In efforts to shed light on Psoriasis, Dubai broke the Guinness World Record for the largest awareness ribbon
30 October 2018| Last updated on 30 October 2018
Breaking yet another Guinness World Record, Dubai helps raise awareness for a common skin disease
October 29 is recognized around all parts of the World Psoriasis Day and helps to shed some light on what the skin disease is all about.
And Dubai helped to recognise this internationally known day as it achieved another Guinness World Record on Monday.
Dubai put together the world’s largest ribbon dedicated to raise awareness on a subject matter – it measures around 1,463.85 square metres.
Held by the Dubai Health Authority at the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, the largest ribbon in the world held the colours of orange and orchid for Psoriasis and it aims to increase the awareness of the disease and its effect on people.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic and non-contagious disease that affects a person’s skin and appears in the form of red patches with white scales.
The disease affects 1-2% of the population globally and the cases affected are usually between the mild to moderate stage.
Psoriasis is mainly evident in adults, however, some children and elderly can acquire the skin disease too – most patients lie between the age range of 20 and 50 years old.
Doctors warn that people with Psoriasis are more likely to also get the following:
- high blood pressure,
- diabetes (type 2),
- heart diseases,
How is Psoriasis treated?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for Psoriasis as it is a chronic skin disease.
However, patients are advised to use ointment-based treatments on the affects areas. There are oral medications and injectables that patients can also use.
For more extreme cases, some may opt to use skin treatments, including phototherapy and laser therapy.