Many of the nearly seven million Americans living with psoriasis may be faced with physical, emotional or social challenges as they struggle with public stigmas and misperceptions of this painful, chronic immune disorder that affects the skin. Today marks the launch of a nationwide awareness campaign, "Stop Hiding from Psoriasis," led by Grammy Award-winning artist and psoriasis sufferer, LeAnn Rimes, who is working with the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) and National Psoriasis Foundation to raise awareness of psoriasis and encourage sufferers to talk to their dermatologist about the impact of the disease.
LeAnn knows first-hand the physical and emotional pain of psoriasis. "Having battled severe psoriasis my whole life, I have gone to great lengths to hide my condition, especially as a performer. Over the years, I've had to deal with the emotional and physical toll psoriasis has had on my self-esteem and confidence, but today I no longer let psoriasis define who I am or how I feel about myself. I hope by joining this effort and sharing my story, others will be empowered to stop hiding from their psoriasis and better manage their disease and not let it limit them or their aspirations."
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