Welcome to Freedom 360

Welcome to Freedom 360, a community support programme brought to psoriasis patients and their loved ones by Janssen and the Psoriasis Association of Singapore.

Between one and two per cent of Singaporeans suffer from psoriasisi. Many of these patients have tried to manage their illness unsuccessfully and are living a diminished quality of life. Freedom 360 aims to give them back their hope by taking a holistic 360 degree view of the challenge of living with psoriasis.

Freedom 360 provides you with information on psoriasis including treatment options, as well as practical advice to help you reduce the physical, social and emotional impact of living with the condition. Freedom 360 will also bring you workshops and events where you can get expert advice on living with psoriasis as well as meeting people who have learnt to overcome the burden of their disease.

Get involved with your disease, take charge, find support and tell your story. As part of the Freedom 360 community you will find hope and give hope!

 

Latest Blog Posts

25 December 2015
Everyday chores like doing the laundry can be challenging for people with psoriasis. Finding the right washing products can be an issue as they have to avoid using conventional detergents or fabric softeners which may contain harmful chemicals and dyes which aggravate their skin. Dead skin cells combined with chemical residue left in the laundry can often cause skin irritation. One alternative is soap nuts – or legumes, the fruit of soap nut trees grown in India and Nepal. Soap nuts contain saponin which has detergent like properties.
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18 December 2015
It’s the season to be jolly so we eat, drink and make merry. How do we enjoy festive holidays with our loved ones without giving up all the good eating habits we’ve cultivated to get in shape? Concentrating on people and not on food is one sure way of keeping you away from being full time at the buffet table. Next, check out the food when you arrive and make a plan on what to eat. Here are six tips to help you avoid over indulgence during the holidays. Happy eating and happy holidays.
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11 December 2015
Happiness is an under-rated ingredient in treating medical conditions. If you’re happy, you’ll be emotionally stronger and more resilient. And happiness is a choice we can make every day. Sometimes we give that power to others and place the responsibility of our happiness on their shoulders. We forget that a big part of being happy is all about the choices we make daily in our interactions with people around us. This article reminds us that the choice is ours to make.
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4 December 2015
The results of a large population study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) showed an increased risk of developing Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) among psoriasis patients exposed to physical trauma, particularly when the trauma involved bone and/or joints. The incidence rate of PsA among psoriasis patients not exposed to trauma was 22 per 10,000 person-years compared to 30 per 10,000 person-years in the exposed group.
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