Unveiling Psoriasis: A Double Perspective

EUROPSO Podcast Episode 2

With a blend of personal narratives and professional insights, second episode of Europso Podcast offers a comprehensive exploration of psoriasis from a female perspective, shedding light on the challenges, triumphs, and collaborative efforts in managing this chronic condition.

In this episode supported by Almirall, Europso continues to explore deep into the world of psoriasis from two unique perspectives. Hosted by patient advocate Jelena Misita, guests Tina Koukopoulou, a psoriasis patient, and Dr Martina Burlando, a healthcare professional, share their insights into the challenges and triumphs faced by women with psoriasis.

Tina, a patient advocate from Greece, shares her journey with psoriasis since adolescence, while Dr Burlando, a specialist from Italy, sheds light on her expertise in managing chronic skin conditions.

Tina discusses the evolving impact of psoriasis on her life, from initial diagnosis to managing symptoms and societal stigma. She shares personal experiences of familial support, coping strategies, and the complexities of living with visible skin lesions, particularly as a woman in a society where image matters.

Dr Burlando emphasizes the holistic approach to psoriasis management, considering both physical and emotional well-being. She highlights the importance of patient-provider collaboration, tailored treatment plans, and addressing concerns around family planning and therapy side effects.

The discussion underscores the significance of open communication between patients and healthcare professionals in navigating treatment decisions, managing fears, and optimizing outcomes. Dr Burlando stresses the role of empathy, personalized care, and ongoing support in empowering patients on their psoriasis journey.

The episode concludes with a reminder that while living with psoriasis presents unique challenges, with support, understanding, and proper guidance, it’s a journey that can be managed. Good communication fosters strong patient-provider relationships, paving the way for better treatment outcomes and improved quality of life.

Listeners are encouraged to subscribe to the Europso YouTube channel for more enlightening discussions on managing skin conditions. With Almirall’s support, the podcast aims to provide innovative solutions and improve the lives of those affected by psoriasis.

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