORRY CRAT ARTHRIT. WE CALL PSORIATIC DISEASE.>>HOW DOES SOMEONE MANAGE THIS ONCE THEY KNOW THEY ARE DEALING WITH IT.>>THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO MANAGE IT. IN SOME PATIENTS, THERE DIFFERENT TRIGGERS, STRESS, FOR INSTANCE, CAN BE A TRIGGER TO FLARE UP THE PSORIASIS. CERTAIN MEDICATION. SOMETIMES A SORE THROAT, VIRUS OF THE THROAT CAN TRIGGER IT. THE MAJORITY OF THOSE PATIENTS WELCOME YOU CAN’T MC IT WITH JUST NONTHERAPEUTIC WAYS. THERE ARE TREATMENTS OUT THERE. ONE GREAT TREATMENT THAT’S NEW IN THE LAST THREE YEARS OTESLA. OR PRIMALAST. WHEN YOU TAKE THE MEDICATION, IT GETS BETTER OVERTIME. SOMETIMES IT COMPLETELY RESOLVES, SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T. THAT MEDICATION TREATS THE JOINT DISEASE, NOT ONLY IS IT A PILL, BUT NO LABORATORY MONITORED REQUIRED. PATIENTS REALLY LIKE THAT. NOW, WE KNOW HOW PEOPLE CAN MANAGE IT. DARA, YOU’RE USING YOUR PLATFORM TO GET EDUCATION OUT AS WELL. THERE IS A GREAT CAMPAIGN TO DEAL WITH THAT.>>I’M HONOR TO SHOW MORE OF YOU THE CAMPAIGN. I’M EXCITED ABOUT IT. WE’VE HAD A WONDERFUL PHOTO SHOOT WITH MARTI SCHULER. THERE WERE FIVE OF US THERE, WE GOT TO BOND A LITTLE BIT. IF YOU GO TO THE SHOW MORE OF YOU DOT COM WEBSITE, YOU CAN SEE OUR PHOTOS, WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE SUFFERING TO GO ON THERE AND UPLOAD THE PHOTOS AND SHARE THEIR STORIES. EVEN THOSE WHO AREN’T SUFFERING, LEARN MORE ABOUT IT. IT BE YOURSELF AND BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN.>>THAT’S A GREAT MESSAGE. COMING FROM YOU AND YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY THAT MEANS A LOT. THANK YOU SO MUCH DOCTOR A

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